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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  • Strolling on Nevsky necessarily go to the Kazan Cathedral. It is not only a masterpiece of architecture, but also a place with a rich history. It is the icon of our Lady of Kazan (against failed-there was a big queue and I was restricted in time-some other time), the tomb of field marshal Kutuzov, the andreyevskiy flag from USS George pobedonosets ", keys to cities, etc. Very beautiful place.
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  • I stopped by when I went to see a write-up of the Nevsky Prospekt. When viewed from the Interior during the day were recorded differently and often see Cathedral, and also enjoyed different taste.
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  • This February, for the first time since the year 2000 the Kazan Cathedral has acquired the status of a cathedral of St. Petersburg diocese, visited the Cathedral. The Cathedral is magnificent! With all its relics from the miraculous list of Kazan icon of the mother of God to the grave of M.i. Kutuzov with keys taken from 17 cities and eight fortresses of Europe, all in their places.
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  • Kazan is an active church and therefore you may enter free of charge. It is, however, not always open, but when it is you can often witness a church service or even sometimes a wedding taking place inside. The interior, like most Orthodox churches, is just beautiful. You should ask the local priest's blessing before taking photos inside this active church.
  • Go during the evening. There’s something about the darkness and the mix of candle light. Even if you aren’t religious it’s amazing to see the impact Eastern Orthodox has made in Russia.
  • It was a good experience to visit this cathedral seeing locals praying. Free admission was another good thing. ; )
  • Great place. One of the fine monuments in St Pete. Lots of people here, all males must remove their caps or head cover when entering; seems like a cultural thing here, am not sure but my Russian friend asked that I do that.
  • Its wonderful architecture. You must visit this place
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