Place: St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, 25 (Kazan Square, 2)
The nearest subway's stations: Nevsky Prospect, Gostiny Dvor
Working hours: Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 to 20:00
Kazan Cathedral - one of the main attractions of St. Petersburg. Kazan Cathedral is the most famous creation of AN Voronikhin. The architect has created not only a beautiful building, but also the splendid Piazza Square with a fountain and monument of Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly - decoration Nevsky Prospekt. Never think that the facade of the Kazan Cathedral, overlooking the Nevsky Prospekt, in fact - side. The fact that the altar of the temple should always look to the east, so the cathedral stands sideways to the main street, Nevsky Prospekt. AN Voronikhin joined this majestic colonnade façade of 96 set in 4 rows of Corinthian columns. The wings of the colonnade of the Kazan Cathedral-end portals passages.
Photo Kazan Cathedral from Nevsky Prospekt.
Kazan Cathedral is crowned slim and lightweight dome. His design for the first time in the world was assembled entirely of wrought iron. Colonnade of the cathedral and its lining is made of stone pudostskogo. Kazan Cathedral in the outside is decorated with relief panels on biblical themes, stucco friezes and statues in the niche. Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg has become the temple of 1812 war, the military glory. In it were placed the trophies of the Russian army: the keys to take the city and fortress, flags and banners of the enemy troops. In 1837 on the square in front of the Kazan Cathedral monuments to Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly were opened.
Photo Fountain Square and Kazan Cathedral.
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