Famous Cathedrals of St. Petersburg, Russia
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During this tour you will be inspired by two most popular cathedrals of St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Isaac's Cathedral, is 101.5 meters high, is not only the largest cathedral in St. Petersburg, but also the third largest domed cathedral in the world!. Its construction was ordered by Tsar Alexander I and it took about 40 years to construct the cathedral, from 1818 to 1858. The cathedral fascinates by its splendour and grandeur. The Spilt Blood Cathedral, or the Church of Our Savior on Blood as it is also called, was built on the place of Tsar Alexander II assasination, and it is dedicated to the memory of him. The construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Architecturally, the Cathedral differs from St. Petersburg's other buildings. The city's architecture is predominantly Baroque and Neoclassical, but the Savior on Blood harks back to Medieval Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism. The Church contains over 7500 square metres of mosaics-according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world. It is one of the most beautiful churches in St. Petersburg.