The largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city
St. Isaac's Cathedral - is a unique monument of domestic architecture and is one of the best cathedrals of Europe. It is an outstanding model of the Russian cult art. Decorating of a cathedral includes the largest collection of the Russian monumental painting of the middle of the XIX century, numbering more than 150 works. Works of well-known artists Vasily Shebuyev, Karl Bryullov, Fyodor Bruni are among them. More than 300 statues, sculptural groups and reliefs are created by Ivan Vitali. More than 60 mosaic works of Russian masters play an important role in art and decorative furniture. One of the largest in Russia stained-glass windows of 28,5 sq.m. represents a real interest.
St. Isaac's Cathedral's height is 101,5 m. The cathedral is the fourth in the world by its size. It concedes only to St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, St. Paul's Cathedral in London and Saint Maria's cathedral in Florence. It can contain to 12 000 having the area of 4000 square meter.
48 granite pillars of Finnish granite were mined from Pyterlahti quarry.
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