Home / Travel Guides / Europe / Russia / St. Petersburg / Entertainment / Smolnyi Sobor (Smolnyi Cathedral)

Smolnyi Sobor (Smolnyi Cathedral), St. Petersburg

View gallery

1 photos

Below are pictures and videos. Select what you want to view below.

Contact: +7 812 271 9182
Open Hours: 11a-6p W-M, closed Tu
This cathedral attached to Smolnyi Monastyr (Smolnyi Convent) was built according to the design of, V. Rastrelli, a famous 18th century architect. Work began in 1748 and the final touches and interior decoration were finished during 1832-1835 by V.P. Stasov. The cathedral is designed in the shape of a cross. The main part of the building is topped by a central dome joined on four sides by belfries and topped off with onion-domed cupolas. The building dominates the convent complex and surrounding cityscape.