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St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial

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Address: Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 812 315-97-32
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10:30 - 17:30
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Thu - Tue 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed...

This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city.

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If you think the outside is impressive, which it is, wait until you go inside. It is jaw dropping. The internal design and art work are truly amazing. Worth looking at the video... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you think the outside is impressive, which it is, wait until you go inside. It is jaw dropping. The internal design and art work are truly amazing. Worth looking at the video inside showing how they constructed the huge columns if you have any interest at all in that kind of thing. Take the Collonade option too if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has much to see in it and there is much history noted in it. Beautiful painted ceilings and works of art. It is called a Museum but people still worship here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful from the outside but also the view from the roof was incredible. It's the highest and you can see the whole town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grandeur is spell binding. The viewing deck is also great. We enjoyed a good 4 hours here. Must see place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This spectacular church is well worth a visit but is a very busy tourist spot so choose your time carefully

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid the separate fee to mount the hundreds of steps but the 360 deg view is amazing. The inside is now a museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior does not prepare you for the amazing, glorious golden interior. Probably the most impressive we saw in St Petersburg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit the Cathedral. The paintings are amazing. The glass painting of Jesus Christ is fantastic. Climb to the Dome to view the city and you will go crazy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The iron doors were quite interesting. you have to look closely at the sculptures to appreciate the beauty of the doors both inside and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful cathedral and in my opinion should be visited by everyone, both locals and tourists. If you can manage the 180 steps up to the top of the rotunda, you get a most awesome 360 degree view of the city. Do this part first and then go into the cathedral because there are benches to sit... More 

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