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"Alexander Nevsky Lavra ~ Lazarus Cemetery" Top 5 Page for this destination Cathedrals and Churches Tip by Canadienne

  Tomb, Lazarus Cemetery
by Canadienne

St. Petersburg’s oldest cemetery was created in 1717, when Peter the Great buried his sister Natalia in the St. Lazarus Chapel on the monastery grounds. The names here are less recognizable than in the Tikhvin cemetery, but they include court nobility, prominent state figures and military commanders, as well as masters in the sciences, arts and literature.

General Sheremetyev, the scientist Lomonosov, and the architects Starov and Rossi are among those enterred in this cemetery, found opposite the Tikhvin one (on your left as you enter the lavra grounds). Aside from name-dropping, some of the older and more-interesting tombstones are found on this side ~ like the boat pictured here.

Again, the normal entry fee was waived on Sunday.

othercontact: Metro Pl. Alexsandra Nevskovo

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2003
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