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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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Nice cathedral, visited during my city tour. Spent 30 minutes which is more than enough. Good for taking photos and roam around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice cathedral, visited during my city tour. Spent 30 minutes which is more than enough. Good for taking photos and roam around.

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Canggu, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is on the main drag, Nevsky Prospekt. The first thing that struck me is how this building looks like St. Peter’s in Rome. And when you read the blurb, it did in fact follow the design of St Peters. It was free to enter, and is well worth a peek inside. Be respectful, this is a working cathedral and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church is big, high and long. Let's say that's just Russian proportions. The church is free and it was full of locals praying there,so try to be respectful and quiet while walking around. It's definitely a good stop to do in the Nevsky Prospekt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exterior is imposing. The interior is quite dark and restrained, with the focus being the eponymous icon. For War and Peace fans, it is the site of Kutuzov's burial and there is a statue of him outside in some pleasant gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right on Nevsky Prospekt this is a church you must visit. Unlike many other churches in SPB this is not a museum. Here you will see stunning icons and if you are as lucky as I was you will get a taste of the acoustics when the choir accompanies the service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had some extra time before The Hermitage opened so stopped by this Cathedral during a morning service. It was not as ornate as Church of Spilled Blood, but was a handsome church. This was also the 'birthday' of the icon for the church, so it was a special time. We were able to see the doors at the altar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the functioning churches in St.Peterburg, very beautiful baroque church, no admission fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good place to stop on the schedule of exploring St. Petersburg. A lot of history inside as well as some seating outside to have a rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another icon of the orthodox architecture! Women have to cover their hair, so take this into account.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the cathedral is real huge and look like big castle the interior designs and icons are from 14's century .

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