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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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Photos don't reflect the size and beauty of it at all. When you are entering the cathedral you feel so small, amazing architecture, blown away.

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

Photos don't reflect the size and beauty of it at all. When you are entering the cathedral you feel so small, amazing architecture, blown away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very grand on the outside and, with its looks, you can imagine it as a parliamentary or congress building. Needs a bit of love and attention to the exterior but still a dominating sight. Inside is expansive but a lot darker than many other churches we visited. We dropped in twice and both times there was a form of religious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We happened to visit while a wedding was in progress, making the experience somewhat mystical. Beautiful icons and hundreds of candles throughout the cathedral make it the perfect sanctuary for an escape from the bustle of Nevsky Prospect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unlike Saviour on spilled blood, or St. Isaac's, its a fully functioning, beautiful cathedral. Feels a bit odd to be walking and staring when people around you are praying. But a beautiful building nonetheless

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Moehlin, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Impressive building, I only checked it out from the outside. There's a small park in front of it with benches and fountains, inviting visitors to rest and contemplate. it's right at the busy nevsky prospekt, so it's not the quietest place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The outside looks quite severe and powerful, based on St Peter's, but given a military overtone to fit the early 19th century wars, but inside it is stunning to see hundreds of people, mainly women, worshipping at particular paintings, making the sign of the cross and kissing the portrait, lighting candles, and having a long queue to pray at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We only saw from the outside but very impressive to see. Next trip we will go inside but we had so much planned this 3-day shore excursion we were happy to just see the outside of Kazan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Do not be misled into thinking that this epithet could "be skipped" for something you see in St Petersburg! One way or another, you will see only what is "the most" here :) If you do not like "an attraction" from one side, just circle it around! This time you will see "the most" refined and delicate bars from cast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What an amazing building. Kazan looks very impressive from the outside, and it is equally impressive on the inside. There is something special about being in a Cathedral that is full of local women in scarves doing "their thing", honouring saints, adoring the Madonna, lighting candles, praying in the dimly lit interior. Beautiful. Women should wear a scarf over their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Kazan Cathedral has a very impressive front gallery with 2 arms of very big granite colonades that envelope the front garden. The columns continues inside the cathedral. The inside is also very nice with lots of gilded work, paintings, etc. I particularly like the big gilden sun over the door into the inner sanctum. Since there are so many nice... More 

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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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