St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

Currently 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
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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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St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Stunning building. Impressive architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in the world. My favorite one in Russia. Open from 10:30 to 18:00, except Wednesday. The adult admission fee to the cathedral was RUB 250 and the Colonnade RUB 150 or an All-in ticket for RB 400 for both (prices October 2017). You can easily buy the tickets in a machine next to the ticket office. Accept cards and cash.

  • You should visit this place to see how the size of cathedral is enormous. Also inside, you could see many interesting things to see. Please be aware of the ticket for the cathedral and the observatory aren’t same. You have to pay additional charge for the ticket. The entrances are different. But totally worth it.

  • Great piece of engineering. Not really a church as much as an emperor's way of showing off his period and craftsmanship

  • Amazing! The price to go up to the top is super worth it! Spectacular views of the city all around! The stairs seem like a lot but it's not that bad. I made it to the top with a baby strapped to me and it was actually pretty easy. This place is definitely worth spending some time at. I haven't been to the museum, but it's not that much more than going to the top and it looked pretty cool inside. The architecture is stunning.

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