Ancient temples and monasteries of the Leningrad region – Day 3: On the way to St. Petersburg

Today we will visit two most curious monasteries: Holy Trinity Alexander Svirsky Monastery and Vvedeno-Oyatsky Nunnery. And we will finish our journey in a cozy restaurant "Nektarin".
Ancient temples and monasteries of the Leningrad region
Travel distance by car: 307 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Lodeynoye Pole, Centralniy, Chegla, Staraya Sloboda, Kirovsk, Kudrovo

Trip duration: 3 days

Anastasia Baklanova


Modern European Restaurants

We'll have breakfast and go to one more interesting attraction.

Свято-Троицкий Александра Свирского мужской монастырь

Historic Sites

The Orthodox male monastery in the Leningrad region, known for architectural monuments of the 16th and 17th centuries. The monastery was founded in the late 15th century by St. Alexander Svirsky. The oldest structure of the monastery is the stone Church of the Protection of the Mother of God, built in 1533. The church with refectory and belfry is made in Novgorod style. The stone Transfiguration Cathedral with the limit of St. Alexander Svirsky was built in 1644. The stone cathedral of the Life-Giving Trinity was built in 1791.

Рощинское Озеро


The monastery is located in a very picturesque place, I suggest to take a walk in the surroundings and go down to the lake.

Введено-Оятский женский монастырь


Until the XIX century the monastery was completely wooden. The first stone building on the territory of the monastery was the Vvedensky church with a warm chapel in honor of the Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God. It was built in 1817. In 1910, instead of a wooden church standing over the graves of Alexander Svirsky's parents, the diocesan architect A. P. Aplaksin designed the Cathedral of the Epiphany of the Lord with three aisles was built in neo-Russian style, but it has not survived to this day.

Кировский пляж


On the way to St. Petersburg, you can stop in Kirovsk and take a little walk along the Neva bank.


Eastern European Restaurants

Travel will be completed in a cozy cafe with an interesting design solution. Here you will find European and Pan-Asian cuisine.