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St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial

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Address: Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
Phone Number: 7-812-315-97-32
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed...
This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city.
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I have visited many churches in Rome and over Europe, and this is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. It was absolutely stunning. The attention to detail was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I have visited many churches in Rome and over Europe, and this is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. It was absolutely stunning. The attention to detail was commendable. The malachite columns, the mosaics, the paintings, the tiles, the granite!!! If you are only able to visit a few places in St Petersgurg, this must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Saint Petersbug main atractions are worth a long visit. This is probaly the city that has everything in the way that you will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is the largest cathdral in Saint Petersburg. It is a huge cathedral. Don't miss climbing up the 296 stairs to the upper level where you have a 360 view on the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and grand cathedral. Lots of menacing marble pillars inside with beautiful paintings covering every wall. You need a separate ticket to go up the tower (200 steps) for the view of the city. This is a must because the views are breathtaking. Especially during January when everything is covered in a light layer of snow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's of a very impressive size but the truth is that it's probably nicer to take it in from far away from some rooftop bars in Four Seasons and W, while up close some of the beauty fades. If you make the journey to the very top, admittedly, the view of the city is fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was my first exposure to the inside of a Russian cathedral and I was stunned in more ways than one. All that gold, the extraordinary craftsmanship in those magnificent malachite and lapis lazuli pillars, the sheer opulence of the place, the thought of the conditions people worked under and how many of them must have been needed all raised... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was not my favorite cathedral in St.Petersburg, although in fact when it was a Soviet Museum, it was enough of a money maker that it spearheaded the renovation of the Cathedral of Spilled Blood, which is now in the top spot. Pretty things inside, kind of blocky and massive on the outside. If you 're not sure you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Situated in the heart of the city this is a must see site. There are two options one to see the inside of the cathedral and the other to climb the stairs and to see St Petersburg from the heights of the cathedral. Take the time and do both, well worth the entrance fee and you wont be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This cathedral is beautiful. You need to buy an entrance ticket of 250 rubbles per person. It is also possible to go up the building and have a nice view of St Petersburg (150 rubbles). Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

in saint petersburg city center, outside the chuch is very big and a little dark, but visit inside : it is beautifull , the visit is very interesting, i recommand to visit this church, on of the best place to visit at saint petersburg

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