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Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

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Kazan Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
+7 812 314-58-56
http://kazansky-spb.ru/
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Originally designed and constructed as a tribute to and place of worship for the Russian Orthodox Church's foremost religious icon, Our Lady of Khazan, Kazansky Sobor remains one of Russia's most ... Read more
important religious and cultural fixtures in the modern era. Construction began in 1801, modelling the cathedral after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. When Russia's populace attributed victory over invading Napoleon in 1812 to the icon, this church became a symbol of Russia's resilience against invasion. After the Revolution of 1917 forced the church to close, it reopened as the Marxist "Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism." In 1996, the Russian Orthodox Church reclaimed the cathedral.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kazan Cathedral is also known as Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor and it’s an Orthodox church. The building is somewhat of a copy of the Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

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Foster City, California, USA

Kazan Cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome. Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazan Cathedral) was constructed between 1801 and 1811.

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San Francisco, California, USA

It's impossible to miss Kazan Cathedral from bustling Nevskiy Prospekt. Make sure you pop across the street to snap a picture of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood with the water in front of it.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Entering Kazan Cathedral is a spiritual blast to the senses. lt's full of people praying to icons, prostrating in front of crucifixes and waiting in line to kiss icons on the alter while a cantor’s chants and smoldering incense fill the Cathedral. Watching people worship in this grand place will give you chills. TIP: Ladies, you must cover you head with a scarf to enter the Cathedral.

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Melbourne, Florida
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The Kazan Cathedral was finished in 1811. It was built to honor the courageous Russians in the victory over Napoleon and his 500 thousand Grand Armee. Russian Marshall Michael Kutuzov, the hero in the defense of Russia against the Napoleonic hordes is buried in the Cathedral.

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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

Not the most amazing spot in town to see, but if you've taken the time that you should to see this city, then take the time to see this. It's a beautiful example of the Italian and European in general influence that lives in the history of this city.

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Worcester, Massachusetts

Step inside and prepare yourself to be awed beyond disbelief.

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Local from Санкт-Петербург, Россия

Один из самых красивейших храмов в Санкт-Петербурге, огромный иконостас, потрясающий воображение памятник архитектуры.

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Москва, Россия

Красивый и необычный собор, также там есть могилы некоторых знаменитых людей

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Aliases: Kazanskii Sobor

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