During a 10 year period (1801-1811), master builder Andrei Voronikhin oversaw construction of this huge building, a majestic ... More
Kazanskii Sobor (Kazan Cathedral)
During a 10 year period (1801-1811), master builder Andrei Voronikhin oversaw construction of this huge building, a majestic semicircular colonnade standing on Nevskii Prospekt . The 96 Corinthian columns are reminiscent of St Peter's in Rome and were the only aspect that survived from the original design formulated by Paul I. Today the former Museum of Atheism housed within the cathedral has been cunningly renamed the Museum of Religion, and daily religious services have been resumed.
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 ...
Just along the Neva River at the most eastern end of Nevskii Prospekt is the oldest monastery in St. Petersburg.
Surrounded by walls and moats, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter the Great in 1710. It is ...
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 ...