Kazan Cathedral

Tel: (7) 812-314-4663

Address: Kazan Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000

Usual Orthodox churches are topped with onion domes, some built with red walls and colourful domes, or white walls and golden domes. As the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg, Kazan Cathedral, however, is full of Roman catholic styles which may cause confusion to tourists.


Kazan Cathedral was in fact modelled on St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. That is why the cathedral has a colonnade, ancient Greek-style main entrance and semi-dome like St. Peter’s Square. Inside, there is Our Lady of Kazan, the palladium of all of Russia. Although the original was believed to be lost, the copies are seen wonder-working. Praying sincerely in the cathedral, you may be blessed and your wishes answered.