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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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  • Visiting this cathedral on the epiphany we a surreal experience. The numbers of people visiting was overwhelming and the grandeur a sight to be hold. This is a used cathedral for the people and not a ...  more »
  • Astounding size, grandiose construction. Many visitors to certain shrines queue. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • I advise you to visit there on weekdays, in late winter, when no holidays and you can safely consider images and think about the eternal ...
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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