Not as fancy as other cathedrals here but if you arrive at the right time (11am I believe) you will witness the service and the beautiful choirs, unforgettable!
About Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany
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Not quite as imposing as some of the others, but this was a working church, not a museum. The separate bell tower is famous and unusual.
On my last full day in Petersburg, I was museumed-out and wanted to stay near Ambassador Hotel (highly recommended!), which I had booked for a week. A kind person at registration told me to follow the canal westward and look for the gold domes and...More
Spectacular interior. And we were lucky enough to be there during a church service, which was well attended. I'm not religious, but the overall effect of the interior, and the service, was wonderful. And the small choir was truly sublime. Must also mention the church...More
Extremely beautiful buildings. Pleasant area to walk around in. Very peaceful area. The interior was gorgeous. They has roped off the main part so tourists can see the interior without disturbing the parishioners. No photos allowed inside and women should cover their heads out of...More
This is one of the few Russian Orthodox churches that remained active during the Soviet period. We arrived on a Sunday morning, cautioned we could attend quietly. A cantor was singing the service while a choir sang in response. It was very moving and showed...More
It was Sunday so there was a service in progress on the 2nd floor. We were dressed appropriately and with head scarves so we went up and stood back to take in the service, the choir and the chanting. It was a beautiful church with...More
Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany is a pretty church with a nice bell tower, and it's a good excuse to walk through a bit of St. Petersburg you may not otherwise see. There is a little park in front with lots of families and...More
Unlike many of the churches you will see in the city centre, this church is a historic 'working' church. If you visit, there is a good chance you will see a service in progress and hear the choir singing, with approx. 6 services being held...More