Kostel Sviatoi Ekateriny (Catholic Church of St. Catherine), St. Petersburg
34 Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191
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Open Hours: Mo to Fr from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM,Su from 09:30 AM to 07:00 PM
Peter the Great desired that all Christians, regardless of denomination, were able to worship in a church of their own faith. ... More
Kostel Sviatoi Ekateriny (Catholic Church of St. Catherine)
Peter the Great desired that all Christians, regardless of denomination, were able to worship in a church of their own faith. Hence, the Church of St. Catherine was established in 1716 and it is now not only the largest but the oldest Catholic Church in Russia. After the 1917 Revolution, many of the church's priests were shot or sent to prison. Although the main sanctuary was damaged by fire in 1984, the exterior is striking with a pale facade and large green dome.
Many churches were closed or torn down during the time of Communism, but not the 18th century St. Nicholas Cathedral.
It was one of 15 churches which remained open and working. The ice blue and white cathedral was well ...
Over 32 types of marble were used to create the interior and exterior of this unique stone residence designed by
architect Antonio Rinaldi and built between 1768 and 1785. The palace was one of many gifts bestowed by Catherine ...
During the first part of the 19th Century, 11,000 serfs drove 25,000 wooden planks into the ground creating the foundation
for what would become Isaakievskiy Sobor (Saint Isaac's Cathedral). More than 100 kilos of pure gold were used to ...
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