Church of Our Lady of the Sign (The), St. Petersburg
Dvortsovaia Ulitsa, St. Petersburg 196
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This tiny little church has been under heavy restoration and wood scaffolding continues to conceal the building and bags of ... More
Church of Our Lady of the Sign (The)
This tiny little church has been under heavy restoration and wood scaffolding continues to conceal the building and bags of stones, piles of wood and containers of plaster take up most of the space on the ground. Step around this mess and go inside. Inside you will find a fantastic chandelier in the shape of a wedding cake dripping in gold hangs from the ceiling. A church has stood on this spot since the time of Peter the Great, and the original wooden incarnation was rebuilt several times. According to legend, a dying Peter the Great blessed his daughter the future Empress with the icon, Our Lady of the Sign, for which the church was consecrated.
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any of the other palaces in the city. The former home of Russia's first Prime Minister, Alexander Menshikov, the ...
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Antonio Trezini. The church itself is a spacious five domed Baroque affair, shaping up as a square with the ...