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Address: Kazanskaya Sq., 2 | metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 812 314-58-56
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Possibly my favourite cathedral

We visited close to All Souls Day, but the memory of candlelight reflected off silver icons will stay with me. A very good atmosphere in here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited close to All Souls Day, but the memory of candlelight reflected off silver icons will stay with me. A very good atmosphere in here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a grand structure and is worth a visit. Its important to have a guide who can elaborate on the significance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kazan Cathedral is a very nice place to visit. It is situated ideally just off of Nevsky Propect. My wife and I visited this Cathedral on our last Sunday and listened to the services for a few minutes. It was nice to experience the local tradition. This is also ideally situated very close to the Book store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit Cathedral in St.Petersburg. Beautiful from outside and amazing from inside. So peaceful and magical. This is a place to pray for orthodox but it's is also a must visit place for tourists. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge cathedral is a rather somber, extended building which does not invite to stay for long. Inside a lot of gold blingbling and the usual rituals of the Russian orthodox church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful church, amazing architecture, the place for peace of mind and Prayers. Must take a advantage while at saint Petersburg

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For anyone who has not been inside an active Eastern Orthodox Church this is recommended as worshippers abound.. The icons are superb as is the ambience in this beautiful but austere place of worship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I got into this cathedral I had the impression to get in contact with russian spirituality. Queues of believers waiting for their turn to worship its icone. Ambience of respect and active religious life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most of the must-see cathedrals in St Petersburg don't feel like a place of worship, but this beautiful cathedral is a working church and that means no pics inside but it also means you get a completely different feeling when you are there. When we were there we got to see a Russian Orthodox wedding ceremony which was very interesting,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The external view is no less impressing than the internal. When you enter please pay attention to the grave of general Kutuzov placed here at the right side of the entrance. Kutuzov was the Russian commander defeated Napoleon. Not much to see unless you pray. It is located on Nevsky main street and not far from the church of spilled... More 

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