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Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg (must see)

The Kazan Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church located on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. The church is named after the religious icon Our Lady Kazan, a 16th-century saint, to whom many miracles have been attributed. Built by architect Andrei Varonikhin, the place of worship reflects the influences of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Construction took more than 10 years to complete. Many workers toiled day and night to accomplish the great task.

The interior of the cathedral features arched ceilings with ornate carvings and beautiful paintings. Spectacular columns accented with gold majestically line the corridor of the cathedral. The exterior of the building displays a stone colonnade and a small fountain that is encircled by a garden. Many leading artists of the day contributed to the design of the cathedral. Although a site to be seen during the day, the cathedral is exceptionally spectacular when viewed at night. The cathedral was closed by the Bolsheviks for many years but resumed religious services in 1990.

The church became a symbol of Russian victory after the War of 1812. Banners and keys from captured forces were displayed in the church. Mikhail Kutuzov, a hero of the war, is buried inside the church.

Why You Should Visit:
For anyone who hasn't been inside an active Eastern Orthodox Church, this is recommended as worshippers abound and the building's architecture is something you can admire.

Tip:
Try to visit during a service (6 pm) and focus on the service and voices of the quire to get a better feel for the soul of the country and Russian people.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Kazan Cathedral
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Religious
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