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Kazan Cathedral

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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.
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Kazanskaya Sq 2 | Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday

I could have easily walked by as I did a number of times and not go in. On a rainy day I ducked in and kind of loved the mood and ambiance of the building and the people lined up to kiss an icon. This...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful from inside and outside. Small mass is held in the corner while visitors walk by. Free entrance (compared to most paid churches in St P).

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge cathedral where worshipers pray and kiss icons. Such a beautiful church with many icons lid by candles. A must see attraction!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday. There was no line to enter but was very crowded inside. I don’t understand the ritual but noticed that the line to kiss one of the portraits was at least 45 minutes deep. Beautiful place.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this cathedral would be a knock out, drop-dead gorgeous, and jaw-dropping place to visit. Sadly, it left us a bit underwhelmed. If you have time to pop in, by all means do. If your schedule is tight, there are other churches or cathedrals...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank WeDreamOfTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saint Petersburg has many interesting churches and monasteries, but this is one is a bit overrated in our opinion. Kazan Cathedral is an enlarged version of St. Peter's at the Holy See. The interior is significantly dark. It is also quite noisy and stuffy with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, I assumed this to be a govt building or maybe a library. I was very surprised on my 3rd visit to St. Pete that it's a "working" church! I visited on a weekday evening around 7pm and there was a prayer service...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picture perfect on the outside!! Inside is very dark. If you have seen a lot of Cathedrals in Russia, this wont be too special anymore. Free entrance. Working church.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank BerlynCC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the Nevsky Prospekt dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan (a Russian icon). It was built in the 1800s and was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome. Whilst we didn’t go in, I’ve read online that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

Serene and beautiful church with great architecture, history and amazing paintings made on the ceiling. a must, if you visit SPB.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Treace212
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Response from valentina20152015 | Reviewed this property |
Metro station "Nevsky Prospekt" - access to the Canal. Or any transport, walking along the Nevsky prospect - buses and trolleybuses
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