Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral
Pic by Berkut34 | Dreamstime.com
Europe - Russian Federation - Saint Petersburg
Web: Kazansky
Kazan Square, 2, San Petersburgo, Rusia, 190000
59°56'03.0"N 30°19'28.9"E
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The Kazan Cathedral is one of the most impressive churches of Saint Petersburg. This huge building was built by the empress Anna Ioánnovna to hold the icon of the Kazan Virgin, one of the most venerated in Russia. In the end of the 18th century the building was almost in ruins and the emperor Paul I decided to renew it changing some things and making it more similar than the Saint Peter Cathedral in Rome. The result is completely stunning. The cathedral has two entrances because the Ortodox rules say that the entrance has to be in the West side.


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