On Kazansky Island

St Nicholas' Naval Cathedral

St Nicholas' Naval Cathedral (September 2011)

In the very south-west corner of Kazansky Island stands the impressive St Nicholas' Naval Cathedral - so named as it was built to serve as the main shrine for the Russian navy.   It was constructed between 1753 and 1762 in the distinctive Elizabethan baroque style with five domes.  During the Soviet period it was never closed and served as an eparchial cathedral from 1941 and 1999. 


Location 1 Nikolskaya Ploschad
Metro Admiralteyskaya, Nevsky Prospekt
Clock http://nikolskiysobor.ru/