We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
Review Highlights
Sheer beauty of blue and white

Trinity Cathedral is an example of the harmony between blue and white. The Orthodox Church is not... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rather large

This was the first Cathedral I saw here in St. Petersburg and the outside is impressive but inside... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Moscow, Russia
via mobile
Read all 102 reviews
All photos (160)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“blue domes”(8 reviews)
“golden stars”(2 reviews)
Although it suffered decades of disrepair and decay, this massive, deep blue-domed, Classical-style cathedral, with its impressive array of 24 Corinthian columns, is just beginning to be restored to its original splendor.
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Izmailovskiy Ave., 7 A, St. Petersburg 190005, Russia
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around St. Petersburg
from US$20,00
More Info
from US$150,00
More Info
from US$64,70
More Info
Reviews (102)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews blue domes golden stars fontanka river jesus christ nativity embankments icon prospekt columns cannon picturesque photos interior collection petersburg
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Trinity Cathedral is an example of the harmony between blue and white. The Orthodox Church is not located in one of the busiest districts of St. Petersburg however that also means there are not big crowds around it. When we visited the place at the...More

1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This was the first Cathedral I saw here in St. Petersburg and the outside is impressive but inside was staggering. It was renovated as it fell in disrepair during the Soviet era. But it is now a functioning Cathedral. Women must cover your head and...More

1  Thank Africache
Reviewed 26 October 2017

There are just so many churches and cathedrals in St Petersburg that after a while they all begin to merge. But the beauty of the city is that there are plenty of top tier sites within a relatively short distance of each other. Trinity Cathedral...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The picturesque Cathedral is particularly impressive as viewed from outside due to the 5 blue domes with glittering stars on them. We have visited this spot at night time and took a few photos from outside. The column and the cannons outside the Cathedral were...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Trinity Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church located at 7th, Izmailovsky Prospekt The exterior is an imposing white building with columns at the main entrance and at the sides. On the roof there is a magnificent blue dome with golden stars on its surface...More

1  Thank LuizaCoutinho
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This big Trinity Cathedral is located in the Izmailovskiy Avenue or Prospekt. Its construction, exterior shapes and view of the facades represent a fine example of Classical architecture. Since the Cathedral is in the vicinity of the Fontanka,it can be seen from the embankments of...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a picturesque church that is perhaps worth a small detour if you are particularly interested in Russian orthodox churches. It was recently renovated and the interior isn't particularly impressive. In other words, the blue domes are its most notable feature. However, I was...More

2  Thank sebhoff
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This cathedral caught my eye because of the beautiful blue domes with gold stars. In 2006 while some renovations were being done on the cathedral a fire broke out and damaged the main dome and a cupola. The cathedral reopened in 2010 and is renowned...More

2  Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This Cathedral and its Blue Domes can be seen from a far off distance - specially if you are walking on the Banks of "Fontanka River". We had been watching it for 2 days from a distance but finally we decided to walk across to...More

3  Thank Dalbir_S_Virdi
Reviewed 3 August 2015

May not be very famous but this is one of the most unforgettable places I visited in Russia. Just happened to enter, it was under renovation inside and photo was not allowed unfortunately. People were mostly locals not many obvious tourists there, most of ladies...More

4  Thank kazuwox
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 418 nearby hotels
Alexander House
645 reviews
.44 km away
Meininger Hotel Saint Petersburg Nikolsky
15 reviews
.53 km away
Holiday Inn Express St. Petersburg – Sadovaya
33 reviews
.54 km away
AZIMUT Hotel Saint Petersburg
1 412 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11 525 nearby restaurants
80 reviews
.39 km away
Tarelka Stolovaya
31 reviews
.10 km away
52 reviews
.21 km away
Canteen No. 1
16 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 320 nearby attractions
St. Petersburg Youth Theater on Fontanka
101 reviews
.48 km away
Egyptian Bridge
55 reviews
.48 km away
Museum-Manor G.P. Derzhavin
22 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Trinity Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines