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Kazan cathedral


Kazan cathedral

The cathedral - a masterpiece of early XIXth century Russian architecture - was built by Andrey Voronikhin taking ten years to construct. The building stands with its north facade facing Nevsky prospect.

The various bronze sculptures in the alcoves of the northern portico include statues of Alexander Nevsky, John the Baptist, Andrey Pervozvanny.

The internal ornamentation of the cathedral is very impressive: 56 monolithic columns of pink Finnish granite and mosaic floor of coloured marble give the cathedral the appearance of a palace designed for state receptions and society balls.
 +Tatiana Collins+