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St. Isaac's Cathedral
Years of construction:1818 - 1858
Attraction status:Orthodox church, state museum
Operating time:11:00 - 19:00, colonnade 11:00 - 17:00, closed on Wednesdays
The architect:Auguste Montferrand
Site:Historical center of Saint-Petersburg
Web:www.cathedral.ru

Saint Isaac's Cathedral is the largest operating orthodox church in the city, it was created in the honour of Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, the founder of Saint-Petersburg. It took 40 years to build the unique 4 facades cathedral which became the ultramodern building of that time, the school of new construction technologies like the railway track, the light metal dome and the wide usage of galvanoplastics in decor. The immensity of the St.Isaak's Cathedral is emphasized by it's dimensions - 101,5 meters height, 111,2 length and 97,5 width. A dozen of famous sculptors took part in creating exterior and interior compositions of the church, decorating the gates and producing giant high relieves. The St.Isaak's Cathedral is the only place in the country where one can find real collection of monumental religious frescoes and paintings of 19-th century Russia, including 816 sq.m plafond of the main dome whole painted by the great Russian artist Carl Brullov. The art of mosaics in Russia was revived while decorating the church, it's also famous by one of the largest stained-glass windows in Europe and the open colonnade giving visitors a magnificient view of the historical city center. The St.Isaak's Cathedral is true architectural dominant and visiting card of Saint-Petersburg.
Map of St.Petersburg
4, Saint Isaak's Square
+7 (812) 315-97-32

Tour programme:personal guide, tickets, private excursion, transfer (optional)
Price:starts from 50 USD per person (depends on the season and number of pax)
Tour duration:2 hours
Options:be sure that we'll enhance your tour programme with any element upon your request