Kazan Cathedral in St.Petersburg

Kazan Cathedral in St.Petersburg\

Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor (Russian: Каза́нский кафедра́льный собо́р), also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg.


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Kazan Cathedral in St.Petersburg

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The construction was started in 1801 and continued for ten years.

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The cathedral's interior, with its numerous columns, echoes the exterior colonnade and is reminiscent of a palatial hall, being 69 metres in length and 62 metres in height.

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The interior features numerous sculptures and icons created by the best Russian artists of the day. 

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 A wrought iron grille separating the cathedral from a small square behind it is sometimes cited as one of the finest ever created.

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For more information visit the official page of Cathedral

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