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Kazan Cathedral

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Address: Kazanskaya Sq., 2 | metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
Phone Number: 7-812-314-58-56
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Description: Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter...
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.
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Located on the main Nevsky prospect, it is convenient to visit either by the Metro or by taking a bus which stops right in front of the Cathedral. Very impressive colonnade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Located on the main Nevsky prospect, it is convenient to visit either by the Metro or by taking a bus which stops right in front of the Cathedral. Very impressive colonnade! Reminded me of a Court of Justice or the Vatican City, though on a much smaller scale. Interior was a little dark. Attraction within is to get to kiss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great Cathedral where you can see a lot of locals going there to pray. This is one of more others churches what you can enjoy in Petersburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A real church. We were fortunate to be there while a mass was being celebrated. The singing and acoustics were particularly special. Very pious and devoted worshipers. A manifestation of having there religion suppressed for so long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

To call it the best place in St. Petersburg is an overstatement. Every 500 m, you come across a monument or a church or a square and you forget which one is the best. Nevertheless, this cathedral is beautiful and if you enter the Singer Building (the VKONTAKT hq is on the 5th, 6th and 7th floor while the cafe... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visit this when you're nearby and have plenty of time to loose.when not, stay away. There's much more interesting churches in St Petersburg than this one. The place could also use some restauration works

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were fortunate enough to visit while a service was going on. If you are passing by it is well worth going in to view the interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very impressive structure as from outside as well as inside. The church is working. You can order a tour right inside. The fountain in front is very nice and always overcrowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This beautiful Cathedral had many beautiful stained glass windows and lavish decoration. A special place of peace used by many genuine worshipers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Cathedral has a large statue of Kuznetzov outside and a well-tended grave inside. It is a working church and most worshippers have come to see the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Built to house a famous icon Kazan is a functioning church where the faithful go to express their devotion to Our Lady of Kazan. The exterior is patterned on St. Peter's in Rome. The interior is stunning. The crowds of faithful even more stunning. Less baroque than most cathedrals. Well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about Kazan Cathedral

Address: Address: Kazanskaya Sq., 2 | metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
Phone Number: 7-812-314-58-56
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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