St. Isaac's Cathedral

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: St Isaac's Square, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, Saint Petersburg
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  • 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

  • Stolle
  • Russian Cafe "Venezia"
  • Italian

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TripHobo Highlights for St. Isaac's Cathedral

  • St. Isaac's Cathedral Address: St Isaac's Square, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, Saint Petersburg
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral Contact Number: +7-8123159732
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral Timing: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral Price: 250 RUB
  • Best time to visit St. Isaac's Cathedral(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St. Isaac's Cathedral: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral

  • 90.32% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include St. Isaac's Cathedral in their plan

  • 50.25% of people start their St. Isaac's Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Isaac's Cathedral

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

50.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral

People normally club together Yusupov Palace On Moika and The State Hermitage while planning their visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Reviews

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  • Is an impressive cathedral. Maybe too impressive,and it gives you the feeling that it has been built just for that. The decoration is really rich and opulent, with much gold and with colourful stones and marble. Maybe the art is missing the sense of tension and of human pain that we expect from modern art. It's worth a visit.

  • Anyone planning to visit Saint Petersburg should compile a list of places to visit prior to travel. This list should include Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. Originally, this was the city’s main church and also the largest cathedral in Russia. IMO, it is one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. 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.

  • 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.

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