St Isaac’s Cathedral
Our final stop on the ‘Best of St Petersburg’ tour was at St. Issac’s Cathedral which we had seen numerous times while visiting other parts of the city as the domed roof dominates the skyline.
Again, once inside the somewhat plain looking exterior I was captivated by the 4000-square meters of the Cathedral. Look up, down and all around because this place is special. The white marble that sits on the floor, the mosaic icons that layer up the columns and the fine paint-work which lies in the nooks of the domes will leave you speechless.
The impressive domes os St Issac’s Cathedral
There are hundreds of pieces of 19th-century art decoration St Issac’s Cathedral, and it was a pretty grand ending to an intriguing two days in St Petersburg.
There was plenty crammed into this weekend in St Petersburg, including lots of questions to our patient guide, but as we rode back to the ship to depart onwards to Helsinki, I was so pleased to have finally visited St Petersburg, one of the most unique cities I have ever explored.
The perfect introduction to St Petersburg
I was blown away by St Petersburg, between the galleries, architecture and performances it is such a unique city to explore for its art and history, and I felt the two tour day was an excellent introduction to a country that can seem like quite an adventurous destination for many. Will I be going back to Russia? For sure.
This 11-day Baltic Sea cruise with Princess Cruises starts from £999pp for an interior stateroom based on twin-share*. Taking in Warnemunde Germany, Oslo Norway, Copenhagen Denmark, Stockholm Sweden, Helsinki Finland, St. Petersburg Russia and Tallinn Estonia, it offers a great chance to explore many cities in a short vacation.
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