The temple was built on the site of the regimental sea courtyard in the middle of the XVIII century. The revered Christian shrine is stored in the cathedral - an icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker with a part of the holy relics. Since the end of the 19th century, a charitable society has been working at the church, which organized a shelter for older women, a school and a hospital. Memorial services in honor of the dead sailors are regularly held at St. Nicholas Cathedral.
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This is the 1 of most famous cathedrals you should take pictures because it's too beautiful to ignore indeed.
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Saint Nicholas of Bari and Epiphany Naval Cathedral is situated in the Seven Bridges Area of Saint Petersburg, ?? Russian Federation ??. Typical Russian Baroque. Admission is free but any donation is welcomed and highly appreciated. Entire ensemble i.. Read more »s beautiful.
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Excellent tourist place not to be missed.
18th century monument of baroque architecture. Active cathedral. They have religious services in the Upper church on Sunday noon. Beautiful choirs.
Really really beautiful building. Inside wow, miracle. Just a problem don't like make a picture inside. One person always follow me and watch what I make it. Frustrating. Really. So no pictures inside!
This is beautiful orthodox church with sacramental and meditation's atmosphere. God, save it!
The Cathedral looks very good and all and its worth a sight. But as soon as you step your foot inside it as a tourist, you have to "donate" to the church. Otherwise you can't leave... And as a tourist you are not allowed to walk around.. Read more » and see everything from the inside.
Very bad, wouldn't recommend. They wont even let you stay at the entrance without "donating". Now don't get me wrong, i don't care that i have to pay 100 rubles but if i have to pay then don't call it a donation, sorry.
I had visited so many churches on this group tour by this point they begin to meld but this was enlivened by beautiful singing and a service. The usual glorious decorative standards.
Stunning beauty! BUT almost everything is reserved only for prayers, the second level as well, you can not pass to see the icons closer
The best part of the church is outside. Inside it is just an average orthodox church. If you're passionate about orthodox masses and make a donation (100 rubles up to now, cash only) you can get inside and stand nearby the exit. Maybe this happ.. Read more »ens whenever a mass or any other orthodox rite is celebrated - a priest outside the church will inform you that tourists must pay to get in. Cameras are not allowed, hence you cannot take photos nor videos.
If you are planning to visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, chances are you'll see an orthodox mass there too.
Quite nice....even the interior is different to other big cathedrals like Kazan.
If you have time, the visit is worthy and the entry is free (not like Isaac cathedral)
It's a little bit far away from the city center but it can be reached along t.. Read more »he channels, so the way is also nice
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral is situated in a city park and square by the same name near the world famous Mariinskiy Theatre. This is an 18th century church founded by sailors and employees of the Admiralty who resided in the area.
What you find is .. Read more »a delightful, Baroque style church with a decadent and highly photographic exterior and facade, blue in colour, with corinthian pillars, stucco and leafy ornamentation and gilded cupolas. This is a beautiful church to see on sunny days.
The interior is similar to other Russian Orthodox churches you might see during your visit to St. Petersburg. Heavily decorated with iconic paintings and images, chandeliers, incense lamps and other religious items. No photography inside but its worth a quick browse and look around.
We enjoyed seeing the inside of the lower floor church at St. Nicholas Cathedral and found the exterior particularly impressive and pleasing on the eye. We'd happily pass by again for another viewing of the church during future visits to St. Petersburg.
Note: You can conveniently see St. Nicholas before early theatre performances at the Mariinskiy, which is no more than 5-6 minutes walk from St. Nicholas Square.
Another astonishing cathedral in the city, definitely worth taking the time to visit and admire its gorgeous architecture. Free entrance, it's an active temple so most of the interiors are restricted for tourists.