There are usually crowds of beggars and pensioners selling antiques at the entrance of this striking onion-domed church on Vladimirsky prospekt. The Icons on the second floor are worth seeing and the interiors are breathtaking. It’s said that in communist times, an underwear factory operated in this cathedral. In 1990, it reopened as a church.
There are also two small museums in this Cathedral dedicated to St. Petersburg diocese.