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St. Isaac’s Cathedral – one of the main sights of St. Petersburg

St. Isaac’s Cathedral (the Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia) is the largest Orthodox church in St. Petersburg, located on St. Isaac’s Square.

It is an outstanding example of late classicism with a number of new directions (neo-Renaissance, Byzantine style, eclecticism). This unique architectural structure is a high-altitude dominant of the central part of the city.

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The cathedral was built by the architect Auguste de Montferrand in 1818-1858. The height of the cathedral – 101.5 m, the length and width – about 100 m, the inner area – more than 4000 square meters.

The outer diameter of the dome – 25,8 m. The building is decorated with 112 monolithic granite columns of different sizes. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

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