St. Petersburg

St. George
Coat of Arms of Arkhangelsk gubernia Coat of Lomzhinskoy province Coat of Gatchina Coat of arms of Tauride Gubernia Coat of arms of Vladimirskaya Gubernia Coat Kazan Gubernia Coat of the kingdom of Poland Family coat of arms of the Romanovs Coat of arms of the Trans-Caspian Region Coat of arms of Duchy Courland Old coat of Kursk
Kazan Cathedral

St. Petersburg was always a city of religious tolerance. It is a city of world religious which made it possible for everyone to profess his own faith. At all times of the northen capital's existence people of different nationalities, cultures and religions came here and became citizens, and they always managed to cohabit peacefully with each other.
For example, on Nevsky Prospect alone there were Catholic, Armenian, Finnish, Swedish, German Lutheran, French Huguenot and Dutch reform churches. The total number of churches and chapels in 1917 was more than 700.

Many of the temples are masterpieces of world architecture. The elegant silhouettes of the magnificent domes and spires dominatethe city skyline of the St. Petersburg.
This private tour will acquaint you with the cathedrals and churches of different confessions of St. Petersburg.

The main points of a private tour — Cathedrals and Churches of St. Petersburg

The main thoroughfare of the city, Nevsky Prospect: the Dutch Church (completed in 1837) the Lutheran Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the first kirk was built at this place in 1730 the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan — conceived as the Orthodox rival to Rome's St. Peter's — was completed just before Napoleon's invasion of Russia the Polish Roman‐Catholic Church of St. Catherine the Armenian Church
Lermontovsky prospect: the Great Choir Synagogue — is the second largest in Europe
Kryukov Canal Embankment: the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas — built in 1753‑1762 by Savva Chevakinsky in Russian Baroque style
Kronverksky prospect: the Mosque — is the main prototype of the Gur‑Emir Mausoleum in Samarkand
Preobrazhenskaya Square: the Our Lord's Transfiguration (Spaso‑Preobrazhensky) Cathedral. The story of the Cathedral is linked with one of the oldest army units in Russia — the Life Guards of the Preobrazhensky Regiment formed in 1687 by Peter I

St. Issac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral stands in the northern part of St. Isaac's Square, designed by the same Montferrand, who was the designer of the Alexander Column on Palace Square. The Cathedral is a remarkable monument of Russian architecture and the largest church in St. Petersburg as well as in the world, took forty years to build. The building, being rectangular in its layout, rose 101,5 m high. Having the area of 4 thousand square meters, the Cathedral can hold up to 12 thousands people.
The golden dome of St. Isaac's can be seen from any part of the city, and clear weather — even from the suburbs. The Cathedral, faced with light‑gray marble from Olonetsk, was completed by 1842; however, it took sixteen years more to decorate the interior. A lot of valuable materials were used, among them lazurite, malachite, porphyry, all kinds of marbles. The walls and vaults of the Cathedral bear paintings and mosaic works made by well‑know Russian artists — Briullov, Bruni, Basin, Shebuyev.
Both inside and outside the Cathedral is decorated with sculptures made to the designs by Vitaly, Pimenov, Loganovsky, Klodt. The St. Isaac's Cathedral was the main Cathedral in the eparchy of St. Petersburg and just as a primary in Russian Empire.
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Peter and Paul Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Church of the Resurrection of Christ
Church on the Blood
View of the Peter and Paul Fortress View of St. Nicholas Cathedral Kazan Cathedral Trinity Cathedral Smolny Cathedral