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Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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Modeled after one of the Vatican's major landmarks, Kazan Cathedral houses a world-famous icon of Our Lady of Kazan, one of the most significant religious images of Orthodox Christianity. Built in the early years of the 19th century, the classically designed building boasts a massive dome, dominating this part of the city from a height of some 80 m (260 ft). The lavishly decorated cathedral features numerous columns, sculptures, and icons, created by some of the biggest names in Russian art. Famed sculptor Boris Orlovsky designed the bronze statues of the Napoleonic War heroes Barclay de Tolly and Mikhail Kutuzov, whose remains lie interred inside the cathedral. Plan to visit Kazan Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg sightseeing website.
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  • Probably, among Saint Petersburg’s churches, this is the one with the most “odd” shape. The columns make us think about St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, but the main reason for the visits to this church.....  more
    Probably, among Saint Petersburg’s churches, this is the one with the most “odd” shape. The columns make us think about St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, but the main reason for the visits to this church.....  more »
  • The Kazan Cathedral is one of the attractions that someone should see while visiting St. Petersburg. 
    The Kazan Cathedral is one of the attractions that someone should see while visiting St. Petersburg.  more »
  • One of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals in St. Petersburg. Located in a small park with a fountain. The colonnade on both sides of the cathedral, as it were, wraps its arms around this... 
    One of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals in St. Petersburg. Located in a small park with a fountain. The colonnade on both sides of the cathedral, as it were, wraps its arms around this...  more »
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  • It was my first time at Russia and I was impressed by this cathedral’s beauty. The old paintings and the great fountain in front of it which produces cold water to cool your body temperature. It is simply a great place ❤️
  • This place is really awesome. Its the first thing which comes when to get down at the station and go towards the St Petersburg river. Really loved the architecture and the way it looks at night. Though i didn't know if we can visit inside but the outside itself is lovely. Nobody in their right mind wouldn't visit it. Next time I visit it would love to know more about it and see from inside.
  • When i see the church first i thought its a government building. Outside look as that. But when you enter it there was amazing church inside. Well decorated arts around the wall and the roof. Big dome too. Its free entrance church. Many people are going to see the church.
  • This is very historic cathedral and the mother cathedral for St Petersburg. It is still under restoration after just 20 year reopening, after closed for decade under Soviet time. The interior is amazing with Biblical decorated walls and roofs. Special and beautiful interior designed. Recommended for short visit in this city center. You have to prepare some Rubels for entrance fee.
  • What a beautiful Cathedral! Stop by and check out thr Corinthian Colums. The inside is spectacular. The size of the Cathedral is immense.

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