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Notable for an array of cannons on its grounds and for its two revered icons, the Savior Not Created by Human Hands (Tsar Peter's favorite) and the Holy Mother of God, this cathedral is one of the most frequently visited in the city.
Preobrazhenskaya Sq., 1, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
This was my final cathedral of my recent St Petersburg visit in a fairly long list of places. Typical orthdox style with the onion domes on the roof. The interior was impressive as usual, but no photographs permitted. Worth a stop if you're in the...More
Driving around a traffic circle near Liteyny Avenue, our bus passed by a small yellow domed building with the most unusual fence surrounding it. Three bronze cannon barrels, with their muzzles pointed upwards and grouped together on cement bases, formed the posts of this perimeter...More
This Transfiguration Cathedral is located on Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad (Square) just off Liteini Prospekt. This area once was the home to the Russian Army's Transfiguration Regiment.
And this prestigious military regiment played one crucial role in the war with Turks, especially in the battle for Varna,...More
Собор во имя Преображения Господня Всей гвардии. Санкт - Петербург:
Загадка главной Иконы династии Романовых...
В каждом исторически значимом городе есть тайные места...
Они доступные всем. Но открыты для понимания лишь избранным.. И потому все, вроде бы, о них знают..или даже видели, проходили, касались руками.....More
Because of my interest in the history of Russia's Preobrazhinsky Regiment, our tour guide recommended we make a brief stop at the Transfiguration Cathedral - and I'm very glad we did. This was the principle cathedral of this famous military regiment, and a remainder of...More
This neo-classic looking temple in its present shape was constructed in 1829 as a church of the Transfiguration regiment, one of the first 2 regiments of the Russian army getting the status of the Lifeguards. It has never been seriously damaged or closed - and...More