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Kazan Cathedral
Written by Rahul on May 20, 2020 Share on

Kazan Cathedral, The Marvellous Shrine of Lady of Kazan

Looking at a different era and different styles of architecture and the history that is contained in them are enormous. Of that, the most unique architecture and history that is preserved and looked upon is Russian History. So you can surely have a greater look into the city of Moscow, the capital of Russia. Moscow is the most populous city of Russia with a population of 12.5 million Residents. Moscow is also known for being the being one amongst the world’s largest cities and being the 2nd most populous city and the largest city in Europe. This city is also ranked as the alpha global city. It is also one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. This great city is the home of the Kazan Cathedral. This cathedral is also called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Let us deep-dive and look more about the spot.

Kazan Cathedral - Moscow
Kazan Cathedral – Moscow | P.C – Flickr (Google)

The 5 Facts Section: (Kazan Cathedral)

  1. Andrei Voronikhin, The Russian Architect, built this architectural masterpiece.
  2. The architecture of Rome and Italy were of great inspiration to this cathedral. Voronikhin designed an enormous Colonnade, which looked liked the Italian Cathedral.
  3. The Russian cathedral is made of the Russian natural stone. The main decorative material used is the Travertine, which is similar to the Italian Travertine which was used to build St Peters Travertine.
  4. The Saints Relic that was originally kept in the attic of the church for almost 20 years, was returned to its original place by 1991.
  5. Before the French invasion of 1812, The construction of the Cathedral was completed. The Cathedral was interred by Kutuzov after his death in 1812.
The Kazan Cathedral
Picture Courtesy: Wikipedia.

The Direction Guide

This is one of the most visited places in all of Russia. One of the best and sought after tourist attraction is this Cathedral. This Church is located in the northeast corner of Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 109012

By Train:
The Closest stop(s) available to the Kazan Cathedral is the Ploschad’ Revolyutsii, Kitay-Gorod and Teatral’naya. The Bus service(s) that reach the stops are:
Ploschad’ Revolyutsii Stop :
Teatral’naya Stop: Service 3
Ploschad’ Revolyutsii: Service 3
Kitay-Gorod: Service 6 and 7

Location of the Kazhan Cathedral
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Satellite view location of the Kzhan Cathedral
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info


The timings will be as follows:

1st October – 31st May:
Mon-Sat: 8: 30 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

1st June – 30th September:
Mon-Sat: 8: 30 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm


This tourist spot has no entry ticket. You can go there anytime you want in the given opening times. Anyone can come in and offer their prayers as this is the house of God.

The best time to visit the place is between April and October. This is the time where Russia will be at the peak of its weather and the best time for Sightseeing.

As the St. Pierre Cathedral more than a tourist attraction, it is highly noted for its religious beliefs and is considered the house of God. So, the correct dress code is:

  • Have arms, shoulders and legs covered for both men and women
  • Strictly no sleeveless tops and blouses
  • Miniskirts or dresses not allowed
  • No shorts for men
  • No hats

Grounded by various historical facts and the spectacle of architecture, The Kazan Cathedral is a must-visit in Moscow. This will be a very memorable experience for you as the above-mentioned cathedral is a visual spectacle and treat to go have a look at. An ideal 6-7 days will enough get to know about the place. Start your journey by exploring the International tour packages on Pickyourtrail website

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