Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Kronshtadt

View stunning architecture and design from the early 20th century at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, 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. Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • I attended a wedding in this magnificent Church, the room on the 1st floor for weddings that gold, it is in religion
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  • Beautifully restored. It is better to visit in sunny weather, magnificent cathedral in the sunshine outside and inside!
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  • Great place for people who interested in a history of Russian navy. The walls of the Cathedral are covered With names of the sailors killed in a line of duty since Piter the Great till Nicolas the Sec...  more »
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  • Breathtaking, stunning cathedral. Incredibly in the outside as in the inside. An obliged visit if you come to Saint Petersburg.
  • The main sight of Kronstadt. This church was not ever shut down by the communists. It's really impressiv . It is tied with the sailors and their lives, it is still an active Orthodox Church
  • This became a beautiful church after restoration, a gem in Kronstadt. Only, it lacks this calming spiritual atmosphere you find in churches.
  • 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

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