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Kazan Cathedral

Kazanskaya Sq., 2 | metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia (Palace Square)
7-812-314-58-56
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Ranked #18 of 1,059 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter, this huge cathedral served as a monument to Russia's victory over Napoleon... more » Owner description: Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter, this huge cathedral served as a monument to Russia's victory over Napoleon in the War of 1812 and today houses the Museum of Religion. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Kazan Cathedral is amazingly beautiful. An orthodox church which from the outside looks more like a museum, but once inside you forget what the exterior looks like. Everywhere you look, every inch is a piece of art. I enjoyed watching the locals partake in their prayers and rituals around the cathedral, especially a picture of Kazan herself. People queue... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Kazan's cathedral located on the main avenu Nevskiy prospect and Griboedov canal.In the USSR time was ateism museum.Present moment orthodox church.It is very beautiful architecture .front of cathedral nice lilac's trees blooming on the spring.Across street bigest and oldest Books House.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very remarkable church and amazing architecture. There is no fee for entrance and walking around inside was well worth visiting!

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Jesup, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

No photographs are allowed since this is a still functioning cathedral. The many icons on display were very interesting and the feeling inside is very serene. Many Orthodox pilgrimage to this cathedral to pray to a famous icon.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The outside is very interesting. Doesn't really look like a church. This Russian Orthodox Church has an amazing altar. Full of silver where most are in gold. The icons are great.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

From the outside I never guesses what was waiting for me inside. The beauty of the cathedral with so many people praying in front of different icons was overwhelming me. It was just entering a different world and feeling the spirit of the praers. The interior is beautifuk, the size is stunning and the athmosphere was really catching me. Take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

we visited on a Saturday and a service was taking place in one corner of this big cathedral....so wonderful to stand quietly and have an insight into another faith and their way of life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

St. Isaac Cathedral is not a place of worship. It is a museum. Our Lady of Kazan is a worshipful church. There are many who are in the cathedral to only worship or pray in front of an icon. The outside of the cathedral does not prepare you for the beauty within. I sat for half and hour to pray... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Reminding a bit of St. Peter's Church in Rome, the Kazan offers a wonderful exteriour as well as an impressive inside. It was an ongoing service while we were there so couldn't walk freely around, however we got a very good impression of the grandeur of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There's plenty of big buildings to see in St Petersburg, and the Kazan Cathedral is another one not to miss. it's also a great landmark to use as a meeting point if you are all shopping in different directions on the Nevsky Prospect. Our shuttle bus left from just behind the Kazan Cathedral

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