You'll find big names like Stravinsky or Tchaikovsky in this increasingly popular place to visit.

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Tikhvin Cemetery

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Cemeteries are becoming more and more popular with tourists and are no longer seen as an odd place to visit. The thrill of hunting out the gravestones of famous people or the idea of a peaceful stroll surrounded by nature is attracting a growing number of visitors. The Tikhvin cemetery is part of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery complex and the closest metro is Aleksandra Nevskogo II. Many famous Russians are buried here, such as the composer and chemist Borodin, the writer Dostoyevsky or other composers such as Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Glinka or Rubinstein. Visitors are given a map of the cemetery marking the graves of the most famous people buried at Tikhvin (some even have a bust on their tombstone).

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