Smolny Cathedral


Construction of the magnificent Smolny Cathedral, which is now a functioning church, was started by Rastrelli during the reign of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna and completed by the architect Stasov under Emperor Nicholas I. The cathedral’s spectacular appearance, expressive design and external decor make it one of the highest achievements in world architecture. The Smolny Cathedral Bell Tower is the highest viewing point in the city, offering a splendid panorama.

In summer it is possible to visit the Bell Tower by yourself. Recommended donation: 150 RUB.

Free with
St Petersburg Card

3/1, Rastrelli Square

Closest metro station:

Getting there:
bus: 181, trolleybuses: 5, 7, 11

+7 (812) 900-70-15

Open hours:
Daily: 07.00 - 20.00