Cathedrale navale Saint-Nicolas de Kronstadt, Kronshtadt

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View stunning architecture and design from the early 20th century at Cathedrale navale Saint-Nicolas de Kronstadt, the main church of the Russian Navy. After several failed architecture competitions, admiral Stepan Makarov hired Vasily Kosyakov, a Neo-Byzantine architectural master, to design the church. Construction on the large Russian Orthodox cathedral began in 1901 and continued until 1913, when it was opened to the public and dedicated to Navy servicemen who died at sea. Though the cathedral was converted to a cinema, and later a museum of the Navy, it was eventually reclaimed by the church. Nowadays you can tour the well-preserved structure. Put Cathedrale navale Saint-Nicolas de Kronstadt at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg vacation generator.
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  • again as a tourist you can't imagine these giant structures unless you experience going inside - huge ginormous place with history, paintings, and writings on the walls. a giant WOW  more »
  • First cathedral visited in St Petersburg. Calm and spiritual (of course) inside - none of the 'busyness' of many Russian places of worship.  more »
  • We went to Kronstadt by ourselves, I mean, no tour. So we started the day very early, once the bus ride from St Petersburg to Kronstadt takes around one hour. We took the metro and got off at Staraya ...  more »
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  • just freakin impressive! dont forget to check the front huge place with the marmor anchor plates
  • A beautiful church, one of my favorites in Saint Petersburg
  • Beautiful church and worth a visit. A piece of art.
  • Main Russian naval cathedral. Byzantine architecture.
  • Nice