Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral is located in the center of St. Petersburg on Nevsky Avenue 25. It is the Orthodox cathedral church of the St. Petersburg diocese of the Russian Church, one of the largest cult constructions in St. Petersburg. One of facades of a cathedral comes to Nevsky Avenue, another — to Griboyedov Canal. Since 1991 Kazan Cathedral is again open for church services, the Kazan icon of the Mother of God is returned to it. Kazan Cathedral — the temple of the Russian military glory. In the summer of 1812, before departure in field army, a cathedral I visited appointed to order the Russian army Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov. In 1994 on a cathedral dome there was a gold cross again. By 2003 (to the 300 anniversary of St. Petersburg) masters of the Baltic cathedral cast a four-ton bell more than two meters high. become the largest bell of Kazan Cathedral. Every year on September 12 from Kazan Cathedral on Nevsky Avenue to Alexander Nevsky Lavra pass religious processions in honor of the Saint patron of the city – Alexander Nevsky.

Schedule of work:

Daily from 8.30 till 22.00Contact information:

Visit cost:

The entrance to Kazan Cathedral is free for all comers, however at desire of the tourist to listen to excursion, workers of the temple for 100 rubles which go on donations can carry out it.Rules of visit

During visit of an Orthodox church it is necessary to follow the following rules. In an Orthodox church it is forbidden to sit, the illness can only be an exception. It is necessary to speak silently not to disturb surrounding people. Men before an entrance to the temple are obliged to remove a headdress. Women, on the contrary, have to be in the temple with the covered head. On more strict canons of the woman shouldn’t enter the sacred temple in trousers, short skirts and with cosmetics on a face.

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