St. Isaac’s is the decoration of one of the most beautiful squares of St. Petersburg, this huge monument of architecture, reminiscent of the ancient cathedrals of Europe, whose golden dome is visible from afar. Walking tour in St. Petersburg will be very interesting for you!
This landmark is very well-known and included in all the Russian tours in St. Petersburg. This is St. Isaac’s cathedral – the brainchild of the architect Auguste Montferrand, who spent 40 years on his construction.
During the walking tour in St. Petersburg to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral you will appreciate whether the efforts of the master cost these long labors
And before you meet with your individual guide, we should either quench your curiosity a bit, or inflame curiosity:
- For example it is worth mentioning that the St. Isaac’s Cathedral (its official name the Cathedral of St. Isaac’s the Dalmatian) is one of the largest Russian Orthodox churches – its square is 4000 sq. meters. And, in spite of the fact that it is a museum, and not a functioning temple, here on special occasions the church community conducts divine services.
- When walking tour in St. Petersburg to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral approaches the building of the cathedral please pay attention to the granite columns. Some of them preserved traces of shells received during the Great Patriotic War.
The interior decoration the St. Isaac’s Cathedral like its external monumentality is very impressive. Such famous artists as:
- Karl Brullov (you remember his unforgettable masterpiece in the Russian museum – “The last day of Pompei”?!).
- Fedor Bruni (he may be familiar to you in his work “The Brazen Serpent”).
- Sculptor Klodt (his creation you could see on Nevsky Prospekt during a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, these are four sculptures of horses and their tamers on the Anichkov Bridge) worked here.
In addition, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral is not a simple story. Years of construction, years of persecution of the church – the excursion will be fascinating and informative.
☞ In the museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral has the opportunity to climb the colonnade and see from the bird’s-eye view not only the ensemble of St. Isaac’s Square, but the adjacent streets and embankments of the historic center of St. Petersburg. This is a popular option in St. Petersburg excursions. This fee-based service is not included in the price of the excursion to the museum. But, if you wish, you can order it separately.
Thank you for choosing the Holarussia company for acquaintance with the historical monuments and beauties of our city!