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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Musy Dzhalilya St., 21, Kazan 420111, Russia
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +7 843 292-08-41
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 438 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Unique ornaments

The cathedral is the most unusual out of all Orthodox cathedrals, I have ever seen. The ornament is some kind of floral fretwork which is not quite typical of Orthodox churches... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2015
asyagrig
,
Moscow, Russia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

438 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 33: English reviews
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The cathedral is the most unusual out of all Orthodox cathedrals, I have ever seen. The ornament is some kind of floral fretwork which is not quite typical of Orthodox churches. This is the most peculiar detail of the cathedral & gives it a toy look. The atmosphere inside is warm-hearted. To my mind the altar is traditional.

Helpful?
Thank asyagrig
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Very beautiful cathedral dominating the old district. It's really unusual in its ornaments and worth visiting.

Helpful?
Thank StaceySapphira
Doha
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

I liked the way of external decoration of this cathedral in the heat of Kazan city's central. Idid not step inside Because of a previous bad experience with me to get in a cathedral. But I'm sure it is beautiful from inside .

Helpful?
Thank EgyptQatar
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

So far the most beautiful cathedral I have seen. You can just spend hours looking at it from the outside... seems unreal how all the detail and color gives you the feeling of serenity even if you are not religious. Not to miss!

Helpful?
Thank Trayana
Lipetsk, Russia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

About 50 metres down the street from the Giuseppe hotel. Very beautiful!!! You are sure to make nice pictures to boast before your friends. Interesting icons inside. If you join a tourist group, you can learn a lot of historical facts.

Helpful?
1 Thank Lipetsk
Park City, Utah
Level Contributor
342 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

Lovely Russian Orthodox church in Kazan. We were told the interior was equally beautiful, although we weren't able to visit because the day our tour arrived in Kazan the church was closed. Still worth a visit to view the exterior decorations on this church.

Helpful?
Thank 787sallyb
Zaragoza, Spain
Level Contributor
155 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

I found this cathedral by chance while I was walking around. The outside decoration is really stunning! Unfortunately I didn't get in because there was a service going on. But just for the outside it's good to visit it.

Helpful?
Thank fufaita
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
505 reviews
374 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

This Cathedral is something unique! It's Incredibly beautiful and very unusual decor of colorful fretwork makes it not only one of the best-looking ortodox churches but also one of the most interesting ones! The upper altar of the Peter and Paul Cathedral amazes from the first look! Seems like it leads to the very heaven but still remains to be... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank VasilyMalygin
Kazan, Russia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Well worth while a visit. Nicely renovated and unique look with beautiful outside wall paintings. Close to Kremlin. Easy to walk there.

Helpful?
Thank Thomas U
Sydney
Level Contributor
164 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

we spotted the cathedral while leaving the kremlin and went straight towards it. the blue and white tops catch your eye. the cathedral is beautiful and clourful. just a fantastic sight. don't miss it while in kazan!

Helpful?
Thank suttonase

Travellers who viewed Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul also viewed

Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
 
 

Been to Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?