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Saint Andrews Cathedral, Russia

From series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Year: 1780.

Saint Andrews Cathedral is the oldest Baroque building in Saint-Petersburg. It has appeared at the beginning of the 18th century by the order of Peter the Great. However, the beautiful wooden church didn’t stay there for a long time. In 1761 the cathedral was struck by lightning and burnt to the ground together with the great decorations and religious, given by the royalty.

Saint Andrews Cathedral, Russia The church was fully reconstructed only in 1780. Its decoration was rather modest according to the previous. The main peculiarity of the church is the great pastel pink colours. Earlier there you could see a lot of unique values but after the revolution, all were taken from the cathedral.

In 1938 the church was closed. Some artefacts were taken to the Russian Museum. One of the values was a 17th-century icon with the portraits of Patriarch Nikon and Tsar Alexis. The cathedral was opened only in 1992 and during the last restoration works there was reconstructed the impressive Baroque iconostasis. Next - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Best hotels near Saint Andrews Cathedral

Tuchkov Hotel

Located in 0 km from Saint Andrews Cathedral
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Rooms: 14
Decorated in classic style, rooms at Tuchkov Hotel come with a TV and fridge. Some rooms feature private bathrooms, fitted with a hairdryer and free … More: photo, rates and booking
Cozy Place

Located in 1 km from Saint Andrews Cathedral
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Rooms: 5
The bright hostel rooms are decorated in warm colours and come with a TV. The bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can cook their meals in the … More: photo, rates and booking
Benua Hotel

Located in 2 km from Saint Andrews Cathedral
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Rooms: 6
Set in the historic part of the city, Benua provides quick access to such attractions, as Nevsky Prospekt Avenue, 1 metro stop away. The Hermitage … More: photo, rates and booking
White & Black Home

Located in 3 km from Saint Andrews Cathedral
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Rooms: 14
The bright rooms offer modern interiors and black and white décor. Every room includes a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
1 km - The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Speaking of the outstanding attractions in Europe, it’s worth noting the historical center of St. Petersburg. Here are some of the most beautiful in the Russian palaces, architectural ensembles and gardens, as well as the many unique museums attracting travelers from …
Church of the Savior on the Blood
2 km - Church of the Savior on the Blood
Church of the Savior on the Blood is one of the greatest churches in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It has been built for 24 years and was finished right before the revolution in 1907. It was built in honour of Emperor Alexander II. Right at this place, he was fatally …
Anichkov Palace
3 km - Anichkov Palace
In Saint-Petersburg, you can see a lot of marvellous imperial palaces. One of the most beautiful and significant is the Anichkov Palace. This building is the oldest on Nevsky Avenue. It was placed near the Anichkov Bridge which is also a popular sightseeing in the …
Leader Tower
9 km - Leader Tower
In St. Petersburg, one of the most modern and attractive viewing platforms is located in the Leader Tower skyscraper. This high-rise building is 140 meters high. Its floors are mainly office space. The restaurant complex is located on the upper floors. The top point of …
Oktyabrskaya Embankment
10 km - Oktyabrskaya Embankment
Saint-Petersburg has several adorable embankments. One of the most outstanding is Oktyabrskaya Embankment, the most symbolic city's embankment. It begins from Zolnaua Street in the Nevsky district and larges for 9 kilometers forward. Along the embankment there is …
21 km - Peterhof
The most beautiful and interesting fountains of Russia can be found in Saint Petersburg. The palace complex Peterhof is rich in the beautiful and unique fountains. The most impressive of these are the Great Cascade and Samson Fountains. These fountains surprise the …

Top destination around Saint Andrews Cathedral - Saint Petersburg

In the late evening tourists go to the riverside of Neva to enjoy the fantastic show of bridge drawing which can be observed from both sides of the river. In the heat of tourist season the riverside often offers various street performances and shows adding to the pleasure of watching as giant bridges are drawn. The same remarkable event in the city life is home games of the city football club Zenit. It can be claimed without a slightest doubt that each game of the football club is a real sport fest for its fans.

On a match day the city gets totally blue and white colored. Huge symbolic flying flags are seen almost everywhere. Tourists will meet football fans in original suits in the streets of the city. Sport fans should necessarily visit one of the matches of the football club to fully enjoy the game and to embrace the hot atmosphere of Russian football as well as to get some memorable souvenirs with football symbols. It should be noted that prices of football ticket in Saint Petersburg are still the highest in the country however a price of a ticket will be fully balanced with plenty of emotions and impressions one will get during the game. In case of the team victory local fans start a real craze in the streets of the city. Till the dawn tourists will hear the sounds of football horns accompanying the anthem of the team sung by fans.
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