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St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial

Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 315-97-32
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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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Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 315-97-32
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Reviewed yesterday

As impressive as the outside is with its large gold dome and intricate carvings and columns, the inside is a jaw dropping WOW. Mosaic murals, stained glass, columns of malachite and lapis lazuli, and GOLD make this the most gorgeous cathedral interior that I've ever...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The interior of St Isaac’s is very impressive but the climb to the colonnade is worth the entrance fee alone. It is quite an easy climb - 260 steps and not too narrow or steep - and the view from the top is fabulous!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awe inspiring church/museum. I have been to many churches in many places but this one stands out. Officially it is a museum (ticket only 250 rubles), but two spaces are designated (and used) for services. We were lucky to experience a service, so we got...More

Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To get tickets, it's about $5.00 US, outside use the ATM like kiosks to pay and get the tickets. You can pay extra to go to the dome area which we did not do because of weather. If nothing else, go see the massive malachite...More

Thank scubamom1234
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place... the colonnade is very calming for some reason. It’s just a struggle climbing the stairs but it’s worth it. The glass etchings and the paintings on the ceilings of the church is very intricate.

Thank erwin0618
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you pay the extra 150 rubbles to go up to the roof, the views are spectacular. There are tours available but I found walking around and enjoying the cathedral just as good.

Thank Zoe D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The largest orthodox church on the globe. Incredible what trouble they went through to build it! IMO it wasn't beautiful, there's just too much of gold and everything, and the exterior is a bit underwhelming. But still incredible to see. Crazy Russians... You can skip...More

Thank dusics95
Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest Russian cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever been in. It is simply hard to take it all in. Yes, there are crowds but as you wonder about the church and take in all the beauty you won't mind a...More

Thank GoldCountry2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Astonishing peace of architecture to be experienced atleast once in our lifetime. Located at the very heart of the city, within walking distance from any place at the centre, in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of cafes and bars to stop by, really a prime destination...More

Thank Erkki A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning cathedral, built around 100 marble columns, each weighing 140 tonnes or so. Just transporting them to the site, never mind raising them Int''l position was a real feat of engineering in those days (you can see how they did it inside....More

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Alex K
September 7, 2017|
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Response from ChefT1na | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't give you a precise answer for that. As we all know, St. Petersburg isn't only a popular tourist spot, but also a common itinerary of cruiseships. It's a matter of chance I guess. My advise is visit this... More
Jocelyn S
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Response from Roman Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but no flash.