Place: St. Petersburg, St. Isaac's Square, Building 4
The nearest station of tube: Admiralteyskaya, Sadovaya
Hours for visit: daily from 10:30 to 18:00; day - Wednesday.
Ticket Price: 250 rubles - the entrance and 150 rubles - the colonnade
St. Isaac's Cathedral is located on St. Isaac's Square in St. Petersburg. Attractions St Petersburg from all sides surrounded by the majestic cathedral. St. Isaac's Cathedral on one side converted the monument to Nicholas the First and the Moika river, the other side - converted at the monument to Peter the Great - The Bronze Horseman.
The photo. St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Construction of St. Isaac's Cathedral in the current guise took more than 100 years. The embodiment of the idea of the birth of St. Isaac's Church was completed in 1710, then it was a wooden structure on the west side of the Admiralty. The name of the church was given by Peter I in honor of the name of St. Isaac the Dalmatian. The church built by Peter I was married to his second wife, Catherine. Construction of the stone church began in 1717 under the project GI Mattarnovi. Since 1723 the Baltic Fleet sailors took the oath in the church. Stone Church lasted not long: the weight of the stone buildings began to sink the ground, and the church collapsed.
In 1768 it was decided to revive the St. Isaac's Church, but to make it majestic and execute in marble, but the decision came at a time on the throne Tsar Pavel I funds and materials allocated for the construction of St. Isaac's Cathedral, it was decided to transfer to the active construction of the Mikhailovsky Castle . Council added two only by 1800 the project Vincenzo Brenna.
The photo. St. Isaac's Cathedral, view from the Alexander Garden.
The current guise St. Isaac's Cathedral was later, when the June 26, 1818 the solemn laying of St. Isaac's fourth temple. The architect of the modern St. Isaac's Cathedral became Auguste Montferrand. To lay the foundation of the new cathedral was used 10762 piles, for the manufacture of granite columns of St. Isaac's Cathedral was mined on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, and more than 100 kilograms of gold were employed for gilding the Dome. St. Isaac's Cathedral was finally built in 1858. Since April 12, 1931 in St. Isaac's Cathedral was constructed anti-religious museum, where experiments were conducted using the world's largest Foucault pendulum.
Since 1937, St. Isaac's Cathedral - this is not only a museum but also a monument to 19th century architecture.
The photo. Attractions in St. Petersburg.
The picture presented several sights of St. Petersburg: the central place is occupied by St. Isaac's Cathedral with gilded dome. To the left is shown the Admiralty and its gilded spire. Across the Neva thrown Palace Bridge, which connects the city center with the arrow of Vasilevsky Island.
Colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral
Colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral St. Isaac's Cathedral makes the tallest building in downtown St. Petersburg. Visitors and residents of St. Petersburg can climb up the winding stairs to the observation deck of the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral. The height of the St. Isaac's Cathedral is 101,5 meters. From the observation platform of the cathedral and enjoys breathtaking views of the center and the vicinity of St. Petersburg.
The photo. View from the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Building with flags in the foreground - the Mariinsky Palace, a monument of architecture on the Moika River. Opposite the palace, a sculpture, a monument to Nicholas the First. On the left is a six-storey building - a well-known five-star hotel Astoria. There were filmed some scenes of the film "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia."
Nearest sight is Winter Palace