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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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  • The Cathedral is located in a strategic place in the noisy Center of the city; The building is classic style and the Interior is pompous. The architect Voronikhine wanted given to building an air of St Peter in Rome, and it is missed... Without real interest too bad for our Lady of Kazan patron of the eternal Russia.
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  • From the outside, the Cathedral is impressive but there is not necessarily want to go if we don't know! On the other hand, when you pushed the door you struggle to get out so this place is gorgeous, definitely a must in Pétersbourg!
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  • It is a regular church and there is no entry fee.You cannot miss this cathedral as you walk along Nevky Prospect . It is a massive and impressive stone collonaded structure and stands as a monument to...  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

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