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The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
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Ranked #4 of 1,863 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city.
Reviewed August 14, 2014

The cathederal looks a lot bigger on the inside than it does looking at the exterior. It is well worth a visit and with a good guide we learn't a lot.

I would highly recommend a visit. Very impressive

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg today. It is the 4th largest Cathedral on earth. When it was built in the 18th century there was no consideration for the humidity in the area so many of the paintings have since been replaced with beautiful mosaics. There are no seats so everyone stood during the 1-2 hour services, even the Czars. We visited as part of a cruise tour hosted by Arthur Travel Limited and our tour guide Tamara was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend a visit because the sheer enormity and amount of art work will boggle your mind.

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Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was by far the most impressive cathedral/church we visited in St .Petersburg. The architecture and art were well preserved given the rocky history of the building.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Definitely worth the stop but not as special as some other locations in the City, if you are crunched you could skip it, but if churches and cathedrals are your thing, then don't miss it.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Saint Isaac's Cathedral is very interesting to see both from inside and outside and I would strongly encourage you not to pass it on your way along the Nevsky, but to see it from the inside as well. The decorations inside are marvellous, many columns sculpted from massive chunks of semi-precious stone. A display of grandeur and wealth, it's a must see in St. Petersburg. There is no entrance fee, which makes for another reason to see it.

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