Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Kazan

(500+ reviews on the web)
Architectural Building Religious Site
Admire the blue and white domes and unusual decoration of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. 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 Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kazan using our Kazan travel itinerary maker.
Create a full Kazan itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kazan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kazan by other users

3 days in Kazan BY A USER FROM RUSSIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kazan BY A USER FROM RUSSIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Kazan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM HUNGARY May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kazan & Moscow BY A USER FROM ITALY June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kazan BY A USER FROM OMAN September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kazan BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Russia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • Interesting Cathedral. Looks amateurish look somewhat lubochno, but show it is necessary
    View original
  • Необычная роспись/лепнина.