St. Isaac's CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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 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.
- Booking tickets and admission is terminated 30 minutes before the museum is closed.
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90.12% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include St. Isaac's Cathedral in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
50.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Isaac's Cathedral
Outstanding experience! Two areas to visit here: the column and the museum. The column is about 400 steps up and has a 360 degree view of the city. The views are truly incredible! The museum has a large collection of canvas paintings of the major religious figures and the walls and ceilings are painted in beautiful detail. Truly exceptional experience with views of the city and a cultural/historic landmark.
Without a doubt one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Europe, similar in size and overall style to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In both cases, the observation deck is an inseparable part of the experience! Beautiful views of the city!
This cathedral is close to the Hermitage, and has some peculiarities compared to the other big churches in Saint Petersburg. Not only is it a museum, but also the architecture is different. The columns outside each weigh over 100 metric tons, and you can only really appreciate their size when you stand right next to them. Another thing is the dome build with a steel support. If you purchase the ticket for the inside, you can see how the church was build and what techniques where used. You will also be able to admire the artwork and gold plating, typical for Russian churches. If you pay a little extra, you can climb up to the colonnade on top of the church and enjoy a wonderful view all over the city. The tickets are only valid for the day of purchase though!
Quiet November evening. Fresh and free, every step echoes in my heart, and the majestic view of St. Isaac's Cathedral makes my every cell tremble. It can not be put into words, it is not to draw in the picture, these need to breathe and experience this moment of happiness! Hello, Peter! I can feel you at your feet!
Stayed at the W Hotel across the street from this magical building. This was a corner shot. Check out my YouTube channel; Sebastian's Script for detailed video of interior. Favorite city period, this is just another jewel.