St. Isaac's Cathedral

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It appearance is obliged to St. Isaac's Cathedral of Peter I, who was born May 30, the day of Isaac of Dalmatia, the Byzantine monk, once canonization. May 30, 1710 the emperor ordered the building near the Admiralty, St. Isaac's wooden church. The order was executed. The church was built near the shore of the Neva, on the west side of the Admiralty. It is said here February 19, 1712, Peter I was crowned with his wife Catherine.

St. Isaac's Cathedral in its present form was built from 1818 to 1858.

The height of St. Isaac's Cathedral is 101.5 meters. Around the drum of the dome 72 are installed solid granite columns weighing from 64 to 114 tons. The first construction of the column of this size raised to a height of 40 meters. The cathedral in size is the fourth in the world. It is second only to St. Peter's in Rome, St. Paul's Cathedral in London and St. Mary's Cathedral in Florence. Capacity of the cathedral - to 12 thousand people.

At Isaac's Square is a monument to Nicholas I.

Here is one of the best hotels in Saint Petersburg "Astoria" and the adjacent hotel "Angleterre", where he was found dead Sergei Esenin. "Astoria" and "Angleterre" currently consists of a chain of luxury hotels around the world "The Rocco Forte Collection".

I'll tell you about the cost of tickets in St. Isaac's Cathedral:
- Visit the cathedral 250 rubles and 350 rubles afternoon / evening and night
- Just the ticket to the colonnade of 150 rubles and 300 rubles afternoon / evening and night
Total to go to church to get on the colonnade - 400 rubles, with the nose. Students can enjoy - they are free!

Before you climb on kolonnalu adequately assess their strength. Climb up the spiral staircase too heavy!
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Isaakievskaya Ploshchad 1
St. Petersburg, Russia

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