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Kazan Cathedral

Kazanskaya Sq., 2 | metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Ranked #17 of 976 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter, this huge cathedral...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The main entrance of this early 19th Cent. Orthodox Cathedral occupies an impressive situation in the city’s main street, Nevsky Prospekt. You would be hard pressed to recognize it as an Orthodox structure, as it has only a single enormous dome without any of the traditional onion skin decorations, and is flanked on both sides by an extensive colonnade. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This was built to rival the Vatican in Rome and looks like it. We were fortunate to see a Russian wedding taking place when we visited. Go with your camera during the day and again at night when it's lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Impressive building and active church, worth a stop on your explorations of the city. Beautiful inside with many mementos of past battles. Some unit standards from the war with Napoleon honoring the general that won the battle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

One of the most Beautiful awe inspiring churches in St Petersburg, within easy walk of our hotel. The history attached to it is most interesting and out guide filled us in on all it's details. Do not miss this Cathedral

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just walked around when was on Nevskiy Prospect and it was nice. Never been inside. Seems that it is still working orthodox church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This cathedral is simply stunning, sitting just back off Nevsky Prospect, right by the metro. Looks good during daylight but simply magnificent by night (have your camera at the ready). Has retained all its ancient charm internally. Worth a browse around if you like these types of buildings as I do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This cathedral is not a museum and that is why it is not allowed to take pictures inside. Seems it was never restored and that is why you can really feel the atmosphere of a 19 century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Russian Field Marshall Mikhall Kutuzov, who defeated Napolean in 1812 is buried inside. The elegance & simplicity of the interior of the cathedral is quite stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

On Nevskiy Prospect, this is well-worth a visit. We were lucky enough to be there when a service was taking place. The singing was out of this world...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's a church that people still line up to kiss the portrait! From outside, the architecture resembles St. Peters in Rome, in a much smaller scale of course. Inside, a beautiful church glistering in gold, covered with paintings and a soaring dome. Absolutely worth a visit if you are into architecture, and it's free.

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