The history of Russia, as in a mirror, is reflected in the history of churches - not only of the Orthodox, but also of other denominations. On an excursion with an expert in the architecture of St. Petersburg and Western Europe, you will get acquainted with the diversity and peculiarities of St. Petersburg Christian churches - Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Armenian churches.
You will see the multi-confessional Nevsky Prospect, St. Isaac's, Nikolsky, Peter and Paul and Smolny Cathedrals, the Novodevichy Convent. The route passes through different districts of the city, and walking tours will alternate with trips to beautiful places in a comfortable car.
Route and content of the tour
The second building built in the new Russian capital is the Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral. And next to it, almost at the same time, a church for Protestants was being built. This is the whole of the Petrine era.
By the very beginning of the 19th century, large stone cathedrals and churches stood around Nevsky Prospekt, which still stand in their places. The Finnish Church of St. Mary, the German Evangelical Church of St. Peter, the Catholic Cathedral of Catherine of Alexandria, the Swedish Church of St. Catherine, the Armenian Church. Opposite these remarkable non-Orthodox structures is one dilapidated Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. This is what must be understood when speaking about the history of the construction of the Kazan Cathedral. By the way, it was not conceived at all the way we see it now.
Did you know that the current St. Isaac's Cathedral is the fourth version of the Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia at this place (and, by the way, the first version was not quite here)?
We will get acquainted with the Nikolsky Naval Cathedral, consecrated in 1760 in the presence of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. We will visit the Smolny Cathedral, which is also closely associated with the name of Peter's youngest daughter Elizabeth, and we will fast forward a century to the Soviet era, when Andrei Zhdanov, the head of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, built there for himself one of the most reliable bunkers during the Great Patriotic War.
To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start. Otherwise, we will be able to offer you options only based on the availability of our guides.
The excursion is individual. You can go on a trip around the city alone or together with your family or friends - we have a fixed price for the entire excursion.
If you have changed your plans and you want to cancel the tour after payment - no problem, we will refund your money!
The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" is ready to develop an individual excursion program for one or several days for you - based on your wishes in terms of topics and routes, time and cost. The beginning and end of excursions - in any place convenient for you, at a convenient time for you.
The cost is calculated individually.
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