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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  • After the restoration of the Cathedral, gigantski, grandly beautifully! As if breathed life. The walls are lined with commemorative bas-reliefs. In the Cathedral you can photograph and admission is free.
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  • The grandeur of the Cathedral amazes at first glance. Huge, but at the same time easy. The first time was in kronstadt, the city met ice piercing wind. But only one visit of the Cathedral was worth all this suffering. Very beautiful temple, unusual inside. The lists are placed on the temple walls lost ships and sailors.
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  • The Cathedral I would mind to one of the wonders of the world! Such beauty rarely see. Not only that, it is so bright that it can be indefinite amount of time. All seafarers involved in construction, big thanks!
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