The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt, Kronshtadt
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View stunning architecture and design from the early 20th century at The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in 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 The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg vacation generator.
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  • Wonderful. Gorgeous. Huge. Travel and St. Petersburg to kronstadt (if your budget is limited) public bus. The town of Kronstadt is small and go to the bus stop in the Cathedral close.
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  • Visiting the Cathedral and did not expect that immediately get on an exciting excursion. We climbed the Bell Tower and rang the bells! Thanks Serge for the interesting story and sparkling humor!
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  • After the restoration of the Cathedral became one of the most popular sights of St. Petersburg. The huge Temple, related many stories of Russia and dorevoljucionnnoj fleet. Also notable for architectural style-neovizantiskij, which is a little where you will meet in Russia than the recalls even Ayn sofa in Istanbul.
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