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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 1,033 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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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is an active church and a service was in progress when we visited. Out of respect we didn't take photos. Again a beautiful church.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a most accessible cathedral, being on Nevskiy Prospect. Parts of the cathedral are roped off for people worshiping. There is a palpable reverence as many people go about their religious rituals. Could be a good idea to carry a small scarf if you intend visiting. Interesting that there are photos of the interior posted on Trip Advisor when... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan is a definite must see when in St. Petersburg. The interior is beautiful and it's moving to see many locals coming to pray before the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan. There's also a large icon devoted to the last imperial family and the grave of Marshall Kutuzov who helped defeat Napoleon.... More

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located right on the main street of St. Petersburg. It's very beatifull and you can have nice pictures there. During the summer it's a very nice place to spend few hours with your friends. We loved it.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This cathedral has a unique architecture ,and inside you will find some magnificent master pieces,I highly recommend visiting this place from inside and out.

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We attended the 7h00 service on the Sunday morning. The choir members stand as part of the congregation and they sing beautifully. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The collonade, the statues of Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly, and the beautiful church bearing the name of Russia's holiest (lost) icon, this site is must see in St. Petersburg!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As practicing Catholics we felt fine at the Russian Orthodox service. It is a bit like the reverence of Latin services from long ago. It is VERY poor taste to talk during a service and some tourist children were playing loudly with the candles which was disrespectful but fortunately they got bored and left. There is a great sense of... More

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

when you think about Russian cathedrals you imagine colored Stupas ,....but when you face with Kazan cathedral you find it too different . it was more like as a historical victory monument . inside was like as other famous church's and cathedrals , too beautiful and too spiritual.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A cathedral with history and ambience. It was a strange experience I was viewing it as a tourist but a wedding was being conducted which felt an immense privilege to witness and something i will always remember. there is also a cathedral cat ther that looks like hitler!

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