Smolny Cathedral

Blue and white five-domed cathedral became five-domed at the insistence of Elizabeth II.    Originally conceived by Rastrelli it with one dome. In principle, the cathedral and    is only one dome – the other four belong to the belfry.    The Cathedral is a part of the architectural ensemble of the Smolny Convent.    At the end of the 18th century. Catherine II was built Russia’s first Women’s Institute for Noble Maidens.    A revolution here in the headquarters of the Bolsheviks. Nowadays, there are often classical music.    The temple has the status of a concert hall.Schedule of work:

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Rules of visit

During a visit to an Orthodox church must follow these rules.    In the Orthodox Church not sit exception can only be unhealthy.    Should speak softly so as not to disturb people around.    Men in front of the temple are required to remove the headpiece.    Women, on the contrary, must be in the temple with his head covered.    According to a strict canons of women should not go into a holy temple in the pants    short skirts and makeup on her face.

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