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On a three week trip to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg, the Smolny Cathedral was the most beautiful church we saw. Lucky enough to be there on a partly sunny, partly cloudy (with white and grey clouds), the church was perfect for photographs with an amazing...More
The exterior of the cathedral may the most beautiful of its city and it is very clear that it was recently repainted and touched up. The inside of the cathedral is open, however some parts fore closed off due to restoration. You can also climb...More
Take the Shpalernaya UL Avenue and you ll see the huge structure !
All is blue and white, the favorites colors of the Great Catherine , these church surrounded by a Monastery was just restored few months ago, from outside It s stunning , inside...More
This was one of the best buildings that we saw in St Petersburg. Amazing. A long walk from the metro but worth it. Situated in Rastrelli Square. It is part of the convent complex. We went inside for free but there was not much to...More
Originally to be used as a convent, the complex was then used for noble ladies' education. The cathedral was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church in 2015, and it now holds services. Not overwhelming as some other cathedrals are, but in its simplicity is found...More
This is simply stunning....just a few blocks away from more central tourist sites but it is absolutely worth making every effort to go...powder blue and white exterior and a warm bottle green and gold interior, this cathedral is magical, calm. and soothing. We were fortunate...More