Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Kazan

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Admire the blue and white domes and unusual decoration of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Built in 1722, this Russian Orthodox church is one of the most renowned churches in Naryshkin Baroque. Consecrated in honor of Tsar Peter I of Russia, the cathedral is known for its colorful decor, style of decoration, and high ceilings. Admire the upper altar of the cathedral from the front staircase leading to it. The miracle-working icon of the Mother of God of Smolensk and of The Seven Lakes, carefully transferred from the Church of of the Miracle Workers, is one of the most sacred objects in the cathedral. It is an easy walk from the town center. Plan your Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kazan using our Kazan travel itinerary maker.
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  • This breathtakingly beautiful church has a floral pattern and colour scheme very unusual for Russia. Naryshkin baroque (a Russian baroque style) is usually bright in colour. Don't miss the beautiful, ...  more »
  • ... , stop, inhale the very warmhearted atmosphere and just enjoy the beautiful Ikonostase in every detail. I felt very much touched.  more »
  • The best church we visited in Kazan lovely painting and atmosphere. Plus the view from entrance amazing.  more »
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  • Amazing place! Umirotvorjashhee! And what people here!
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  • Atypical for Orthodox Church design: reliefs and sculptures instead of frescoes, due to the fact that the temple is located in a Muslim capital of Russia. From the steps on the other side of the main entrance with beautiful views of the city.
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  • My most any place in Kazan! Amazing building: unusual "flower" wall decoration creates a very positive mood. With the high front porch with beautiful views of the city. Inside contrast all solemnly and even a little gloomy. Very high iconostasis. Inside the Cathedral are just blagogoveesh'. Most interestingly, despite the height of the building you won't notice it until you approach close.
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  • A very beautiful Cathedral outside, inside is not hit, was closed ☹
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  • Magnificent cathedral! The singularity of his vegetable ornament stucco and combination of different colors! Gingerbread slightly on perceptions) Very magnificent iconostasis! Feel very comfortable inside.
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Home to numerous sights and known as the Third Capital of Russia, the city of Kazan is the prime destination in Tatarstan. The city boasts a selection of accommodations to match every taste and budget. While it may lack the extravagance of some of Moscow's high-end hotels, it still offers a good selection of both modern and historical luxury lodging. Most of the city's best-known hotels sit relatively close to the center, so you don't have to worry about long commutes. Venture just beyond the center to find several smaller boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels, as well as numerous fully furnished apartments available for short-term rental.
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