Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Kronshtadt

View stunning architecture and design from the early 20th century at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the main church of the Russian Navy. After several failed architecture competitions, admiral Stepan Makarov hired Vasily Kosyakov, a Neo-Byzantine architectural master, to design the church. Construction on the large Russian Orthodox cathedral began in 1901 and continued until 1913, when it was opened to the public and dedicated to Navy servicemen who died at sea. Though the cathedral was converted to a cinema, and later a museum of the Navy, it was eventually reclaimed by the church. Nowadays you can tour the well-preserved structure. Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • Majestic structure. After the restoration it looks amazing both outside and inside. In the inner space there are many columns along the walls, two tiers. Very unusual looks. I will not describe the cathedral and its magnificent interior decoration. Pictures with a marine theme on the floor, stained glass and other interesting features of the cathedral will not describe also (I have described everything in detail). But my attention was attracted by an extremely unusual icon, it depicts two young men in strict business suits (see...
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  • This is also a must see when in St. Petersburg. The inside is as beautiful and the outside. We took many pictures.  more »
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  • More beautiful than pictures, transportation to cathedral can be better as it is outside the main city
  • So beautiful and peaceful place.
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