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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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Fabulous cathedral!

Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor (Kazan Cathedral), also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan is one of the largest churches in St. Petersburg. Here, the famous Russian Field... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor (Kazan Cathedral), also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan is one of the largest churches in St. Petersburg. Here, the famous Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov himself is interred. Built in 1801-1811 by architect A. Voronikhin, the cathedral is consecrated to the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan. In 1932, the cathedral... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

An interesting Cathedral with a different design. It is modeled on the St Peters Basilica in Rome so has a familiar look about it. It is far larger than it looks from it's exterior when viewed from Nevsky Prospekt. It is still a working church today and a focus for worship by many Russians as it is also partly seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

On Nevsky Prospect and easy to get to but definitely worth a visit as you stroll up the street. It doesn't really look like a cathedral from the out side but inside it definitely is. Beautifully decorated and quite impressive.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I cannot tell you precisely why I find this cathedral ugly, but it is at least ugly in a somewhat interesting way. It is worth a stop inside. Be aware that it is a working church, so you will find worshippers inside (including a long line of people waiting to pay homage to the famous Our Lady of Kazan icon).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very impressive both inside and out. The interior is especially wonderful and we were lucky enough to be there for a service which added to the enjoyment.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Absolutely vast building and incredible inside, the air is thick with incense and there are icons everywhere which people will queue infront of to say their prayers to and also to kiss. Photos are allowed although not with flash. There is a gift shop which sells lovely trinkets and although nobody tells you to, its expected that you should cover... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Kazan Cathedral sits in the middle of Nevsky Prospect opposite the Church of the Spilled Blood (and the distinctive Singer Building). It has such an imposing aspect, you should go in. Residents of St Petersburg would want and welcome you to their cathedral, but be prepared to show respect. Hats on if you're a woman, and hats off if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is a huge building and a must visit place. Inside is like a church and there is no entrance fee. There is religious practice at nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This huge fronted Cathedral makes a strong statement as is resides Predominantly on Nevsky Prospect. Externally and internally it is worth visiting and consuming. After way too many decades of neglect it wasn't til the mid 90's that this building started to come back to life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There isn't much to see besides the statue of the general at the front and then admire the beautiful colonnade (which still has imperfections post WW2!) - it's something to take in briefly as you stroll Nevsky Prospect to get a feel of the vibe of the city

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