Kazan CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: ул. Казанская, 2, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186, Saint Petersburg
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +7-8123144663
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral - Review
Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church located in Saint Petersburg. This amazing cathedral is a shining example of the Empire style of architecture. Construction of the cathedral started in 1801 and the structure was completed nearly ten years later.
Dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, this church is one of the most beautiful in the world. Tourists can bask in the glory and majesty of this imposing structure. There are a number of different statues and paintings that adorn the walls in the interior of the cathedral.
One particular point of interest regarding this cathedral is a wrought iron grille that is used to separate the church from a square located on its posterior. This grille is often cited as one of the best examples of its kind in history.
Kazan Cathedral Hours
- Monday to Tuesday- 8:30 pm until the end of the evening service (starts at 6:00 pm).
- Saturdays and Sundays 6:30 pm until the end of vespers.
How To reach Kazan Cathedral by Public Transport
- Gostiny Dvor station
Restaurants Near Kazan Cathedral
- Pastries breakfast and lunch Levin
- Russian Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kazan Cathedral
18.92% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include Kazan Cathedral in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
55% of people start their Kazan Cathedral visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kazan Cathedral
58.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kazan Cathedral
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Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Reviews
Very beautiful church.. architecture is too good also one can see whole peters from its top floor.. 400 staircase are there but it's worth it...
Kazan is an active church and therefore you may enter free of charge. It is, however, not always open, but when it is you can often witness a church service or even sometimes a wedding taking place inside. The interior, like most Orthodox churches, is just beautiful. You should ask the local priest's blessing before taking photos inside this active church.
Nije lako u Sankt Peterburgu izdvojiti neku gradjevinu kao posebno lepu, jer je ceo grad prelep, ali ovo je jedna od takvih gradjevina. Neobicnog izgleda za jednu Pravoslavnu crkvu, vrlo lepe i upecatljive arhitekture. Sama crkva je vrlo bogato ukrasena. Meni je ovo mozda i najlepsa gradjevina u gradu.
The cathedral is an imposing structure, it's curving rows of pillars leading to the entrance is what draws you in. The interior are beautiful with its icons a work of art.
The Lady of Kazan Church (free entry) is one of the most important churches in St. Petersburg. It is located just off Nevsky Prospekt and can be conveniently visited along with other sightseeing in this area of the city. The cathedral was built between 1801-1811. Its design takes after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. This can be seen quite clearly in the shape and size of the dome as well as the 111 meter curved colonnade which fronts the church. Interestingly, the colonnade was a bit dark and grimy when we saw it in 2010. This time around it seemed cleaner, whiter and more impressive. We also found the interior to be more decorative this time around. Unfortunately there is no photography allowed so we were unable to review photos from our previous trip to confirm. However, it seemed there is more to see within the church this time around. We particularly enjoyed the gilded and decorative iconostasis. Do make sure to see the icon of Our Lady of Kazan while you are visiting. You'll likely see a queue of visitors waiting to approach and touch the icon. Church paintings and marble pillars are interesting and attractive. Being that it was a Sunday during our visit, priests were active amongst the standing crowd of visitors as well. This was interesting to see. In the end, it was nice seeing the Lady of Kazan Cathedral again. It left a much deeper and more memorable impression this time around. We were glad to have taken the time to see this church again and would gladly return during future trips to St. Petersburg.