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Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Description: The oldest and one of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg is popular...
The oldest and one of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg is popular for the spectacular view provided by the thin, gilded needle-like spire rising from its bell tower. The graves of nearly all Romanov rulers since Peter the Great are here.
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Solemn yet uplifting

I have doubled up my review here that I did for the fortress proper as we had multi-tickets and it sums up the whole place. When you arrive on the small island that houses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have doubled up my review here that I did for the fortress proper as we had multi-tickets and it sums up the whole place. When you arrive on the small island that houses the Peter and Paul Fortress you might already know that all the Tsars are buried here. But this doesn't quite prepare you for the wonderful cathedral... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What more can I say but this Cathedral is the resting place of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and the last of the Romanovs.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Peter and Paul Cathedral is within the Peter and Paul Fortress. I first saw it from the River Neva on a boat tour and it is an awe inspiring complex. The gold tower of the cathedral can be seen from quite distance away, being the second tallest building in the city. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful, containing various... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I would definitely recommend a visit to see the resting of the formal royal family. In spite of everything, it made me sad to see all the tombs together. A hole family killed...

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

How could you not go to the place where the remains of the last Tsar are resting? The cathedral is ornate and is the resting place of other Tsars and their families, including Peter himself. The vault holding the Romanov remains, is pretty small, but is compelling. With luck, you might be able to stand there quietly by yourself, Sept.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This cathedral is visible from the waterfront throughout the city, so it was interesting to see the inside. We walked across a bridge to get to the island, which is very nice. The tower is spectacular. You can see the tombs of many of the tsars, including the ones of the last royal family of Nicholas II. They were reburied... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is an important historical and patriotic place where many kings, tsars, princes and pricesses were burried.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You can spend the day walking around the island seeing the various tombs, cathedrals and with some nice views of the city. It's free to go inside for a wonder, but you pay if you actually want to go inside the museum/buildings there.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Seeing the tombs of the slain imperial family and the early empresses and tsars is very moving. And the interior is totally Russian - the chandeliers and colors are just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral, especially inside. The location, within the Fortress, makes it special but the beauty inside is awesome. There are a couple very small kiosks near the exit with medals, crosses, and other gifts. Some items are very inexpesive and others quite costly. These small places must support the cathedral, and do not distract because they are... More 

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