The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt, Kronshtadt

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt
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Thomas Preinl
Wiesbaden, Germany73 contributions
Nov. 2021
Kronstadt is only a half an hour drive away from amazing St.Peterburg, but it is worth the trip. The Cathedral is beautiful.
Written 17 April 2022
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ExperienceCatcher
20 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
It is an impressive building that you cannot miss passing it by. The inside view is unforgettable. I only took outside pictures, because I think everyone has to make his /her own first impression him/herself. The entrance is free, but if to take a the guided tour to the roof level, the price is reasonable.
Written 17 October 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
Apr. 2021
This fabulous Cathedral is set in Kronstadt on Kotlin island in the Finnish bay.
The island has a strategic position guarding the sea approach to St. Pet.
While planning our trip, when I saw pictures of this Cathedral here on TA I was sure I'll visit it. It approved right, as it is extremely beautiful - even the only rainy day on our 10 day Russia tour didn't spoil my impressions.
The Naval Cathedral was built only in 1903 in honor of all fallen sailors. This terrific neo Byzantine edifice was turned into a cinema and naval museum during the communist era. It was returned to Russia Orthodox Church only in 2002.
Today it's a working Church and we were lucky to be there at the mass. Outstanding exterior hides terrific beauty inside.
HOW to reach it ?
Combine the Naval Cathedral with your Peterhof summer Palace visit (read that review).
From St. Pet center to Naval Cathedral is around 40 min taxi ride (around 15$), just make sure you have the Yandex app installed.
Arrange with the driver to WAIT while you visit, you need around 20 min, tip him for that. Finding taxi in Kronstadt is not that easy, and even if you do, local taxis are unwilling to drive further.
Another 30 min ride and 15$ will take you to Peterhof. After visiting the Palace complex you have many options to return to St. Pet.
In that way you'll make a huge loop around St. Petersburg area and a very memorable day.
Written 20 May 2021
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Takarasina
919 contributions
Sep. 2020
Once upon a time a Jesus of Nazareth expelled merchants from a Jerusalem temple only because they traded in its courtyard (not inside, like in this Navy Cathedral) but present-day local priests seem to lack knowledge of it.
At least one can observe a lady in black with her face mask on - coronavirus! - chanting: Tickets to the top! Tickets to the top! Hurry up! Please assemble here! And all this show enrolls in close vicinity of the backs of three clergymen solemnly serving a mess. Cirque du Soleil!
I was also shocked to see a holy water font in the form of a submarine - thanks God, diesel and not nuclear. There's a special sign nearby clarifying this issue and proudly announcing that this doodah is world-unique. I'd guess so...
Otherwise the place is a hit.
Written 23 September 2020
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CAPerth
Perth227 contributions
Jun. 2019
We stopped here on our way back from Peterhof (travelling by car with our guide from Tzarina Tours) and were very pleasantly surprised. Probably the most impressive of all the functioning Orthodox Churches we visited in Russia (the best was Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood but that is now a museum). There was a ceremony inside while we were there and also a naval graduation ceremony outside. Well worth including if you have the time.
Written 26 May 2020
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Iechydda
6 contributions
Apr. 2019
Like most Russian Cathedrals, they are amazing places of worship. This one is probably the only thing to see in Kronstadt other than the naval ships and the scenery on the way there.
Written 10 January 2020
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NinaKazarina
St. Petersburg, Russia255 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
Kronstadt is rarely visited by tourists ( unfortunately) as it’s a significant part of Russian history and perfect place to feel local atmosphere especially in summer , recommended
Written 4 December 2019
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Vikas K
St. Petersburg, Russia13 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Solo
Very good location and very beautiful place good experience for this jorny people are very helpful in Russia very good make new friends in St Petersburg
Written 6 November 2019
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Tjaart H
Pringle Bay, South Africa367 contributions
Oct. 2019
This is certainly one of the must see highlights in St Petersburg. The Cathedral is situated on a small island and very beautiful. I took so many photos of the Cathedral and surroundings. Just beautiful
Written 2 November 2019
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Kevin Choi
Gimhae, South Korea7 contributions
Aug. 2019
As I traveling Petersburg, I stayed my uncle's house, and so my aunt brought me to this cathedral. Seeing this cathedral when I was arriving from airplane, it was just a tiny dot, but when I really went, it was bigger than I expected and the white color looked so cool and nice. I guess it will be great if you visit on sunny day as the dome of the cathedral glitterd by the Sun, but guess also good in other days as well. And also don't forget to walk and look around the cathedral and go into it.
Written 18 October 2019
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