How many churches are there in St. Petersburg? Why were the churches closed in the USSR? What are the differences between Orthodox and Catholic christians? Why Russians do NOT smile? What happened to Pussy Riot? How Russian church is related to 'Pokemon go'?All of these question are to be answered and discussed during the 'THREE CATHEDRALS TOUR'!Meet the guide by the Monument to Pushkin near Nevsky Prospekt. You'll enjoy stories about Russian tzars, famous people of the past, the historical sites we pass by and religion in Russia as major subject. Visit to 3 cathedrals is included: Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's cathedral and Kazan cathedral (about 30 min inside of each one). They're all situated quite close to one another but be prepared for outdoor pastime as well.Skip-the-line ticketing! No need to queue!The tour is finished the tour at the St. Isaac's square where we are going to take a group picture (I e-mail it to every person in the group).
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThe Spilled blood church, or The Church of Resurrection of Christ, is the real pearl of Saint Petersburg. Its decoration resembles to The Saint Basil cathedral in Moscow but the two churches have many differences. For example, the top of the Church in Saint Petersburg is covered with colorful enamels. The Spilled Blood Church was build on the spot of assassination of the Russian emperor Alexander II who is known in Russian history as the tzar liberator. The total construction took 24 years and the best Russian artists, jewelers, masters and mosaicists worked on the project. The Church of Resurrection is one of the biggest mosaic works in the world as it has 7000 square meters of mosaics inside.Today the Church is open for visitors as a museum because the services were prohibited shortly after the Russian Revolution of 1917.We will have guided tour inside the Cathedral (approx. 30 min)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThe Kazan Cathedral is the central active church of Saint Petersburg. It is located on the Nevsky Prospect - the main avenue of the city. The construction of the cathedral was finished in 1811 and it became the symbol of victory over Napoleon in the war that started next year. As a memory of this fact, 2 monuments of the Russian field marshals were installed in front of the church.The Kazan Cathedral is named after the icon of Our Lady of Kazan that was brought to Moscow already in the XVI century from the city of Kazan. At the times of Peter the Great the Holy icon was sent to Saint Petersburg where it was kept until the Soviet period. Those days, the Church was turned into a Museum of Religion and Atheism and the miracle working icon was moved away. Only in 1998 the Kazan Cathedral was reconsecrated and the religious services revived.We will enter the cathedral and have guided tour (approx. 30 min)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThe Saint Isaac's Cathedral rates 7th in the world and 1st in Russia by its size. The total hight of the building is 101,5 meters; volume - 3000 cubic meters. It is the magnificent work of the unite of the French architect Monferrand and the group of Russian engineers. The construction of the massive Cathedral took 40 years and it also became one of the longest constructional works in Russian history. The total estimate of the Church exceeded the cost of the famous Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg - the residence of Russian tzars. This fact is caused by the use of extremely expensive materials such as marble of 14 varieties, lapis, malachite and even gold.Nowadays, the Saint Isaac's Cathedral is the museum representing its own history as officially it was closed after the Revolution of 1917.We will enter the St. Isaac's Cathedral and do guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)Duration: 30 minutes