Religious Symbols That Should be Visited in Petersburg

Do you have your own considerations when visiting a tourist spot? Have you ever visited a tourist site that still contains religious elements?

There are many tourist attractions that are still associated with religion in all countries in the world. Usually, this place is visited by tourists who also want to enjoy the religious nuance in the building they visit. Did you know that in St. Petersburg, Russia there are religious symbols that you can visit?

If you don’t know about that place yet, let’s look at the religious symbols that should be visited in Petersburg.

There are so many types of tours that we can visit when it comes to a place in a country. You can choose a public tourist spot or a tourist place that has a religious symbol in it. There are many tourists who deliberately come to a country to do religious tourism in that country. Buildings that are religious symbols usually have their own stories that are a pity to miss.

Of course, not all buildings with religious symbols can be visited by just any tourist. That’s because, there are places that are only reserved for tourists of a certain religion. However, now there are many places that become tourist sites even though they have religious symbols in them.

Religious symbols in a country in the world certainly have their own charm. Both in terms of architecture inside the building and outside the building. Each country has its own architectural characteristics, including Russia, especially in Saint Petersburg.

Maybe there are still many of you who do not know about the religious symbols in St. Petersburg, Russia. You must be wondering and curious about the place where there are religious symbols, right? Therefore, this article will discuss about the religious symbols that should be visited in Petersburg.

  • Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral, also known as Isaakievskiy Sobor, is a cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This cathedral took 40 years to build, starting from 1818 to 1858. But now, the cathedral has changed its function to become a museum since 1931.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is a very beautiful cathedral with its architectural art that is admired throughout the world. The cathedral has a capacity of up to 14,000 people with a total area of 4,000 square meters. St. Isaac’s Cathedral has a golden dome that also became the symbol of Saint Petersburg. The diameter of the golden dome owned by the cathedral reaches 22 meters.

  • Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral or also known as Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor and Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox church located in Saint Petersburg. This is one of the most respected symbols or icons in Russia. This Kazan Cathedral began to be built in 1801.

This Kazan Cathedral does not look anything like an Orthodox church in general. It looks very beautiful. The cathedral underwent re-construction and it produced a magnificent cathedral building and was the largest in Saint Petersburg at the time. The re-construction of the cathedral takes up to a full decade.


  • Church of The Savior on Blood

Church of the Savior on Blood is one of the religious symbols which is the main attraction in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The church has many other names, such as the Church on Spilled Blood, the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The Church of the Savior on Blood was built between 1883 until 1907.

Church of the Savior on Blood is a place you must visit when you come to visit Saint Petersburg. This church will give you satisfaction because the architecture inside the building and outside the building is very beautiful. This church is located close to the metro station “Gostiny Dvor” and also the metro station “Nevskiy Prospekt”.

  • Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery or also known as Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra is a monastery founded in 1710 by Peter I of Russia. And in 1797, this monastery was promoted to the rank of lavra. The location of this monastery is at the eastern end of Nevsky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg.

Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery is located in an area where there are two baroque churches, the Feodorovskaya Church was built in 1717 to 1722 and the Annunciation Church which was built in 1742 to 1750. There are also funerals of many famous Russians.

  • Annenkirche

Annenkirche or also known as the Church of St. Anne is a Lutheran church located in Saint Petersburg. This church was built by Georg Friedrich Veldten in 1775 until 1779. Annenkirche was closed in 1935, turned into a cinema, and then restored in 2012 to 2013.


The Annenkirche is also the oldest Lutheran church in Saint Petersburg. It has a unique interior although it looks gloomy. In addition, Annenkirche also become the spiritual home for many residents in the city.

  • Smolny Convent

Smolny Convent or also known as Smolny Convent of the Resurrection (Voskresensky) is a monastery located in Ploschad Rastrelli. It is located on the banks of the Neva River, Saint Petersburg. The cathedral which was the center of the monastery was built between 1748 and 1764 by Rastrelli.

Smolny Convent has a bell tower which is projected to become the tallest building in Saint Petersburg. This monastery was closed in 1923, and was reopened in 2015. Smolny Convent consists of a cathedral and a complex of buildings around it which were originally to be used for a monastery.

And maybe there are still some of the religious symbols that should be visited in Petersburg that haven’t been listed above. I hope this article can really help you to find out all about the religious symbols that should be visited in Petersburg. So, which religious symbol would you like to visit when you come to Saint Petersburg?

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