"st Isaacs" St.Isaac's Cathedral Tip by sparkieplug24

St.Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg: 56 reviews and 95 photos


This cathedral took 40 years to build 1818-1858 and is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. It has a magnificet golden dome roof which was made with 220ibs of gold. The cathedral can hold 14000 people. In 1931 during the soviet era the catherdral was turned into a museum which showed anti-religous artifacts. For the 300th anniversary of st issacs the cathedral was rennovated. Today the cathedral is still largely used as museum however sometimes during important church holidays such as easter the cathedral holds services. You can climb to the viewing gallery just below the dome and from here you can get a panoramic view of the city.

Phone: +7 812 315-97-32
Website: http://www.cathedral.ru

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2006
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