catch Orthodox heritageAlexander Nevsky Church
Alexander Nevsky Church was built in 1887 on the site of an old cemetery, with funds collected for the benefit of both local Orthodox Christians and Muslims. Constructed in brick in the Byzantine style, the church is considered as one of the oldest among the surviving Orthodox churches of Azerbaijan. After being closed by the Soviet authorities in 1931, the church was later used as a museum from 1935 to 1938. In 1946, it was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church. The church’s ancient interior preserves sacred icons to this day, dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky and Saint Mary Magdalene.
In 2017, on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of its construction, Alexander Nevsky Church underwent renovations. When in Ganja, be sure to include it on your travel itinerary - this historic church is sure to capture your imagination.
For more information:
- 2 Haji Ali Huseynzadeh Street, Ganja
- +99455 924 6112
- Open daily, 08:30-18:00 (break, 14:00-15:00)