Year: 1858. Height: 101.5 meters.
St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful dome-shaped buildings in the world. The area of the cathedral is about 4,000 square meters, and the height is 101.5 meters. The St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the five largest domes in the world. Although the cathedral lost its religious significance after the revolution of 1917, its original religious and cultural status was restored.
In 1937, the historical museum, whose exposition is still present in the cathedral of St. Isaac, was opened in the former cathedral. Since 1991 the worship services have been held regularly in the cathedral. They are, however, rather exceptionally held, on the most important Christian holidays. The majestic cathedral, which the city dwellers and guests of Saint Petersburg can enjoy today, was opened to the parishioners in 1858. Their construction lasted for more than thirty years.
The distinctive feature of the cathedral is its chic interior design, decorated with gold bronze, malachite, glaze and other precious and semi-precious stones. The magnificent stained glass windows, the unique design of the domes, more than a hundred and a hundred old paintings and murals - all these works of art were carefully preserved. On the colonnade of the cathedral was the excellent viewing platform. All guests of the Isaac's Cathedral can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Saint Petersburg. The way to the lookout platform is not easy. To get there, visitors have to overcome 562 steps of the spiral staircase. Next - Cathedral of Christ the Savior
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