Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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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  • This is a real cathedral with the famous Kazan mother of god icon. It has an amazing silver altar. You cannot miss this cathedral. The outside is impressive but the inside is stunning! Say a prayer...  more »
  • Never have I seen a city with so many claimed 'cathedrals'. Either they are over-selling themselves or someone has translated 'church' into Russian as 'cathedral'. This one is one of the largest and.....  more »
  • I was very lucky to be there when the mass was going on.. it was a wonderful and calming experience and something I deeply cherish. It can get a bit crowded but still worth the visit.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful Cathedral in the middle of the city and important area of Nevsky Prospect. Place where most tourist coach parking at the back of this cathedral. Easy to notice this beautiful building as it's openly space facing Nevsky Prospects streets. You may visit inside of this building with no entrance. This still in service cathedral are really huge. Great architecture to be adore as you may find some similarities with St Peter in Vatican City Rome.
  • A very beautiful place to visit in St Petersburg, Russia. Beautiful architecture, beautiful surroundings. I would love visit again this place.
  • Extremely well kept. Beautiful cathedral. Exquisite architecture. The interesting thing is that there are symbols of the Free Masons everywhere! Quite openly
  • Beautiful place in St Petersburg Russia. Situated on the Nevsky Boulevard near to Catherine monument ( 1 km) and One km from Saviour of the spilled blood.... Built in memory of Icon in Kazan Russia... parking behind the church. Nightlife is very good around and opposite this church.
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