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Tikhvin Cemetery

Alexander Nevsky Lavra | metro Pl Alexandra Nevskogo, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 906 240-01-46
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What a cool graveyard ! Well worth a Metro trip to spend time walking around, looking at all the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
ghm11_2
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Sweden
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Necrlopolis of the Art Masters

A beautiful cemetery, with the individual memorials spaciously arranged. You'll find the graves... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
bruce362016
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Buffalo, New York
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Tikhvin Cemetery is located at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. By the beginning of the 19th century, the Lazarevskoye Cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra was overcrowded, and it was decided to allocate a new site for burial. The cemetery, originally called Novo-Lazarevsky, was laid in 1823. In 1869-1871 in the northern part of the Novo-Lazarevsky cemetery a church-tomb was built, consecrated in the name of the miraculous icon of the Tikhvin Mother of God. The money for the construction of the church in the Byzantine-Russian style was donated by the merchants Polezhaev, for whose family members 20 places with 13 graves were allocated in the tomb. In 1876, the New Lazarevskoye cemetery was renamed Tikhvin. The church was closed in 1931 and remade by post office. The grave of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Established in 1823, some of the notables buried here are: Fyodor Dostoyevsky - (1821-1881), author more info on the site we will add
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Alexander Nevsky Lavra | metro Pl Alexandra Nevskogo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

What a cool graveyard ! Well worth a Metro trip to spend time walking around, looking at all the grave stones. Some of them are really different from anything we have seen before........ There is a map of the graves at the entrance, take a...More

Thank ghm11_2
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear ghm11_2! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

A beautiful cemetery, with the individual memorials spaciously arranged. You'll find the graves, and memorials for, Dostoyevsky, Rimsky-Korsswakov, Musorgsky, Boroding, Tchakovsky and other great Russian artists here.More

Thank bruce362016
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear bruce362016! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Here is the burial site of lots of famous residents - especially composers. Advice - go by metro; expect to pay for entry; church is extra; research the great composers' names in Cyrillic before you go (or have a visual-translator on your tablet) - there...More

Thank lowryepp
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear lowryepp! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Enjoyed a brief walk around and seeing Tchaikovsky 's tomb which is large and opulent. Can also see Rimsky Korsakov and Dostoevsky. Nice peaceful place. Just do not think they should charge a fee to visit.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Some more information about the important artists that rest in the cemetery would make the visit better. Still good for a walk. The graves are different to other European countries.More

Thank Samaser
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear Sergio! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

An odd thing to say, right? Well, this was beautiful, peaceful, and thrilling, all at the same time. It's not very large so you can take your time and walk around the grounds (beautiful gardens) and read tributes to the famous people laid to rest...More

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Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear Triptik123! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An unusual place to visit but one not to be missed if you love your Classical music. Tchaikovsky's grave is very opulent. It snowed the day we went. Very beautiful.More

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Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear jakielove1! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Where else can you see the graves of four classical composers buried so close together? The great and the good of the city are buried here in enormous ornate tombsMore

Thank m4ttieh
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear m4tteh! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

On our second visit to St Petersberg, we visited the Tikhvin Cemetery. It contains the graves of notable Russian artists, writers, composers and political leaders. It is adjacent to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. The two sites can be combined into a single hour visit.More

1  Thank John M
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear John M! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016

Near a matro stop and right across the street from the hotel I was staying at are the beautiful grounds of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Among the highlights is Tikhvin Cemetery, where numerous Russian artists are buried. The price of admission is 200 roubles, and...More

2  Thank moviegeekjn
Владимир Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Tikhvin Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear moviegeekjn! Thanks for your review, yes, you are absolutely right, we will add more information very soon, also we want to add GPS navigation for each grave, so it`s gonna be easier to find actually what are you looking for and it`s gonna make...More

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