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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  • Kazan Cathedral - Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - is one of the largest temples in St. Petersburg. The Kazan Cathedral is a neoclassical, stately building, modeled on the Basilica....  more »
  • I went on Sunday and attended the mass too. It was long process but there was warmth inside the cathedral. Architectural Beauty. Must see attraction.  more »
  • Just walking past, you wouldn’t think this is a church. Maybe an old parliament or something. The architecture is spectacular though. Make sure you have a wide angle lens for your photos.  more »
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  • 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.
  • A landmark building on Nevsky Prospect. It's a huge (6200 metre square) beautiful cathedral dedicated to the Icon Our Lady of Kazan, a very venerated icon in Russia. It was constructed in 1811.
  • One of the most important and significant cathedral and place to visit in the city centre. The cathedral is always open for public, however, the services are held regularly. There is a nice little park with a fountain in front of it. In the winter time on the place of the fountain you may see a Christmas scene (on the photo)
  • 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.

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