The State Museum St Isaac’s Cathedral –
The Museum Complex

In St Petersburg you will definitely want to see one of those wonderful churches, and then you will see:

  • the exquisite Smolny Cathedral, a masterpiece of Rastrelli’s baroque;
  • the shimmering mosaics and marble floor patterns at the Church of the Savior on Blood;
  • the ancient icon-painting and carved iconostases at the St Sampson`s Cathedral, erected by Peter I in gratitude for the victorious Poltava battle;
  • the icons of golden mosaics and the columns of malachite and lapis lazuli in the grand St Isaac’s Cathedral.

These monuments of ecclesiastic architecture differ from each other greatly, yet they are all part of the museum complex St Isaac’s Cathedral, also known as the museum of four cathedrals.

The Museum takes great care in preserving and restoring its cathedrals, each one of them is part of the Russian national heritage. However, they are also active Orthodox churches in which prayer services, religious processions and divine liturgies take place.

We will make every effort possible to make your visit to the cathedrals a memorable experience, convenient and comfortable for you.