Smolny Convent is located on Ploschad Rastrelli very close to the famous river Neva. It is composed of the Smolny Cathedral (Smolny Sobor) and the surrounding building complex, which was originally designed to become a nunnery. History The Russian Orthodox convent was built to house Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, who wanted to become a nun after ...
Moscow Cathedral Mosque Moscow is famed for its beautiful and ornate religious architecture, and the Moscow Cathedral Mosque [Московская Соборная Мечеть] is no exception. The city’s skyline is decorated with gilded golden onion domes with the Orthodox Cross stood proudly on top. Nevertheless Moscow Cathedral Mosque, with crescent moon hoisted towards the heavens, fits in ...