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Trinity Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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The Trinity Cathedral, sometimes called the Troitsky Cathedral, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a late example of the Empire style, built between 1828 and 1835 to a design by Vasily Stasov. It is located due south of the Admiralty on Izmaylovskiy Prospekt, not far from the Tekhnologichesky Institut Metro station.The cathedral, which can accommodate up to 3,000 visitors, has only recently begun to be restored to its pre-Revolutionary splendor after years of neglect. In honor of the victory in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878, when the Russians liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman domination, a memorial column was constructed in front of the northern facade of the cathedral in 1886. The cathedral became a part of the Saint Petersburg World Heritage Site in 1990.On August 25, 2006, with reconstruction work underway, the main dome of the Cathedral collapsed after a fire, as did one of the smaller domes. The cathedral was restored and reopened in 2010.HistoryEarly yearsAccording to the Russian tradition, each regiment of the imperial guards had its own cathedral. The Trinity Cathedral was the regimental church of the Izmailovsky regiment of Imperial guards, which takes its name from a royal residence in Izmailovo, near Moscow.
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  • Got into this Cathedral is already before the closure. People almost anyone. It was unusual to walk into the gloom. It is a pity that not all saw-poor vision and it was hard to see who is on some icons. The icon "the Cathedral of healers," I became strong in the eyes of Resi (never was). Recommend. Cons-occasional services are pretty expensive, but I don't regret a single drop that hit there! Majestic and beautiful building. Glad that this building was revived after the terrible fire. I did not know about the fire until it became home to seek information about the Cathedral. There was a very quiet and peaceful.
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  • It is a very beautiful temple of blue. I think coming up here to tourists at least local St. Petersburg to see also.
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  • This big Trinity Cathedral is located in the Izmailovskiy Avenue or Prospekt. Its construction, exterior shapes and view of the facades represent a fine example of Classical architecture. Since the Ca...  more »

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