Trinity Cathedral

Trinity Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Trinity Cathedral
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
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Although it suffered decades of disrepair and decay, this massive, deep blue-domed, Classical-style cathedral, with its impressive array of 24 Corinthian columns, is just beginning to be restored to its original splendor.
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  • Tekhnologichesky Institut • 8 min walk

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Valentin
St. Petersburg, Russia1,041 contributions
Feb 2020
Trinity Cathedral in St. Petersburg is an architectural monument of late classicism. It got its name from the Izmailovsky Regiment, one of the oldest in Russia. The regiment was founded by Empress Anna Ioannovna in 1730 under the name of the village of Izmailovsky in the suburbs. Often called the Trinity Izmailovsky Church. It is one of the most monumental in the Northern capital.
Written 13 March 2020
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Becky G
Milwaukee, WI38 contributions
Oct 2019
I liked the stars on the cupolas. I spotted this church in the distance when I was visiting St Nicholas Naval Cathedral, not far from Yusupov Palace. It is a working church, so head coverings and silence are expected. It's pretty inside. Outside is a thriving market where people sell things out of stalls - some touristy, but mostly practical such as clothing.
Written 19 October 2019
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Anh Nhat T
St. Petersburg, Russia10 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
At the old quarter. Near the Metro Station, opposite to Neva canal. Near the Varshavsky Express Mall what is renovated from the old station.
Written 20 September 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,516 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is very pretty from the outside with its blue domes covered in golden stars.

It is a working church so no entry fee.

Inside the walls are plain but there are many gold framed pictures, some really enormous, and icons.

Also, unlike some of the other 'churches made into museums', eg Spilled Blood and St Issacs, there was a very nice, well written in ENGLISH display board giving sufficient info about the building.

We were there as a service was being held at the far, left hand chapel. Boy can the clerics sing. Beautiful voices
Written 3 August 2019
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Mikaela
Fairfax County, VA80 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
I saw the cathedral from afar and knew I had to see it up close. It is much bigger than I expected and the blue domes with stars are even more impressive. I went inside (photography is not allowed inside) and looked around. As it was an active church, I’d seen women covering their head as they went inside, but there was a basket of scarves inside in case you forgot to bring one. I definitely recommend visiting to see the outside and the inside if you are curious
Written 9 July 2019
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Flying Dutchman
Somme-Leuze, Belgium955 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Trinity Cathedral is an example of the harmony between blue and white. The Orthodox Church is not located in one of the busiest districts of St. Petersburg however that also means there are not big crowds around it. When we visited the place at the end of the day we were the only ones in the cathedral. If you want to see something different in the means of cathedral architecture, you should not miss the place.
Written 27 June 2018
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Africache
Grass Valley, CA476 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
This was the first Cathedral I saw here in St. Petersburg and the outside is impressive but inside was staggering. It was renovated as it fell in disrepair during the Soviet era. But it is now a functioning Cathedral. Women must cover your head and men take off their hats, but it is worth a quick visit.
Written 9 March 2018
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
There are just so many churches and cathedrals in St Petersburg that after a while they all begin to merge. But the beauty of the city is that there are plenty of top tier sites within a relatively short distance of each other. Trinity Cathedral is located a little away from the centre of town by still within comfortable walking distance. Impressive blue domes on the roof. Worth a stop.
Written 26 October 2017
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
The picturesque Cathedral is particularly impressive as viewed from outside due to the 5 blue domes with glittering stars on them. We have visited this spot at night time and took a few photos from outside. The column and the cannons outside the Cathedral were also attractive to visitors. Recommended.
Written 10 July 2017
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LuizaCoutinho
Rio de Janeiro, RJ871 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
The Trinity Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church located at 7th, Izmailovsky Prospekt

The exterior is an imposing white building with columns at the main entrance and at the sides.

On the roof there is a magnificent blue dome with golden stars on its surface surrounded by four similar smaller ones.

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take pictures of your interior.

The Spartan interior is a consequence of most of the cathedral's valuables has being plundered in the Russian Revolution. It is sad to know that it has only recently begun to be restored to its pre-revolutionary splendor.

However, in Trinity Cathedral there is still an extraordinary collection of icons. Worthy of mention are the icon of the Nativity in the main section of the cathedral and the icon of Jesus Christ.

The Trinity Cathedral is walking distance from our hotel and, longer before reaching the cathedral, we have seen the blue domes with gold stars.

But you can go by subway and exit at Tekhnologicheskiy Institut station.

Since the Cathedral is in the vicinity of the Fontanka River, the domes are viewed from the embankments of the Fontanka River. It is also possible to see on the boat trip we made through the canals and rivers of St. Petersburg.
Written 30 May 2017
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