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St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg: Tours & Tickets

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Nikolskaya sq., 1/3, St. Petersburg 190125, Russia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've seen this referred to as St Nicholas Naval Cathedral, but it's not the Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas. It's a lovely church worth a visit. It's a working church, and they had part of it roped off from tourist stampede. I guess I didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Becky G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this strikingly blue cathedral but they obviously don't like tourists. A couple of stern-looking and unfriendly priests were guarding the entrance and we were told firmly that we could not go in, though a sign outside says it's possible "by prior request". So we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the 350R entry to see the amazing icons and paintings as well as how the church was built and the columns erected!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

St. Nicholas is one of some cathedrals in St. Petersburg. It is, obviously, a big religious building, located in the center of a square, so you can surround all the cathedral and see it from all sides. It is very nice and light blue. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Our tour van arrived here on a Sunday morning while the devout were arriving for a service. We were told it was okay to enter the church if we remained quiet and did no photography. Before entering, we admired the pale blue decorative façade of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed August 5, 2019

A person at the entrance said that if we were tourists we were not allowed in. There was no service going on and he was letting other people enter. I still cannot believe how rude this was.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

A Church that is used so no photos inside and a much more formal atmosphere, even smells and sounds like a Church. Very different look, dappled in pale blue a-topped with gold. Whilst tourist area is roped off, should you wish you can offer prayer...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank MJGUK
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

We were slightly disappointed in this Cathedral as the interior was very dark. However, the icons and murals were worth viewing and it now functions as both a church and a museum.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Not so memorable internally, but the outside is something to behold. The colour is stunning, and detail brilliant.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Very nice 18th century baroque church with a beautiful light blue facade. Five golden domes grace this church. the church is dedicated to the seamen because of its patron st. Nicholas. Interior is equally splendid containing great icons and a golden iconostasis among other artefacts.

Date of experience: April 2019
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