Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg: Hours, Address, Kazan Cathedral Reviews: 4.5/5

Kazan Cathedral
4.5
History Museums • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 7:45 PM
About
Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter, this huge cathedral served as a monument to Russia's victory over Napoleon in the War of 1812 and today houses the Museum of Religion.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
How to get there
  • Nevsky Prospekt • 5 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor • 6 min walk
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,712 contributions
Gen. Kutuzov is buried here
Apr 2021
Kazan Cathedral is a striking neo classical edifice set in the middle of Nevsky prospekt. It's dome is visible from a distance, and while you approach it you'll see colonnades around it in both directions. It strongly reminds on Rome's St. Peter, and is in fact built according to it in 1810.
Apart from the interiors beauty, specially the altar, most interesting I found was the Gen. Kutuzov tomb inside.
Our Lady of Kazan was general's patron saint who he asked for help when Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812. After defeating him, Kutuzov was buried in the Kazan Cathedral in 1813.
Written 22 May 2021
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Malgorzata
10,365 contributions
This place is really awesome
Jul 2019
Kazan Cathedral - Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - is one of the largest temples in St. Petersburg. The Kazan Cathedral is a neoclassical, stately building, modeled on the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. It was built on the Nevsky Prospect in 1801-1811 by the architect A.N. Voronikin . This beautiful cathedral is distinguished by unusual architecture. Thus, it is a place often visited by tourists who additionally have the opportunity to relax on the square surrounding the shoulders of the building. Beautiful, majestic building, interesting interior. Worth visiting.
Written 8 May 2020
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mohibahmed786
Ranchi, India389 contributions
Great
Nov 2019
I went on Sunday and attended the mass too. It was long process but there was warmth inside the cathedral. Architectural Beauty. Must see attraction.
Written 5 April 2020
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geelongexpat
Chatan-cho, Japan1,025 contributions
Nice church
Mar 2020 • Solo
Just walking past, you wouldn’t think this is a church. Maybe an old parliament or something. The architecture is spectacular though. Make sure you have a wide angle lens for your photos.
Written 16 March 2020
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AlberRM
London, UK99 contributions
Very nice Cathedral; free entry
Feb 2020
Lovely interiors and exteriors; perhaps not as impressive inside as it is outside but still amazing. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 19 February 2020
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Yesim K
London, UK39 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020
This place is just marvellous. We've been there in February so it was not too crowded. It was stunning to just stand in front of the cathedral and look at it. We spent an hour over there. Definitely worth it. Also, it is very central, located right on the popular Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue and one of the best-known streets in Russia
Written 16 February 2020
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Michael V
518 contributions
Stunning cathedral and sacred place of worship
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a real cathedral with the famous Kazan mother of god icon. It has an amazing silver altar. You cannot miss this cathedral. The outside is impressive but the inside is stunning! Say a prayer and light a candle at an icon. And please, some respect, no photos inside.
Written 15 January 2020
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Donsafe
Canterbury, UK1,030 contributions
Spectacular... ish
Jan 2020
Never have I seen a city with so many claimed 'cathedrals'. Either they are over-selling themselves or someone has translated 'church' into Russian as 'cathedral'. This one is one of the largest and quite impressive but like many others, it is more of a tourist attraction than a functioning place of worship. I went around New Year so there were plenty of older Russians lighting candles on their once a year visit. Worth a look if you're passing by.
Written 10 January 2020
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Triflyer
India292 contributions
Divine, feel blessed
Oct 2019
I was very lucky to be there when the mass was going on.. it was a wonderful and calming experience and something I deeply cherish. It can get a bit crowded but still worth the visit.
Written 2 January 2020
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drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
Seeing the equestrian statue of Marshal Kutuzov in the Kremlin, his tomb here closes the story.
Dec 2019 • Friends
Admission is free. Must visit if you’re strolling on Nevsky Avenue. It's almost in the middle of the lengthy boulevard.

Although not planned as a monument to the victims nor the victory of the 1812 war, this is the resting place of Kutuzov and a French marshal.

An icon of the Mother of God of Kazan is venerated here so we saw a line of close to 40 people to pray in front of it, make the sign of the cross and kneal.

To this shrine in the temple is always the turn. Another attraction of the cathedral is the tomb of Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, who was buried here in 1813. Above the grave of Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov you can see the keys to the cities or the forts in those cities conquered by Kutuzov There in an English sign to the right, just touching the exhibits of the shop.
Written 22 December 2019
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