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    St. Isaac's Cathedral

    • Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
    • St. Isaac's Cathedral$$
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    • St. Isaac's Cathedral - the largest Orthodox church in St. Petersburg, a masterpiece of world architecture, one of the most beautiful and significant dome structures not only in Russia but also in the world.
      Consecrated in the name of St. Isaac of Dalmatia, the revered saint Peter I, as the Emperor was born on the day of his memory - 30 May.

      Before the revolution of 1917, St. Isaac's Cathedral was the main cathedral of St. Petersburg, and only after 1937 turned into a museum of history and art. For its size the temple is second only to St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, St. Paul's in London and St. Mary's in Florence. The height of the temple - 101.5 meters, and the total weight of up to 300,000 tons. The area is 4000 square meters. meters, the temple can accommodate up to 12,000 people.

      Wonderful painting of the cathedral was painted by the best artists of the 40s and 50s: Karl Briullov, Neff, Basin, Brunei, Shteyben, Shamshina and others. The main iconostasis made of white marble and is supported by columns of malachite and lapis lazuli, which is no more anywhere in the world. Side iconostasis decorated with beautiful sculptural works waving, Pimenov, Claude Loganovsky. Currently, many tourists climb the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Hence, from a height of 43 meters, can be seen panorama of the city.

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