St. Isaac's Cathedral

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  • 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

About St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

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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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral

  • 95% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include St. Isaac's Cathedral in their plan

  • 55.98% 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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

51.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral

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St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Reviews

  • Amazing human’s made architecture . beautiful paintings on the walls & roof. every paintings had some interesting stories. lots of peoples all the time. Models describe how to build the cathedral. should spend more than 1 hour inside. suitable for everyone. should be quiet and don’t use flash when take a picture.

  • Stunning cathedral. You can pay 150 rub to get to the top and enjoy the view of the city. The top opens til 4 am in summer, not sure about winter. I really loved it. You should go there at least once.

  • We went there to do both the visit to the church interiors (called "museum visit" at the ticket office, for some strange reason: there's no museum!) and the tour on the top of church. Both things are recommended, but if you have to chose go for the church interiors: the iconstatsis is amazing, icons are huge and all maid in mosaics!

  • Very beautiful cathedral. Interior is amazing. Colonade walk was a great way to get a panoramic view of the city.

  • Remarkable art and details. Captivating atmosphere. There is a tower to go up from where you have bird's eye view. From up there you can see main buildings of Saint Petersburg: Church of the Savior on Blood, Hermitage etc.

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