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Beautiful Massive Cathedral

This cathedral is enormous and yellow so you can see if from many places. The Soccer Stadium is... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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A cathedral with magnificent history

Walking towards the cathedral gives an impression of its importance. The outside appears rather... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
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The cathedral was built in honor of Alexander II, who visited Nizhny Novgorod during the International industrial artistic exhibition that was held in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896.
Strelka, 3A, Nizhny Novgorod 603086, Russia
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This cathedral is enormous and yellow so you can see if from many places. The Soccer Stadium is just behind it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Walking towards the cathedral gives an impression of its importance. The outside appears rather different than Russian orthodox cathedrals. However, inside it differs in such way that its beauty reflects the significance of this cathedral and in the time it was built. It is built...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This Cathedral stands out when you overlook form the other side of the river. It has excellent interior and is very easy to get there by Metro. To go in women need to have their shoulders covered (as in any Orthodox church) but on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Dropped into this cathedral; right next to our Hotel but otherwise a bit out of the way; huge bell outside, monumental structure, beautiful art inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Maybe the best attraction of the city. Amazing Church from outside and inside. Too many icons on the inside, you will get lost. If you have the chance, attend a service to experience the greatness of Russian Orthodox Church.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andreas067
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It is one of the spots you will see first if arrive to the train station. It is beautifully located on the bank river.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 23 July 2017

what struck me the most about this Cathedral is its facade - in a bright buttercup, it was really quite different to the other cathedrals we visited on the trip. the iconostasis was particularly impressive.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank debra_fws
Reviewed 12 February 2017

You must go inside. Very beautiful orthodox church. I stay without words, but I see a lot already. My guide told me about church fundament. Everything is built on oak trunk. Like Venice.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We visited the Cathedral at Easter night. It was crowded. Beautiful songs and church music were making a special atmosphere. The church is not surrounded with tall buildings so it was gorgeous at sunset. The interiors and exteriors are elegantly decorated with elements of Russian...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Sergey S
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This beautiful church is located outside of center, at the "strelka" of both Oka and Volga rivers. Best visited as part of an excursion (you can book a bus excursion there), or with own transport, though - the place is not easily reached with public...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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