Smolny Cathedral And ConventCurrently Closed
- Address: Ploshchad' Rastrelli, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, Saint Petersburg
- Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +7-8127103159
- Ticket Price: 200 RUB
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Smolny Cathedral And Convent - Review
The Smolny Convent is situated on the bank of the Neva River and goes by the name of Smolny Convent of the Resurrection among locals. After Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great was disallowed to take her place on the throne, the convent was constructed to accommodate her wish of becoming a nun.
In 1741 however, Elizabeth did ascend to the throne as a result of the coup d'état staged by the royal guards against Ivan VI. The entire convent follows a blue and white color striped color scheme and the architecture reminds people of the basic style of construction that has been practiced in Russia.
Smolny Cathedral And Convent Hours
- Last admission is at 6:00 pm.
How To reach Smolny Cathedral And Convent by Public Transport
- Kropotkinskaya station
Restaurants Near Smolny Cathedral And Convent
- Jerome Restaurant
- Contemporary Cuisine Clairet
- Russian, European
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Smolny Cathedral And Convent, Saint Petersburg Reviews
Smolny is a beautiful cathedral reminding me of an expertly decorated cake. Its gardens and buildings are a must see. Here are a few more everyone should try to visit. Alexander Nevsky Monastery Prince Vladimir Cathedral Cathedral of St. Andrew the First-Called Cathedral of St. Sampson the Hospitable Transfiguration Cathedral Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas Trinity Cathedral Wheelchair users: You should also always call ahead to find out if there is wheelchair access to bars, clubs, museums, and restaurants. In most cases the answer, sadly, will be in the negative. Alternatively, assume it is inaccessible and hire a few people to lift you and your chair up the stairs, and then be sure to pay very generously for the assistance.
It has been under restoration and you’ll see only white wall at inside. But the best part of this place is that you can access on the top with 150 RUB. The route is quite hard but the view will make you feel good.
The cathedral stands on the site of strength (one of the strongest in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the strongest), formed by the bend of the Neva and the underlying rocks. Very clean and inspiring atmosphere in the temple and around. The image of the cathedral is very beautiful and strict, corresponding to the place. Services, especially for significant events, fill with special joy and light. In my opinion, the Resurrection Smolny Cathedral is the cleanest church in St. Petersburg "energetically". The strongest output of "energy" in front of the cathedral, next to the bell. Every time I come to the Smolny, the soul rejoices.
It's not quite like the other cathedrals in Russia. It has more elegant decorating. Though one part is still under reconstruction, you can walk inside and see white walls with golden images of the saints. Also you can take around 280 steps up to the bell tower, to see the city.
Beautiful cathedral, though currently under renovation. Calm and quiet place.