Saint Sampson's Cathedral


The Cathedral is the first Church-monument in memory of the victory of Russian troops over the Swedes in the battle of Poltava

St Sampson's Cathedral is an architectural complex (Cathedral, bell tower, chapel) that is different from other religious buildings of the city's characteristic mix of pre-Petrine forms and elements of architecture of early St. Petersburg. In General, researchers attribute its appearance to one of the trends of the first half of the EIGHTEENTH century - "Ann's Baroque", but the completion of the steeple faceted marquee with Windows - "rumors", is the only case in St. Petersburg, but typical of the architecture of the XVI - XVIII centuries, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Solikamsk and other Russian cities.

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