Музей

St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Colonnade

Address

Isaakievskaya Square, 4

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Weekend

10:30 – 18:00

Wednesday

Closed

Timetable

Opening hours: from 10.30 to 18.00, evening programs of the museum (from May 1 to September 30): from 18.00 to 22.30.
Closed: Wednesday.
The colonnade is open during the opening hours of the museum. During the white nights (from June 1st to August 20th), it also works from 22.30 to 4.30.

Entrance fee

Adults - 250 rubles.
Students, students, pensioners - 50 rubles.
Audioguide in St. Isaac's Cathedral in Russian and foreign languages ​​- 200 rubles.
Colonnade with audioexcursion - 150 rubles.
Integrated ticket to St. Isaac's Cathedral (cathedral + colonnade) - 400 rubles.

St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral (sobor) in the city, one of the symbols of St.Petersburg, the magnificent work of Auguste Montferrand.

The cathedral took 40 years to construct. St. Isaac's Cathedral was the fourth St. Petersburg church of St Isaac of Dalmatia.

In the first, wooden Isaac Church, the sovereign himself and Ekaterina Alekseevna were married. The second, stone Isaac's church was built in the style of "Peter's Baroque", but in 1735 a fire broke out in the church, after which the building was dismantled.

The third St. Isaac's Cathedral was built during the reign of Catherine II, and construction was completed under Paul I. During this time the project has undergone many changes.

In 1809 Alexander I announced a competition for the construction of a new church with the condition of preserving three sanctified altars of the St. Isaac's Cathedral. The Emperor chose the project of the young architect Montferrand, who recently came from France. In May 30, 1858 the temple was consecrated.

The building of St. Isaac's Cathedral is an outstanding architectural monument, built in the style of late classicism with elements of neo-renaissance, Byzantine style and eclecticism. A majestic granite-marble cathedral with a height of 101.5 meters became one of historical parts of St. Petersburg.

During the museum hours, and during the white nights - until 4.30 am you can climb to the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral and from a height of 43 meters admire the panorama of the city, see the opening of the Neva bridges.