The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt, Kronshtadt

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,009 contributions
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The Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, built in the neo-Byzantine style, is huge and visible from afar.
This is the tallest building in the city. The total height of the Naval Cathedral is 70.5 meters. However, it does not look massive due to the fact that it is built of white brick.
Inside, the cathedral is spacious and bright thanks to the many windows on the drum of the central dome.
Along the perimeter are black marble plaques with the names of the dead sailors and ships.
We took a tour under the dome of the cathedral. Climbing to a height of 52 meters rewards you with a stunning view of the frescoes of the dome and a circular view of Kronstadt. We were told the history of the cathedral from its construction to the present day. The acoustics here are amazing - if two people stand opposite each other through the dome, clinging to the walls, you can clearly hear a person from the opposite side, although the distance here is 26 meters.
From here you can clearly see the mosaics and stained-glass windows of the temple, as well as the place where an unexploded German bomb fell during the war.
Definitely worth a trip!
Written 30 July 2022
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,828 contributions
Not sure I would make this a must see but if you here it’s OK.

Easy access from nearby parking.

The building itself is fairly impressive and worth a quick photo.

Lots of history here.
Written 22 June 2022
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Thomas Preinl
Wiesbaden, Germany73 contributions
Kronstadt is only a half an hour drive away from amazing St.Peterburg, but it is worth the trip. The Cathedral is beautiful.
Written 17 April 2022
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ExperienceCatcher
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Solo
It is an impressive building that you cannot miss passing it by. The inside view is unforgettable. I only took outside pictures, because I think everyone has to make his /her own first impression him/herself. The entrance is free, but if to take a the guided tour to the roof level, the price is reasonable.
Written 17 October 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
This fabulous Cathedral is set in Kronstadt on Kotlin island in the Finnish bay.
The island has a strategic position guarding the sea approach to St. Pet.
While planning our trip, when I saw pictures of this Cathedral here on TA I was sure I'll visit it. It approved right, as it is extremely beautiful - even the only rainy day on our 10 day Russia tour didn't spoil my impressions.
The Naval Cathedral was built only in 1903 in honor of all fallen sailors. This terrific neo Byzantine edifice was turned into a cinema and naval museum during the communist era. It was returned to Russia Orthodox Church only in 2002.
Today it's a working Church and we were lucky to be there at the mass. Outstanding exterior hides terrific beauty inside.
HOW to reach it ?
Combine the Naval Cathedral with your Peterhof summer Palace visit (read that review).
From St. Pet center to Naval Cathedral is around 40 min taxi ride (around 15$), just make sure you have the Yandex app installed.
Arrange with the driver to WAIT while you visit, you need around 20 min, tip him for that. Finding taxi in Kronstadt is not that easy, and even if you do, local taxis are unwilling to drive further.
Another 30 min ride and 15$ will take you to Peterhof. After visiting the Palace complex you have many options to return to St. Pet.
In that way you'll make a huge loop around St. Petersburg area and a very memorable day.
Written 20 May 2021
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Takarasina
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Once upon a time a Jesus of Nazareth expelled merchants from a Jerusalem temple only because they traded in its courtyard (not inside, like in this Navy Cathedral) but present-day local priests seem to lack knowledge of it.
At least one can observe a lady in black with her face mask on - coronavirus! - chanting: Tickets to the top! Tickets to the top! Hurry up! Please assemble here! And all this show enrolls in close vicinity of the backs of three clergymen solemnly serving a mess. Cirque du Soleil!
I was also shocked to see a holy water font in the form of a submarine - thanks God, diesel and not nuclear. There's a special sign nearby clarifying this issue and proudly announcing that this doodah is world-unique. I'd guess so...
Otherwise the place is a hit.
Written 23 September 2020
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CAPerth
Perth227 contributions
We stopped here on our way back from Peterhof (travelling by car with our guide from Tzarina Tours) and were very pleasantly surprised. Probably the most impressive of all the functioning Orthodox Churches we visited in Russia (the best was Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood but that is now a museum). There was a ceremony inside while we were there and also a naval graduation ceremony outside. Well worth including if you have the time.
Written 26 May 2020
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Iechydda
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Like most Russian Cathedrals, they are amazing places of worship. This one is probably the only thing to see in Kronstadt other than the naval ships and the scenery on the way there.
Written 10 January 2020
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NinaKazarina
St. Petersburg, Russia255 contributions
Family
Kronstadt is rarely visited by tourists ( unfortunately) as it’s a significant part of Russian history and perfect place to feel local atmosphere especially in summer , recommended
Written 4 December 2019
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Vikas K
St. Petersburg, Russia13 contributions
Solo
Very good location and very beautiful place good experience for this jorny people are very helpful in Russia very good make new friends in St Petersburg
Written 6 November 2019
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