Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg: Hours, Address, Kazan Cathedral Reviews: 4.5/5

Kazan Cathedral
4.5
History Museums • Churches & Cathedrals
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6:30 AM - 7:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 7:45 PM
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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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Nevskiy
How to get there
  • Nevsky Prospekt • 5 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor • 6 min walk
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,787 contributions
Apr 2021
Kazan Cathedral is a striking neo classical edifice set in the middle of Nevsky prospekt. It's dome is visible from a distance, and while you approach it you'll see colonnades around it in both directions. It strongly reminds on Rome's St. Peter, and is in fact built according to it in 1810.
Apart from the interiors beauty, specially the altar, most interesting I found was the Gen. Kutuzov tomb inside.
Our Lady of Kazan was general's patron saint who he asked for help when Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812. After defeating him, Kutuzov was buried in the Kazan Cathedral in 1813.
Written May 22, 2021
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Rashid3000
Faisalabad, Pakistan79 contributions
Jun 2021
While walking through Nevsky Prospect, I just crossed the Canal Briboedova and I was standing in front of Kazan Cathedral. It is also known as our Lady of Kazan and it is an active place of worship in St Petersburg. This cathedral was built at the dawn of the 19th century. Besides visiting the church, you can relax in the park of the Cathedral. Moreover, you can step outside where the quirky street performers and musicians grace Kazanskaya Square in front of the cathedral. For this purpose, you can grab a seat and enjoy the show before moving on.
Written January 17, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,037 contributions
Jul 2019
Kazan Cathedral - Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - is one of the largest temples in St. Petersburg. The Kazan Cathedral is a neoclassical, stately building, modeled on the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. It was built on the Nevsky Prospect in 1801-1811 by the architect A.N. Voronikin . This beautiful cathedral is distinguished by unusual architecture. Thus, it is a place often visited by tourists who additionally have the opportunity to relax on the square surrounding the shoulders of the building. Beautiful, majestic building, interesting interior. Worth visiting.
Written May 8, 2020
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Donsafe
Canterbury, UK1,031 contributions
Jan 2020
Never have I seen a city with so many claimed 'cathedrals'. Either they are over-selling themselves or someone has translated 'church' into Russian as 'cathedral'. This one is one of the largest and quite impressive but like many others, it is more of a tourist attraction than a functioning place of worship. I went around New Year so there were plenty of older Russians lighting candles on their once a year visit. Worth a look if you're passing by.
Written January 10, 2020
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Yesim K
London, UK39 contributions
Feb 2020
This place is just marvellous. We've been there in February so it was not too crowded. It was stunning to just stand in front of the cathedral and look at it. We spent an hour over there. Definitely worth it. Also, it is very central, located right on the popular Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue and one of the best-known streets in Russia
Written February 16, 2020
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Michael V
518 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a real cathedral with the famous Kazan mother of god icon. It has an amazing silver altar. You cannot miss this cathedral. The outside is impressive but the inside is stunning! Say a prayer and light a candle at an icon. And please, some respect, no photos inside.
Written January 15, 2020
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Mr-Akbarizad
Yazd, Iran125 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Honestly I’ve not been to Rome, but I’m sure I’ve seen same huge buildings with this architecture in Roman films😀
It’s fabulous; from outside it attracts you and invite you to have a look inside😃
Another good point for this nice church is it’s location. It’s just on the Saint Petersburg main street Nevsky Prospect😊👍
Written January 20, 2019
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia8,759 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
One of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals in St. Petersburg.
Located in a small park with a fountain.
The colonnade on both sides of the cathedral, as it were, wraps its arms around this square, reminiscent of the colonnade of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.
I was inside back in Soviet times, when the museum of atheism was located here.
I really liked then the items related to the Patriotic War of 1812 - the keys to the defeated cities, French flags, as well as the grave of Kutuzov.
Inside, the cathedral is still impressive with its power and size. Definitely worth visiting.
Written January 19, 2022
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Life-is-an-Adventure
Karmiel, Israel464 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Although well worth visiting, this is not like the other churches in St. Petersburg (like St. Isaac's - see my separate review) that are now museums. This is a place to go pray and where most people are doing just that. So visit showing respect in dress and decorum. That being said, it also means that there is no entrance fee, it is less crowded and perhaps for you it will feel more spiritual.
Written July 8, 2019
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
On Nevsky Avenue you may also visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, which is a functioning church, so you can enter free of charge, but it’s mandatory to observe the rules: men must wear no hats on, women are to cover their heads with a scarf, everyone is to keep quiet and no photo inside.
Written January 5, 2019
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Kazan Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 6:30 AM - 7:45 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM


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