Kazan Cathedral

Kazanskaya Sq., 2, St. Petersburg


Your ride down the Nevsky Prospekt will throw you into the arms of Kazan Cathedral. The splendid structure and the eye-catching façade is enough for you not to miss the sight. The great stone colonnade will have you staring at the establishment for hours. It was named after the “miracle-making icon of Our Lady of Kazan.
Besides, there is a central garden with a lovely fountain right in the middle of it. The cathedral was meant to be Russia’s main Orthodox Church. Later in history, it became the symbol of Russian victory when Napoleon defeated. Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov is buried inside the cathedral.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    08:30 - 20:00

  • Tue

    08:30 - 20:00

  • Wed

    08:30 - 20:00

  • Thu

    08:30 - 20:00

  • Fri

    08:30 - 20:00

  • Sat

    08:30 - 20:00

  • Sun

    08:30 - 20:00

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  • Sunanda Khatri

    - 26 August 2018 -

    Very beautiful church.. architecture is too good also one can see whole peters from its top floor.. 400 staircase are there but it's worth it...

  • BradJill Travels

    - 23 August 2018 -

    The Lady of Kazan Church (free entry) is one of the most important churches in St. Petersburg. It is located just off Nevsky Prospekt and can be conveniently visited along with other sightseeing in this area of the city. The cathedral was built between 1801-1811. Its design takes after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. This can be seen quite clearly in the shape and size of the dome as well as the 111 meter curved colonnade which fronts the church. Interestingly, the colonnade was a bit dark and grimy when we saw it in 2010. This time around it seemed cleaner, whiter and more impressive. We also found the interior to be more decorative this time around. Unfortunately there is no photography allowed so we were unable to review photos from our previous trip to confirm. However, it seemed there is more to see within the church this time around. We particularly enjoyed the gilded and decorative iconostasis. Do make sure to see the icon of Our Lady of Kazan while you are visiting. You'll likely see a queue of visitors waiting to approach and touch the icon. Church paintings and marble pillars are interesting and attractive. Being that it was a Sunday during our visit, priests were active amongst the standing crowd of visitors as well. This was interesting to see. In the end, it was nice seeing the Lady of Kazan Cathedral again. It left a much deeper and more memorable impression this time around. We were glad to have taken the time to see this church again and would gladly return during future trips to St. Petersburg.

  • daniel gelfond

    - 28 July 2018 -

    A very beutiful and holy place, beutiful drawings and the building is beutofully formated.

  • asiya khan

    - 26 July 2018 -

    The cathedral is an imposing structure, it's curving rows of pillars leading to the entrance is what draws you in. The interior are beautiful with its icons a work of art.

  • jj jj

    - 04 July 2018 -

    beautiful cathedral it s located on the nevsky prospekt closed to the city center.u can get there by bus and tram.free entry here kazan cathedral is a cathedral of the russian orthodox church completed in 1811 to duplicate the vatican's basilica of st. peter, this huge cathedral served as a monument to russia's victory over napoleon in the War of 1812

  • Adria Lawson

    - 25 June 2018 -

    What a beautiful cathedral! This church serves 2 purposes one is to pay homage to the 2 generals that defeated Napoleon Bonaparte when he wanted to take over Saint Petersburg. Inside this church there is a small space dedicated to the 2 generals and the keys to the city that were given to the triumphant Gererals. The most important reason for this cathedral is the fact that a 14 year old from the city of Kazan found an image of a madonna and the madonna told the young lady to bring her image to the city of Saint Petersburg and everyone in Russia comes to visit the image because the madonna grants wishes. I didn't know what to ask for, God is so good to me I owe him much more.

  • Yuval K

    - 23 June 2018 -

    Nice cathedral but nothing too fancy inside. If you're there go in. Outside very impressive and its near main shopping avenue

  • Arash Ghafouri

    - 20 June 2018 -

    If you visit saint petrsburg, you will see this place and you find it intresting

  • Michael Todd

    - 24 April 2018 -

    Go during the evening. There’s something about the darkness and the mix of candle light. Even if you aren’t religious it’s amazing to see the impact Eastern Orthodox has made in Russia.


    - 22 April 2018 -

    Kazan is an active church and therefore you may enter free of charge. It is, however, not always open, but when it is you can often witness a church service or even sometimes a wedding taking place inside. The interior, like most Orthodox churches, is just beautiful. You should ask the local priest's blessing before taking photos inside this active church.

  • Олеся Ахметзянова

    - 15 May 2018 -

    Атмосфера божественная!)

  • majeed bamuneef

    - 02 May 2018 -

    A beautiful historic landmark

  • Olga Stieben

    - 22 March 2018 -

    Потрясающее место! Поражает своей величественностью и одновременно спокойствием. Очередь к иконе длинная.

  • Anastasia Kulik-Eroshkina

    - 05 March 2018 -

    Очень красиво, но скучно - нет экскурсий, и вдобавок не очень хорошее освещение, что не позволяет разглядеть всю красоту.

  • Евгений Шмончев

    - 22 February 2018 -

    Казанский собор это вам не Успенский и даже не Дмитриевский. Тоже хорош.

  • Анна Герц

    - 11 February 2018 -

    Шикарная архитектура

  • Margarita Martyushova

    - 17 January 2018 -

    Красота! Внутри бывала много лет назад. Но меня больше интересует внешняя архитектура зданий, чем внутреннее убранство.

  • Сергей Коршунов

    - 25 November 2017 -

    Красивое место

  • This is Ana

    - 11 November 2017 -

    Очень красиво )

  • Алексей Виноградов

    - 11 November 2017 -

    Говорить здесь нечего. Собор - шикарен, что снаружи, что внутри.

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