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St Isaac's Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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When this cathedral was erected it was the largest in Russia, built by Tzar Alexander I, its dome and even structure was accused of not being impressive enough, but it's better described as traditionally Russian-Byzantine, or strict neoclassical. Inside it's a whole other story – from the bronze doors covered in detailed reliefs, to the gilded dome, to the detailed murals and the precious and semi-precious stones decorating the icon, this is nothing less than a grand cathedral.

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral (Russian: Исаа́киевский собо́р) in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest cathedral in the city and was the largest church in Russia when it was built (101.5 meters high). It was dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron sa… Read more...

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