The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (of Alexander Nevsky)

This place is called the heart of St. Petersburg. The Holy Trinity of Alexander Nevsky, is a monastery which Peter II ordered to build in the supposed place of the famous battle of the Neva. Later, historians affirm, that the fight took place above the Neva. However Laurel is dedicated to the heroism of the prince of Novgorod and the Holy Trinity.

The official date of the foundation of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was the day of the consecration of the first wooden church of the Annunciation. It happened on the 25 of March 1713, and the design of the complex of the laurels was made by the architect Domenico Trezzini, the construction terminated after 2 years. In May 1723, Petr Veliky visited the cathedral as he was ready to transfer the power of Prince Alexander of Vladimir to the new capital. The remains of Nevsky were taken to St. Petersburg a year later. According to some legends, Peter personally came to power in the cathedral. Now it is the main sanctuary of laurels.

Since then, the Russian Orthodox calendar is a holiday of Prince Alexander’s Preneseniya relics.

In the 1930’s, cathedrals and churches of laurels were closed for the last time in a systematic way. To revive the monastic life that began in 1996.

The Laurel now operates at the service of the pilgrimage, where excursions are organized to all temples and cathedrals of St. Petersburg and throughout the region. You can even book a personal visit to Mount Athos. The workshops reappeared as soon as the cult had begun to revive, also the icons painting, the cabinets and figurines of the Christians made in the workshop of the goldsmith. In Laurel territory there are only 4 cemeteries. To be buried near the Lazarev (the necropolis of the 18th century), it was required the permission of the emperor. It is considered that the Tijvin elite was almost completely destroyed, and instead in the 20th century there was a necropolis of art masters, this is where sculptors, composers and artists are found. The two cemeteries are part of the Museum of Sculpture of the city. The third major necropolis is that of Alexander Nevsky and the Nikolskoye cemetery, named after the construction of the church of St. Nicholas in the years from 1868 to 1871, until then it was called Zasobornym. In the 19th century it was one of the most expensive. The revolution came to the youngest cemetery where the Cossacks were buried.

Once you are in St. Petersburg, you should not miss the chance to get to know the city with a Spanish-speaking guide. We invite you to the free tour of the center of San Petersbrugo and other tours in Spanish. In the free tour you will be able to see all the important monuments and know their great stories. We take free Spanish tours in St. Petersburg every day. you would find more information here.

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