St. Petersburg

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  • 1. Alexander Nevsky Lavra

    Vladimirskaya | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The word lavra in Russian is reserved for a monastery of the highest order, of which there are just four in all of Russia and Ukraine. Named...Read More

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  • 2. St. Isaac's Cathedral

    Admiralteisky | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The grandly proportioned St. Isaac's is the world's third-largest domed cathedral and the first monument you see of the city if you arrive by...Read More

  • 3. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

    City Center | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The highly ornate, old-Russian style of this colorful church seems more Moscow than St. Petersburg, where the architecture is generally more...Read More

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  • 4. Kazan Cathedral

    City Center | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    After a visit to Rome, Tsar Paul I (1754–1801) commissioned this magnificent cathedral, wishing to copy—and perhaps present the Orthodox rival...Read More

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  • 5. Mosque

    Petrograd Side | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between 1910 and 1914, the city's center of Muslim worship is designed after the Gur Emir in Samarkand (in modern-day Uzbekistan), where...Read More

  • 6. Smolny

    Liteiny/Smolny | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Someone mentioning the Smolny may be referring to either the beautiful baroque church and convent or the classically designed institute that...Read More

  • 7. St. Nicholas Cathedral

    Admiralteisky | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This turquoise-and-white extravaganza of a Russian baroque cathedral was designed by S.I. Chevakinsky, a pupil of Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli...Read More

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