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Kazan Cathedral

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Address: Kazanskaya Sq., 2 | metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter,...

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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I didn't have a head scarf so I was a bit nervous going in, but I made it a point to look around and saw that some of the much older ladies were wearing the scarves. Like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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228 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have a head scarf so I was a bit nervous going in, but I made it a point to look around and saw that some of the much older ladies were wearing the scarves. Like almost every place in this city, this was stunning and unique. And it's free! Just outside, there was a man serving up fresh... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is unique architecture Cathedral even for Russian Orthodox Church. The entry is free of charge as it is existing church. There are guided tours for free. You can touch the Kazan icon of Our Lady . Inside the church there is Basilica of Michael Kutuzov who won the war with Napoleon Bonaparte.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the architecture exterior is very different from the interior. Its a nice place to visit. When I went there was an orthodox service, curious to watch. People were having items blessed.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the city center, this cathedral is landmark and representative building in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the largest cathedrals in Russia, this one has a more war-related history to it. Most of the information is in Russian so make sure to carry a guidebook with you in order to not feel too lost.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Visiting this cathedral on the epiphany we a surreal experience. The numbers of people visiting was overwhelming and the grandeur a sight to be hold. This is a used cathedral for the people and not a pure visitor attraction. Respect the rules and you will be welcomed

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I did not went in but it was a very nice preserved place on the outside. I see locals do go in for worshiping. The building looks good and not degraded too.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places where I have been. I went in winter and it's fantastic to see all the enviroment

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

When the architect Voronikhin was hired by Emperor Paul I to design the Kasan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, he wanted to achive a masterpiece... and he did. Inspired by St. Peter in Rome it was the most impressive Orthdox church in Russia. Built between 1801 and 1811, the rear of the Cathedral has a facade with 96 columns in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visited when the Russians had their Christmas Day and it was very busy. Seems to be a proper Russian working church rather than a tourist site. Lots of kissing icons and touching of foreheads to icons going on. if you are in Nevsky Prospect by the church take a look. However in silly season (cruises) I probably wouldn't bother.... More 

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