St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial, St. Petersburg

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Famous for its gold-plated dome, St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial features an observation deck offering arguably the finest views of the city. Built during the first four decades of the 19th century, the cathedral remains one of the largest Orthodox edifices in the world, its golden cupola dominating the city's skyline from a height of over 101 m (333 ft). Designated as a museum during the 1930s, the lavish interior features highly decorated granite and marble columns and pilasters. Pay special attention to the main iconostasis, framed by eight ornate columns of semiprecious malachite and lazurite stone. To reach the observation deck, climb the staircase winding its way around the drum of the dome. Make St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial part of your personalized St. Petersburg itinerary using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder.
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  • With colonnades visible stunning St. Petersburg. Allowed recording, stating that you see around, listen to informative. People very much. In the window (opened in warm weather) you can look at the premises of the Cathedral and see how nicely on the top inside the Cathedral. You can buy tickets not only at the box office, but also in self-service terminals, cash registers (there was no queue as the box office). If you have binoculars-bring more consider.
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  • Since we were the first times in St. Petersburg, and we went with friends who have already visited once, nor fully relied on their advice. And here's a stroll past St. Isaac's Cathedral, the guys offered to go upstairs. The Colonnade. What is this I don't even understand. Because I am very afraid of heights, setting for me was the worst. All the beauty that opens, it doesn't pass. But here's the descent for people afraid of heights-"Tin" and time to gain strength you have, because the rear already back people who want to come down. The ticket costs 150 rubles. 200 steps
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  • Is also open at night as well as the Church of the Savior on blood in the night free of charge. Observatory and the ticket within the Church? There two types of tickets.
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  • It is a must see great Cathedral in San Petersburg. From many huge columns and gold dome exterior to the luxury richly decorated interior, plus the great view from the balcony around outside of the dome. It is well worth the ticket price and 200 steps climbing.
  • St Isaac's is an amazing place - just as others have reviewed it here. The exterior looks a little tired (and when we stayed was not illuminated at night, which is a great shame). There are mosaics, religious icons and artifaxts inside - all worth seeing. But if you have time for only one or two churches then the 'Spilled Blood' or St Peter and St Paul over on the island have significantly greater impact and are truly five stars. Photography is allowed inside, without flash.
  • If you lost, just lookin fof something gold on the sky. Not recommend to walk from here to winter palace. And if you're not strong enough, do not try to climb almost 200 ladders to coronel. But worth to try if you want. Gorgeous art with faith in great archetecture. Ticket on the left side of church and information for tourist is near the ticket office.
  • The colonial is awesome, though too much people. You can go after 6pm when there is less people as the ticket is more expensive. The museum is less attractive, not much difference from other churches, can skip if not super enthusiastic in churches.
  • Stand out cathedral ! I didn't go inside but the outside is amazing. I paid to do the walk above the cathedral and I was well worth it.
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