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Petit Futé's opinion on SMOLNY RESURRECTION CATHEDRAL

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A masterpiece of Russian Baroque, the Cathedral of the Resurrection is the centrepiece of the monastic ensemble of the Virgin and Resurrection (Voskressenski Novodievitchi, commonly known as Smolny because of its proximity to the court of the same name), an ensemble invested by the apparatchiks during the Soviet period. Restored to the Orthodox clergy in 2009, this superb blue, white and gold baroque monument bears in its baroque elegance the signature of Rastrelli, who worked there from 1748 to 1769. The cathedral was erected at the request of the future Empress Elisabeth Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great, on the site of the palace where she had spent her childhood. Initially prevented from acceding to the throne and sent to a convent, she did not forget her vows after her accession to power in 1741. You can visit one of its four bell towers, from which there is a superb view of St. Petersburg. The Cathedral of the Resurrection houses an exhibition and concert hall, but the Orthodox liturgy has regained its rights there for the main religious ceremonies. The magnificent church is surrounded by monastery buildings which housed Russia's first female educational institution, reserved for the aristocracy. It is hard to imagine that this string of pastel walls also housed the hierarchs of the Communist Party. Yet it was in the monastery's monastery buildings that Lenin set up his staff before moving to Moscow.

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Closed on Wednesdays. Open the other days from 7am to 8pm. Ascent of the belfry open every day from 8am to 8pm. Donation recommended (150 RUB).

Members' reviews on SMOLNY RESURRECTION CATHEDRAL

5 reviews
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bouli54
5/5
Visited in february 2019
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Le bonheur des photographes !
Lumineux monastère bleu et blanc, magnifié par la neige, le ciel bleu et le soleil, un rêve pour les photographes.
On peut monter dans un des clochers pour admirer la Neva et toute la ville.
Facilement accessible par bus depuis le centre-ville ou lorsqu'on vient de la Laure Alexandre Nevski, un peu plus au sud.
Un gros coup de coeur, dû en grande partie au beau temps, mais la couleur bleue y est aussi pour quelque chose.
an.m
4/5
Visited in june 2017
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Cet ensemble situé un peu en dehors du centre ville fut créé par Rastrelli renferme la cathédrale de la Résurrection. Aujourd'hui cette cathédrale sert surtout à des expositions.
tivoli
5/5
Visited in january 2018
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Découverte de cette cathédrale toute bleue sous la neige après une petite heure de marche. Un réel havre de paix.
Fillepoussin
4/5
Visited in september 2016
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Très belle oeuvre de Rastrelli. Le complexe est assez exentré, pour y aller depuis le centre ville, compter environ 1h de marche. Mais les beaux batiments bleus valent le détour!
cristalline
5/5
Bien qu'il se trouve (presque) hors des cartiers touristiques de Saint-Peterbourg (et assez loin des station de métro), il vaut un détour. Il est simplement magnifique.

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