St. Nicholas Naval CathedralFree: All time

Located in the sailor quarter of St. Petersburg, this impressive baroque Cathedral was named after Nicholas – the patron saint of seamen. It was built under the order of Empress Elizabeth between 1753 was finished during the reign of Catherine the Great in 1762. St.  St. Nicholas Cathedral had kept functioning as a church during the entire period of Soviet regime. Today, it has become a memorial to the Russian maritime glory.

Address: Nikolskaya pl 1/3, St. Petersburg
Opening hours: Daily 6:30am – 7:30pm; Daily services 7am, 10am, 6pm
Direction: Metro Line 3/4/5 to Sennaya Station
Phone: +7 812 714 70 85

Photo credit: St. Nicholas Cathedral, Saint-Petersburg orthodox theology academy (Flickr CC),  Thibault-Chappe (Flickr CC)