This one of the city's oldest architectural complexes is located at the end of the Nevskiy Prospekt. The Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded in 1710 by order of Peter I on the site believed to be that of the 1240 Battle of the Neva, when the Prince of Novgorod Alexander Nevsky ("Nevsky" means "of the Neva") defeated the Swedes. Peter I named the monastery thus in honor of the canonization of the prince, patriot, and military leader. The status of Lavra, a term indicating a highly-regarded monastery accorded various privileges, was conferred in 1797 by Czar Paul I.