Kazan Cathedral is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg on Nevsky Prospekt. Often, it becomes the first thing that guests of the Northern capital see upon arrival at the center. But behind the familiar façade that shines on every postcard, there are many secrets. Let's open them! Group excursion Duration 1.5 hours Group size up to 15 people Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 4.85 on 20 reviews 590 rubles per person
What awaits you
Emperors, generals, masons Kazan Cathedral is a classic of Italian architecture with our national character. Let it resemble the best architectural monuments of Rome and Florence, once inside, you will feel the presence of the Russian spirit. We will walk around and admire the smooth lines of the temple, recall the pages of the history of the Patriotic War of 1812, the Blockade and the Great Patriotic War, and also talk about the war trophies of the Russian people. I will tell you about the Order of Malta and its honorary master, Emperor Paul, about the magical signs that surround the cathedral, and the secret path of Freemasonry in Russia
Exterior and interior I will introduce you to the history of the construction of the cathedral and the fate of the outstanding architect Voronikhin, after which we will discuss together the manners and customs of the early 19th century. You will appreciate the interior decoration of the magnificent church, see one of the most revered icons in the Orthodox faith - the icon of the Kazan Mother of God - and reveal the history of the dove under the ceiling. And then we will go for a short walk in the center. The House of the Singer Company, the House of Writers, the Stroganov Palace and the most beautiful Palace Square will be the perfect end to the excursion. Here I will tell you about the life and deeds of Emperor Alexander I and the outstanding personalities of the golden era.
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
- The entrance ticket is included in the price
- No special dress code is required to visit the cathedral
The beginning of the excursion is near the Kazan Cathedral. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.History and ArchitectureKazan Cathedral10Cathedrals and Temples13