St. Petersburg Cathedral Tour to Saint Isaac Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Others

St. Petersburg Cathedral Tour to Saint Isaac Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Others
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$80
Duration: 3 hours
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See one of the wonderful churches, the icons of golden mosaics and the columns of malachite and lapis lazuli in the grand St Isaac’s Cathedral also known as the museum of four cathedrals with this tour in St. Petersburg. We will make every effort possible to make your visit to the cathedrals a memorable experience, convenient and comfortable for you.

Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world.It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of Russian Imperial capital. One hundred and eighty years later the guilded dome of St. Isaac’s still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg. Although the cathedral is considerably smaller than the newly rebuilt Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow, it boasts much more impressive fades and interiors.

The cathedral's facades are decorated with sculptures and massive granite columns (made of single pieces of red granite), while the interior is adorned with incredibly detailed mosaic icons, paintings and columns made of malachite and lapis lazuli. A large, brightly colored stained glass window of the "Resurrected Christ" takes pride of place inside the main altar. The church, designed to accommodate 14,000 standing worshipers, was closed in the early 1930s and reopened as a museum. Today, church services are held here only on major ecclesiastical occasions.

The museum takes great care in preserving and restoring its cathedrals, it is the part of the Russian national heritage. They are also active Orthodox churches in which prayer services, religious processions and divine liturgies take place.

See one of the wonderful churches, the icons of golden mosaics and the columns of malachite and lapis lazuli in the grand St Isaac’s Cathedral also known as the museum of four cathedrals with this tour in St. Petersburg. We will make every effort possible to make your visit to the cathedrals a memorable experience, convenient and comfortable for you.