on November 18, 2000
This magnificent Cathedral sits on St. Isaac's square and can be seen from a far. It was built in 1818-1858 to honor Peter the Great's patron saint. It was once one of the main churches in Russia. It is currently a museum with services held only on important events. The Cathedral's facade has a huge gold-leaf dome, sculptures and granite columns. The inside of the Cathedral is stunning. The columns are decorated with lapis and malachite. The many icons and columns make this a very visually pleasing place.
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