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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. Put Kazan Cathedral into our St. Petersburg holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Central kathedral with free entrance. It's still in use so it's pretty crowded at times. It has a really nice candle scent and beautiful interior. In the Christmas the front has a big Christmas tree. 
  • He visited during his studies in St. Petersburg, then it was the Museum of atheism. times change, but the Cathedral is beautiful and is built on a century. Whenever I visit in St. Petersburg visit. Impressive breadth and beauty!
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  • One of the rare cathedrals in St Petersburg that does not have an entrance fee :) Was just walking towards the Hermitage museum & saw this one en route. There was good rush there. Nothing outstanding ...  more »
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  • Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. Beautiful and worth a visit. Commander-in-chief Mikhail Kutuzov is buried here.
  • An active Cathedral. Beautuful and worth to visit. Lots of people but peaceful atmosphere. No cost to visit but photo not allowed.
  • Sat through the white nights in summer next to this cathedral. Wonderful time.
  • Very beautiful and impressive Orthodox cathedral in the heart of St Petersburg. Worth a visit!
  • On a Recent Cruise to St Petersburg, the only way I could get Night shots was to charter a local Limo, but the would only stay out till 11:pm, and the sun set @ 1:00AM. Oh Well