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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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It takes your breath away. Glorious church that now functions as a museum of itself. I recommend to take a walk to the rooftop, the view over the city is amazing. Entrance fee is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It takes your breath away. Glorious church that now functions as a museum of itself. I recommend to take a walk to the rooftop, the view over the city is amazing. Entrance fee is a bit pricey (7-8€ with entrance to the museum and the rooftop) but I think it was worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit and a climb up the many stairs to the top. The view of St Petersburg from the top is beautiful, as is the extraordinary interiors of this magnificent cathedral.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw St Isaacs from the outside. We didn't go in as there was a security operation underway while we were there - President Putin was attending a summit and the streets were put in lockdown. Looked nice from the outside though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Saint Petersburg and the fourth largest worldwide, Saint Isaac's Cathedral is a one hundred percent must see attraction in the city. Why would you even consider visiting Saint Petersburg if you are not planning to feast your eyes on the spectacular views of the city from the pure gold-coated dome? I even read... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a sucker for view as I am, make sure you visit this. The sight of St Petersburg on the roof is spectacular! Tip: you'll have some 200 stairs to do, so make sure you're wearing comfortable shoes. The interior of the cathedral itself is stunning as well. You'll be impressed, even if you don't know very much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful interior and the view from the rooftop walkway is well worth the steps it takes to get up there! Got to be on your list of stuff to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hugh church…lavishly decorated….lots of gold leaf and religious wall paintings. A visit to the colonnade is worth the few extra roubles for the panoramic view of St Petersburg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not well known as a tourist attraction and we were blown away by it when we stumbled across it.The architecture is amazing but the interior is even better.In all Russian churches they prefer females to cover their heads. Scarfs are available before going in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is highest cathedral in orthodox world....very impressive inside...nice sidewalk and great view on one of greatest Europe city to visit....like museum below open sky

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the top of St Isaac's Cathedral (aka the Tower) is well worth the entry price. From the top you have 360 degree views of St Petersburg. Just be aware that you have to walk steep stairs to get up there. Definitely a 'must do'.

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