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The tour begins from your hotel. Your guide will pick you up there at 10 A.M. and drive to the first point - largest cathedral in Russia, St. Isaac's Cathedral. Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg is the largest orthodox church and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint. Next spot is The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Saint Petersburg. It was built in 1801-1811 by the architect Andrey Voronikhin by order of Emperor Paul I who wanted the cathedral to resemble St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The cathedral is the monument to glory of Russian arms. The famous Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who won the most important campaign of 1812, was buried inside the Kazan Cathedral. In 1932-1991 it housed the Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism. The sacred thing of the cathedral is a copy of an icon of Our Lady of Kazan. Final stop is the Church of Saviour on the Spilled Blood. It looks like a fairy-tale both outside and inside, although its history follows its name. Nothing could be compared with the fabulous mosaics of this cathedral, which covers 7500 sq.m inside. Enjoy this excellent tour and learn the history of Russian empire.