Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Originally constructed as a monument dedicated to Tsar Alexander III, The magnificent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral came into existence back in 1898. Showcasing stunning red-brick Neo-Byzantine style of architectural design and featuring colourful vibrant murals and gilded domes, the cathedral is one of the spiritual places to visit in Russia.

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was shut down in 1937 by the Soviet authorities, during which there were attempts to destroy it completely. However, the attempts only resulted in the breaking of a few walls and the cathedral was reopened in 1989.