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Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2020
3  Thank N915MFmichaelv
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Reviewed 10 January 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.

Date of experience: January 2020
2  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 December 2019

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.

Date of experience: December 2019
2  Thank drogilmour
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Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

This cathedral truly resembles St Peter’s in Vatican City. Loved walking outside and although the inside is somewhat dark, there are tons of special little corners and worth checking out. Entry is free.

Date of experience: December 2019
2  Thank Megsk_SA
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