Naval Cathedral of St. Nicolas

Local nameМорской Никольский собор
LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia

The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. The cathedral was closed in 1929, was converted to a cinema, a House of Officers and a museum of the Navy.

The Russian Orthodox Church reinstalled the cross on the main dome in 2002 and served the first Divine Liturgy in the cathedral in 2005. In 2013, the Patriarch of Russia, with Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev and his spouse attending, conducted the ceremony of grand reconsecration in the now fully restored cathedral.

Tags Place of WorshipChristianRussian OrthodoxMuseum
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Original interiors of… @ Vasily Kosyakov - lead architect (1862-1921), Georgy Kosyakov - interiors, draftsmanship (1872-1925)

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +7 921 3792993

Coordinates 59°59'30.093" N 29°46'39.85" E

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