The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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Famous for its gold-plated dome, The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral 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. Arrange to visit The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and other attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg road trip planning site .
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  • Especially recommend the Colonnade, however, if the height is not your element can enter the stunning rooms inside! You will not regret
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  • Like the Winter Palace, Bronze rider, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral-one of those sights that should not be missed. The temple is gorgeous, its interiors almost fully restored. Astounding power and Imperial grandeur, but the atmosphere is very bright. The Cathedral will be interesting and atheists and believers (you can put candles, the cheapest $30 order prayer), and lovers of history (interesting stands with old photos). If you get tired of walking, or want to be alone with your thoughts-there are seats. You can take pictures. Normal entrance ticket costs 250 rubles, the price includes tour with detailing on the history of the Cathedral. I know it, so a bit, then listened to almost an hour wandering the Cathedral while enjoying the beauty and atmosphere. Time flew by unnoticed.
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  • This is my most favorite Temple in Petersburg. I don't know what he liked me, but better, more beautiful chrome I have not seen. Who doesn't love to attend church must still go back to climb to the second floor, for a nominal fee, Although now perhaps entrance fees on the roof can be lifted. But I'm not so sure. Be sure to climb, you will have a wonderful view of the city. But if you will be welcome with sunny weather. Although in cloudy weather everything will be fine
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