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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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