St. Isaac's CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: St Isaac's Square, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, Saint Petersburg
- Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +7-8123159732
- Ticket Price: 250 RUB
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral - Review
St. Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor as it is locally called is the largest cathedral for the Russian Orthodox Church in the city of Saint Petersburg. Built as a dedication to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, this church bears references to quite a few styles of architecture.
Most prominent among these styles of architecture are the eminent Late Neoclassical influences which have gone together in creating a sort of cross between a Byzantine and Greek church. Construction of the church began in 1818 and it took forty years to complete in 1858. Originally commissioned by Tsar Alexander I, the designs of this church had gone through substantial amounts of criticism until the emperor himself had to settle the disputes.
St. Isaac's Cathedral Ticket Prices
- Booking tickets and admission is terminated 30 minutes before the museum is closed.
How To reach St. Isaac's Cathedral by Public Transport
- Gostiny Dvor station
Restaurants Near St. Isaac's Cathedral
- Russian Cafe "Venezia"
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral
95% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include St. Isaac's Cathedral in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
56.19% of people start their St. Isaac's Cathedral visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Isaac's Cathedral
51.63% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral
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St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Reviews
A very imposing building which took 40 years to build. If you just walk around it, you catch a glimpse of the richness of the Russian Empire. The shrapnel marks left on the pillars shows something about the pain and death this city went through during the Second World War (Great Patriotic War). Climbing the stairs, if you are not afraid of heights, opens a nice vista on the city. Because the way the city was build, you can see very far, because you are higher than most buildings in the city. The inside is worth a visit as well. Don't miss out. Go and see it.
One of the most beautiful and glorious places in Saint Petersburg. Specially when you go inside the cathedral. There are plenty of amazing, terrific and gorgeous paintings and artwork in the building. The good news is that there is a minimal restorative work done for most of them. It was easy to go inside the museum even without E- tickets. If you buy tickets to colonnade, there are more than 200 steps to climb up !
a very impressive church with all the details of the decor. a walk up to the dome gives breathtaking view of the city. but it’s unbelievable that a place that big, receiving so many tourists everyday cant be bothered to prepare toilets for the visitors.
First a word of caution: when I tried to purchase my tickets a younger man was working and I initially told him two tickets, he said 800 rubles. I gave him a 1000 rubles he then asked for 300 rubles I asked him total 800 rubles right? He said yes and then seemed to do something for a few minutes I thought he was trying to get the tickets printed. A few minutes later he asked again for 300 rubles. I said two tickets for 800 rubles, I gave you a 1000 rubles so I need 200 rubles back and the tickets. He said 300 rubles again so I asked for my 1000 back. At that point he immediately gave me the tickets and my 200 rubles, nothing had to be printed. I still wanted to see the colonnade so I accepted that I finally got the ticket for the set price, but the interaction was frustrating and I think he was trying to scam me. The colonnade: the view was amazing. You had to climb up around 200 steps to get to the top, both going up and down the steps were numbered at every tenth step so you could keep track of your progress. The up and down were two different staircases so you didn't run into each other. We went for the white nights and the view was amazing. I just wish it was open even later but seeing the view with the sun so low was gorgeous. All around the price and frustration of dealing with the cashier was well worth the view of Saint Petersburg.
Stunning. I suppose I need to say more but what else is there to say? Magnificent? A work of art? It took the architect his whole working life to see its completion but what a legacy to leave. The wartime pictures are pretty sobering to see veg being grown outside during the Blockade.