ST ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL
St. Isaac's Cathedral's gilded dome dominates the St. Petersburg skyline - on a clear day it can be seen from miles away. Visitors can climb the 300 or so stairs to the colonnade that runs around the dome to get great views over the city. The inside of the church, built by French-born architect Auguste Montferrand to be the main church of the Russian Empire, is a real marvel. It is surrounded by 80 red granite columns that weigh 80 tons each. The cathedral, which can accommodate 14,000 worshipers, now serves as a museum and services are held only on major occasions.
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