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Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a church lived with absolute devotion from the folks of St. Petersburg, despite being less interesting from an artistic point of view of other churches and therefore less touristy worth the visit for this
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  • Very monumental building. Inside be icon of Kazan Mother of God, from which comes the incredible energy.
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  • It is on the Nevsky Prospekt street so it is easy to find. The cathedral is quite huge. The location is near to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which you can clearly see from the opposite si...  read more »
  • An active church where people still go worship. Worth going and photo is prohibited within the church.
  • Beautiful Russian Orthodox church with a massive entryway that has huge columns to either side. Super nice and well worth a visit.
  • Impressive architecture, both from out and inside. One of the defining landmarks of St. Petersburg.
  • The old big church is very beautiful, sacred, traditional faith for Russian Orthodox people.
  • Breath taking interior.
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