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St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial

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Address: Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Thu - Tue 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed...

This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city.

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A must see. Don't forget to look up when inside. Climb up the 262 steps to get stunning views of St Petersburg. The interior is opulently decorated in brilliant colours, the... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see. Don't forget to look up when inside. Climb up the 262 steps to get stunning views of St Petersburg. The interior is opulently decorated in brilliant colours, the chandeliers are breathtaking, the mosaics throughout the entire building are incredible and there is gold detail everywhere. There is a superb model and video of how the main pillars... More 

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Sawtell, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I particularly liked the doors. They had a diorama showing the four churches and a video demonstrating how the columns were put in place. The colours, design, detail is incredible. It is the 4th largest cathedral in the world apparently and it is big. So much to look at - loved it

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedral astounded me. The wall paintings are exquisite and the vast scale took my breath away. The colossal bronze doors seem like they were straight out of a Tolkien book. Your visit could easily last two hours if you enjoy art and appreciate Biblical stories. It is worth the extra cost and the approximately two hundred stairs to climb... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped in here for our tour of St. Petersburg, and this cathedral really does catch your breath with its size and scope, which you only feel from the inside.

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Wow, so beautiful that it takes your breath away! The ceilings, murals, stained glass and colors are so worth the stop in this museum/cathedral.

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again i must have seen the inside of many churches and each one had its own special piece of history to tell

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cathedral is enormous and beautiful....gems everywhere, It is difficult to describe, but it is definitely one of the "must visit" sites in St. Petersburg.

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Especially we liked to see city from colonnade. Was a quite windy, be ready. Binoculars are not free.

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Like other places of interest in St Petersburg this Church has a stunning interior and a monolithic exterior. Well worth a visit however selling tourist souvenirs inside a church is a bit tacky.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our St. Petersburg visit in 2010 we stopped at St. Isaac's Cathedral. The scale of the building is immense... Walking up to it, the columns in front keep getting bigger, and you keep feeling smaller and smaller... Inside, a beautiful variety of artwork. Make sure to look at the intricate designs on the floors. Also, look for the dove... More 

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