Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt also known as The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas was built in 1902-1913 by the architect V. Kosyakov. One of the terms of the construction was the height of the dome, which enabled it to be the reference point from the sea. And the cross of the cathedral was the first thing, which navigator saw. The cathedral was meant to be the monument to the dead seafarers. Inside of it there were black and white marble boards. On the black ones there were names of the naval officers, who died during the battles doing their duty. On the white boards, which were situated on the altar, there were names of the priests, who served on the naval ships and died in the sea. The Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt is one of the most beautiful churches in Russia. Its facade is coated with brick and terra-cotta and decorated with granite socle and portal colonnades as well as majolica and mosaic. The icons on the facade were made in the workshop of V. Frolov. The main dome and the cupolas of the belfries are decorated with the copper relief ornaments. Above the main inner space there is the central dome, its diameter is 27 meters. Under the cupola the space is surrounded by two-storey galleries.