Have you seen that huge magnificent gold dome in the old town of the city? Do you know that it’s real gold covering the dome? The cathedral we are talking about is called the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and was the main church of Russia until the Great Russian Revolution in 1917. The Cathedral is famous not only due to its dome, but also due to solid granite columns outside and columns made of semi-precious stones which decorate its interiors. Another feature of the church is its mosaics which cover the main altar and valves. It looks like a cathedral, but it’s a museum now and what’s more interesting – it was a museum of atheism during the Soviet times. Why? The best way to answer that question is to visit the church and learn its long history.
NOTE: As the tour is relatively short we recommend booking it together with other excursions to get a discount on it.
NOTE: The museum is closed on Wednesdays.