The church (really a memorial) is beautiful on both the inside and outside. The interior mosaics are wonderful. It is a must see, but be careful both in and outside. Pick pockets abound since it is full of tourists.
This cathedral is different from most of the others we've visited because of all the beautiful mosaics that cover the walls. It is very Byzantine in nature and absolutely beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to give us plenty of details about the various pieces of art.
This is the cathedral that is often seen that has the beautiful, colorful, onion shaped cupolas. On their outsides they consist of enamel, mosaics, & gold. It was almost razed because of neglect, but fortunately it wasn't. It was built on the site where Tsar Alexander was killed.
Part of river cruise. Most beautiful cathedral that we viewed in Russia although many incredible cathedrals. Came at the very end of the entire cruise and we were fairly tired by that point but still interesting. Good local guide.
Very nice tours of the Hermitage and churches. St. Pete is a very interesting city. Lots of history. Tour guides were good, spoke really good English and were knowledgable. The Hermitage gets extremely busy! Be prepared. Lots of walking and stairs.
We were chiurched out and mutinied! we did not fancy queueing and so declined to go in. Our guide was disappointed but went off and got us all a guide book with pictures in to show us what we had missed!
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