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Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany
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1-Day Introductory Highlights Tour: Visa-Free Saint Petersburg Shore Excursion
Ranked #37 of 1,810 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the best examples of Baroque-style architecture, this splendid blue and white "Sailors' Church" topped with five glistening golden cupolas contains many 18th-century icons, ten magnificent paintings and walls that convey the history of the Russian navy.
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I think we really liked the soft colours of the buildings and were told of the history as to why they are either soft blue, yellow or off white, they were to match the hair, eye colour and skin tone of the russian princess that the architect had fallen in love with, just lovely

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Beautiful fairy cake Cathedral”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We just loved this fairy cake blue and white Cathedral with its golden domes. This is a working cathedral so no photos inside. Just gorgeous and a must visit

Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“I love this cathedral!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is also known as the "Sailor's Cathedral". The glittering gold domes sit atop the bright blue and white exterior surrounded by trees in a lovely setting near a river. We were only able to view a portion of the church inside because there was a service in progress but what we saw was hauntingly beautiful with surprisingly small altars but beautifully decorated. Take the metro out to see this if you can. (You will also be able to view a portion of this church from a canal tour)

Visited June 2012
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cathedral!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

This is beautiful cathedral that is with visiting in St. Petersburg! The artwork and size are very impressive. You only need about 30 minutes here though.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“lots of gold inside”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

The first floor is great like most churches of this kind. The second floor is so fantastic with the sun shining on the gold objects it is hard to describe. A must see place in St Petersburg

Visited August 2012
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