The Smolensk cemetery appeared almost simultaneously with St. Petersburg: today its monuments are covered with a touch of time and shrouded in secrets. I will show you the graves of famous people, I will tell you how the name of the cemetery appeared. We will also visit the temples and the chapel of Blessed Xenia - and talk about the miracles that happened through her prayer. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 2 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot 3500 rubles per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Walk through the famous necropolis We will walk along the shady alleys of the Smolensk Orthodox cemetery: the first mentions of it date back to 1738, but there is evidence of earlier burials. You will find out what historical events this cemetery "survived", take a closer look at the reliefs of the tombs and tombs that have darkened with time. I will show the graves of famous personalities from different eras: for example, Eduard Khil, the artist Makovsky, the writer Charskaya and others. We will see the former burial place of Taras Shevchenko and a memorial plaque dedicated to Pushkin's nanny, discuss what mysterious stories happened with the grave of Alexander Blok, and remember the fate of all these people. Many holy fools are buried at the Smolensk Orthodox cemetery. You will see the graves of Blessed Anna, Blessed Irina, Blessed Gregory, nicknamed Monetochka. And hear exciting and instructive stories from their lives
Heavenly patron of the city on the Neva In addition, you will admire the carved decoration of the Resurrection Church, see the temple of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God and find out which church stood on this place before. And, of course, visit the chapel of Xenia of Petersburg: here, under the ground, the relics of the blessed lie. I will tell you how Ksenia became the patroness of the city and why Petersburgers revered her so much, and you can ask her for the most intimate.
The excursion starts at the cemetery. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.