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Smolny Cathedral

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This dazzling blue and white Baroque-style cathedral, never fully completed by Winter Palace architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, is now used for concerts and exhibits.
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Rastrelli Sq., 1, St. Petersburg 191124, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time, venture here. Grand Russian cathedral and great city views from the bell tower. Great.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is magnificent and very romantic ☑️ ♾ You can see 👀astonishing views on Neva river from the bell tower 🔔 🏰 There are some Sakura trees in the park nearby 🌸 Recommended for those who are in love 😍 to climb to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This was one of the most beautiful places to visit as the time in which we arrived (around 6:00 PM) was when the sun was going down, and its facade gets the red tonalities of the sunlight, which in turn contrast against the blue and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This was a beautiful cathedral that I discovered while on the way back from lunch. One of the beautiful architecture in St Petersburg

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

On a three week trip to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg, the Smolny Cathedral was the most beautiful church we saw. Lucky enough to be there on a partly sunny, partly cloudy (with white and grey clouds), the church was perfect for photographs with an amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The exterior of the cathedral may the most beautiful of its city and it is very clear that it was recently repainted and touched up. The inside of the cathedral is open, however some parts fore closed off due to restoration. You can also climb...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Take the Shpalernaya UL Avenue and you ll see the huge structure ! All is blue and white, the favorites colors of the Great Catherine , these church surrounded by a Monastery was just restored few months ago, from outside It s stunning , inside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ksarman
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Compared with many of the churches and cathedrals in SPB this one is fairly plain, the outside white and blue paint makes it sparkle in the sun, it is refreshing to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Howlo
Reviewed January 3, 2018

It is a beautiful monument. Right in the heart of the city, close to the central square. It was originally a convent and later converted into a cathedral and is used by the locals for service.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Priya_T
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This was one of the best buildings that we saw in St Petersburg. Amazing. A long walk from the metro but worth it. Situated in Rastrelli Square. It is part of the convent complex. We went inside for free but there was not much to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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