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Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

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Address: Musy Dzhalilya St., 21, Kazan 420111, Russia
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Amazing cathedral

Entry is free to this must see historical cathedral. The paintings on the walls and ceilings are spectacular. It's also nice to escape the cold winter and get some warmth inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Entry is free to this must see historical cathedral. The paintings on the walls and ceilings are spectacular. It's also nice to escape the cold winter and get some warmth inside. Everything is in Russian so if you need English explanations or history you would need a guide. We admired the cathedral without a guide.

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Murwillumbah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Small but interesting interior with icons and painted walls and ceiling. The painted dove holding the chandelier is a nice touch.

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Kazan, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Peter and Paul Cathedral is the largest church of Kazan. It is divided into upper and lower Parish(below for baptized tatars). The most important and the most interesting is the upper parish. Very rich decoration inside, a large iconostasis. It will be interesting to see and antiques lovers and believers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

With the impressive decoration on the exterior walls of the cathedral, sticking out from among other buildings walking on certain streets of Kazan, the Cathedral lures you in like a magnet. Getting closer allows you to see it even clearer how great and magnifiscent this building is with its extraordinarily rich decoration on the walls. Stepping inside both downstairs and... More 

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Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This church is fine, the inside was ok. To reach the front entrance you had to climb quite a few steps. Therefore a little hard for elderly's, it is free to enter and they supply head scarves if you don't have one with you.

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Thank Fligh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If you planning to visit Kazan, Russia this place is must to see! It is gorgeous cathedral. You will love it!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Both the exteriors and interiors are equally impressive and distinctive as compared to the other cathedrals in the city. Quite spiritual feeling if you spend some time inside. However need to climb a few steps - worth going.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It's not located next to all the main sights but it's certainly worth a small detour. It's marvelous both outside and inside! Beautiful paintings on the walls and gorgeous decorations. Probably, the best church we've seen in the area. Just a pity that the cathedral doesn't have enough resources to keep up the maintenance.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting discovery of this nice church, with a beautiful view on Kazan and externally decorated with nice paintings and colors. Inside a classical Orthodox Church with nice golden icons and decorations.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We have been to a lot of churches in Russia. This church is really a special one. From the architecture, we can see those small details on the wall, windows, pillars. The color is soft and gentle. There are two churches in the building. They have very different color tone inside both churches. Take some time and walk around. Worth... More 

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