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“Splendid grandeur”

St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Kiev, Ukraine
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“Splendid grandeur”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

It was so mind blowing, gorgeous and breath taking, that you can't say you've been to SPb unless you saw this place.

Visited June 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

The outside of this cathedral is amazing and the inside is beyond description. It is allowed to take pictures inside but the pictures really don't capture to beauty,

Visited March 2013
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“Make Sure You Visit The Collonade”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The interior of the cathedral is very certainly impressive and worth the time taken to visit, but for us the most memorable part was the view that you get when you climb the 274 steps up to the collonade.

Here you can walk all round the outside of the base of the cathedral dome and enjoy magnificent views across the city, before descending another 274 steps back to terra firma.

Tickets for the interior and the collonade are purchased seperately, so make sure you are clear which one you want if you only wish to visit one area.

Visited February 2013
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“Very Ornate”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This cathedral did not have 1 inch of space that wasn't painted or covered in gilding or semiprecious stone. The wealth of the Russian Orthodox church is displayed here in a glorious way.
It is said Russian Tsar's sold Alaska to pay for the gold dome on top of this cathedral.
The top of the cathedral's architectural plans were purchased by America to build as the top of our Congressional building in Washington, DC. It is identical.

Visited March 2013
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Another beautiful church, one of so many, we loved our visit made all,the better by the private guide we had from Anastasia tours she really made the place come alive with her stories. If you can go with a guide then do it!

Visited May 2012
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