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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The Church is one of the main sights or St. Petersburg and Russia. This church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. The church was built between 1883 and 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family.

Saint Isaac's Cathederal

The Cathedral is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. It is the largest orthodox basica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint. The cathedral took 40 years to construct, under Montferrand's direction, from 1818 to 1858.

Kazan cathedral

The Cathderral constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts and impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome and was intended to be the country's main Orthodox Church.


The cathedral was part of a complex planned by the Empress Elizabeth to include a nunnery and a new school for girls - the first and most famous girls' state school in the Russian Empire. Construction began on October 30, 1748, and by 1761 construction of the cathedral was complete.

Synagogue of St.Petersburg

The Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg is the second largest synagogue in Europe. It was built between 1880 and 1888, and consecrated in 1893. The Chief Rabbi of St. Petersburg is Menachem Mendel Pewzner. Today the Great Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg is a registered landmark and an architectural monument of federal importance.

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