The monastery is the pathbreaking center of Russian Orthodox religion in St Petersburg, attracting thousands of pilgrims, and the famous architectural highlight worth visiting.
The ensemble of Alexander Nevsky Monastery has numerous churches and cemeteries. Admission is arranged according to the rules of the active monastery: you should be dressed properly, monks can’t be pictured, no smoking, etc.
Usually tour to Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St Petersburg begins with the visit to the cemetery. Necropolis of Artists is the most renowned one. Here one can see the tombs of Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other Russian talents and geniuses. The oldest church on the monastery grounds is the Annunciation Church, where burials of the Romanovs family members took place.
The outstanding Russian Field marshal Alexander Suvorov is buried there. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the center of pilgrimage. The most venerated icon of Virgin Mary and the relics of St Prince Alexander Nevsky are found there.
The primary monastery of St Petersburg, founded by Peter the First. The holy place is dedicated to Prince Alexander Nevsky, the medieval ruler first secured a victory over the Swedish knights on the Neva river banks. Peter the Great set up the avenue leading towards the monastery which today is named Nevsky Prospect.