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  St. Isaac's Cathedral
by Canadienne

St. Isaac's Cathedral took almost forty years to construct and decorate (1818 - 1858) and is located on the site of a previous church of the same name. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the world (4,000 square metres inside) and its construction on the soft marshland of St. Petersburg posed enormous problems for its architect, leading to the delay in its completion.

During the Soviet period, the cathedral hosted a Museum of Atheism. Even today, it is more museum than church. Cameras are permitted at a cost.

It's definitely worth a visit. . .both for the interior and for the views over the city (a separate ticket is required to climb the steps to the dome)

Address: Isaakievskaya ploshchad
Phone: +7 812 315-97-32

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2003
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