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  • Address: 3 Rastrelli Square, St Petersburg, Russia 191060
  • Hours: Thurs-Tues 11am-7pm

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Smolny Cathedral Tours

Smolny Cathedral is a cathedral and convent located on the banks of the River Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was built in the mid 1700s in a Baroque style, and it is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city due to its striking blue color. It was originally built to house Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great. Since being denied the throne, she intended to become a nun. However, once her predecessor was overthrown, she was able to take her place as the Empress of Russia instead. Work on the cathedral was stopped when Catherine II came to power, and it wasn't until around 1835 when work started again. Due to this, the interior was done in a neo-classical style.

The cathedral is laid out in the shape of a cross with four smaller churches in the corners. Visitors can also see the detailed church spires and the clock tower which stands at 308 feet tall. Today the cathedral is used primarily as a concert hall. The surrounding convent buildings are used as governmental offices as well as faculty buildings for St. Petersburg State University.

Practical Info

Smolny Cathedral is located at 3 Rastrelli Square and the closest metro station is Chernishevskaya. Admission prices are as follows: Exhibition hall: RUB 150. Bell tower: RUB 100. Joint ticket: RUB 200. Panorama of St Petersburg audio tour: RUB 100. Opening hours are Thursday through Tuesday 11am to 7pm.

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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum, St Petersburg, null
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum

An excursion with an English speaking guide taking in all the sights of St Petersburg City with a visit to the State Russian Museum.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $319.24
Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide, St Petersburg, Private ... 
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Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide

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Experience Russia's 'Venice of the North' St. Petersburg from the eyes of our expert guides during this 4-hour half day tour. Your professional historian guide ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Grand Tour of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Christmas
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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

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St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car, St Petersburg, City Tours
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St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car

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Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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St. Petersburg Romantic Evening City Tour, St Petersburg, City Tours
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St. Petersburg Romantic Evening City Tour

Let romantic atmosphere in your trip to Saint-Petersburg. One hour city tour on a luxury limousine car with sparkling wine and sweets will make an evening ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.00
St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Car, St Petersburg, City Tours
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St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Car

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Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

Have you ever taken a ride on a Soviet Retro car? Do you want to make the Panoramic City Tour an unforgettable and unique one? Then enjoy this great deal on a ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
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Souvenir Shopping with City Tour of Saint Petersburg, St Petersburg, City Tours
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Souvenir Shopping with City Tour of Saint Petersburg

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Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour, St Petersburg, City Tours
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Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

See the best that Russia's "Northern Capital" has to offer on a 4-hour city highlights tour of St Petersburg, led by an expert private guide! Listen to ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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