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  • Address: Kazan Sq., 2 (Казанская пл., 2)
  • Admission: Free

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Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazansky Sobor)

Completed in 1811 and standing at an impressive 203 feet tall (62 meters), St Petersburg's Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan exhibits Russian classical architecture, having replaced a wooden church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. The cathedral took 10 years to construct and today encircles a small square with a double row of beautiful columns, while the interior is adorned with the works of some of the country's greatest artists and sculptors, such as I.P. Prokofyev and F.G. Gordeev, with reliefs on the facade by I.P. Martos, S.S. Pimenov and I.P. Martos.

Among some of the cathedral's other beauties are the Tsar's silver-casted gates and a golden frame decorated with precious stones, made specifically for the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan. The site has served as the setting for many of Russia’s historical events, including Tsesarevish Pavel Petrovich’s marriage and the celebration of many Russian military victories. Kazan Cathedral was originally intended to be the main church of the country and the Russian answer to the Basilica of St Peter's in Rome.

Practical Info

Located right on Kazanskaya Square, Kazan Cathedral is easily accessible by trolleybus 1, 5, 7, 10 and 22. Buses 3, 7, 22 and 27 also run nearby, as does the subway, which stops in front of the cathedral at the Metro Nevksky Prospekt stop.

Tours & Tickets

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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Varies

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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Gostiny Dvor

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $123.66

Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour of St Petersburg and Optional Boat Cruise on the Neva River

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Flexible

From USD $100.00

St Petersburg by Night: City Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $39.71

Midnight St Petersburg Cruise: Drawbridges and Canals

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $51.05

State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours

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Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $53.32

Private White Nights Walking Tour of St Petersburg

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $25.00

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