Raisa Shilina - Private Guide in St. PetersburgMember Since 2013
Churches of St.Petersburg tour
Culture and History tour in St. Petersburg
Tour Price : 199 Euro Duration : 4 hours Languages: English, Spanish, Russian
This tour is a good option for travelers interested in traditional Russian Orthodox religion because during it you will find out a lot about history, traditions and present day life of Orthodoxy. You will visit 5 most beautiful churches of St. Petersburg which are also precious for their historical and cultural significance. St. Isaacs Cathedral - a real masterpiece of the 19th c. classicism which was the main church of Russian Empire since 1858 and which amazes with its size, splendor and grandeur. 4000 square meters, 12 000 people could pray here at the same time.
You will see huge granite monolithic columns on the 4 sides of the church – each of the columns is 17 meters high and weights 114 tons and each of them was erected in only 45 minutes. 100 kilos of gold were used to gild the main dome. During the tour you will learn about construction secrets of the cathedral and admire the inner magnificence of the interior. Many types of marble from all over the world decorate its walls. Semi-precious stones – malachite and lapis lazuli cover the columns of the iconostasis and multiple mosaics and frescoes adorn and enrich the Cathedral and make an unforgettable impression. When inside please also pay attention to the huge metal and oak doors which represent biblical subjects. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood made in traditional Russian style of the 17th c. – so untypical for St. Petersburg with its beautiful baroque and classical constructions. The church itself is a real miracle. You have never seen so many mosaics in one place.
All the walls, ceilings, columns, inner part of domes are covered with a tapestry of mosaics on religious subjects and with beautiful floral ornaments in between them and an elegant carved iconostasis made of different stones and decorated with silver and golden holy doors is a real masterpiece.
Kazan Cathedral – a present day main church of St. Petersburg which has a miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan – one of the most venerated icons in Russia. Trinity Izmailovsky Cathedral - a church with a long history which suffered a terrible fire but was not destroyed and is now almoust restored and St. Nikolas Cathedral – beautiful baroque style church loved by our citizens.
|Tour Price: 199 Euro|
|Duration: 4 hours|
|Languages: English, Spanish, Russian|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|