The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
4.5
Speciality MuseumsChurches & Cathedrals
10:30 - 18:00
Monday
10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 18:00
Sunday
10:30 - 18:00
About
This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
How to get there
  • Admiralteyskaya • 7 min walk
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Deniz
Türkiye11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Wonderful Cathedral, With elegant work and a great tour. You can really learn the history and hard work just by looking.
Written 1 July 2023
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Elena
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
One of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in St. Petersburg. I advise you to walk around the temple with a guide to learn more about the history. Also, for a fee, you can climb the colonnade of the cathedral to look at St. Petersburg from a height. In clear sunny weather, there will be a beautiful view
Written 20 March 2023
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Kamhi
Vancouver, Canada119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Quite an imposing building as you approach it and hard to imagine the beauty within. It is stunning inside and not to be missed. Great and Exceptional.
Written 1 February 2023
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Siao
Moscow, Russia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Good service - bought tickets, tours start regularly inside for free. You can listen to the guide, or you can explore on your own.
Written 8 November 2022
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Hitesh S
Mumbai, India384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
NO WORD TO DESCRIBE- it has everything , wht they have in chrch, paintings of jesus,h view of thebuilding is remarkable- size of the building, you can go to the top of the building by paying fees, colour of the paintings, glass designs, golden frame work etc etc, all are so fabulous.SPLENOUR- Must on the list. 2/3 hours. its one if the tallest chrch in the world.
Written 5 November 2022
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MANsour ABDoli
Tehran, Iran103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I've got surprised after visiting this amazing Church. I already knew It is a huge building. But it was more than my expectation. It is great combination of monumental building and public urban space
Written 1 October 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
You can easily recognize St Isaac’s Cathedral for its majestic appearance and imponence, it’s the third-tallest church in the world. The dome has a diameter of 22 meters!
Written 28 September 2022
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Lynndy M
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I was amazed with all the art beauty of this cathedral verybusy though but worth the visit one of my favorite.I hope one day I'll be able to bring my kids here cuz I always tell them how amazing Russia is.
Written 3 August 2022
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia13,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Every time I am in St. Petersburg, I try to come here, but the last time I was inside was in 1986.
The cathedral impresses with its size; it is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the city.
We admired the beauty of the interior, the stone cladding of marble in different colors and the stunning mosaics.
Now several examples of mosaic panels are displayed below, so you can see them up close.
I was impressed by the iconostasis made of white marble, malachite, lapis lazuli and quartz.
We first looked around with a guided tour, which is included in the ticket price, and then walked around the cathedral on our own.
We got to the wedding and realized how good the acoustics are here.
Separately, you can climb the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Climbing a spiral staircase to a height of 43 meters above the ground is wide and comfortable, although the last door is very narrow.
Here is an observation deck with a 360-degree view. In continuous mode, there is an audio tour of what can be seen from a bird's eye view.
The colonnade includes 24 columns, each of which weighs about 67 tons. You can also see huge sculptures of saints mounted on the roof from the back.
It is convenient that the ascent and descent are carried out on different stairs
Written 28 July 2022
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland1,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The cathedral is very beautiful, it is huge and they have some nice frescos and paintings. I would not call it a Museum but it is definitely worth a visit.
Written 28 September 2021
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