Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Modeled after one of the Vatican's major landmarks, Kazan Cathedral houses a world-famous icon of Our Lady of Kazan, one of the most significant religious images of Orthodox Christianity. Built in the early years of the 19th century, the classically designed building boasts a massive dome, dominating this part of the city from a height of some 80 m (260 ft). The lavishly decorated cathedral features numerous columns, sculptures, and icons, created by some of the biggest names in Russian art. Famed sculptor Boris Orlovsky designed the bronze statues of the Napoleonic War heroes Barclay de Tolly and Mikhail Kutuzov, whose remains lie interred inside the cathedral. Plan to visit Kazan Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg sightseeing website.
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  • Kazan Cathedral - Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - is one of the largest temples in St. Petersburg. The Kazan Cathedral is a neoclassical, stately building, modeled on the Basilica....  more »
  • I went on Sunday and attended the mass too. It was long process but there was warmth inside the cathedral. Architectural Beauty. Must see attraction.  more »
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  • This place is really awesome. Its the first thing which comes when to get down at the station and go towards the St Petersburg river. Really loved the architecture and the way it looks at night. Though i didn't know if we can visit inside but the outside itself is lovely. Nobody in their right mind wouldn't visit it. Next time I visit it would love to know more about it and see from inside.
  • A landmark building on Nevsky Prospect. It's a huge (6200 metre square) beautiful cathedral dedicated to the Icon Our Lady of Kazan, a very venerated icon in Russia. It was constructed in 1811.

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