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Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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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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Huge Historical Cathedral

Full of history of Russian Kings and Queens Very clean and attracts huge crowd of visitors Burial of Russian royalty and absolutely place to see

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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None, Italy
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of history of Russian Kings and Queens Very clean and attracts huge crowd of visitors Burial of Russian royalty and absolutely place to see

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Helsinki, Finland
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pice of Russian history. The place where all the tsars has buried. The cathedral is so beautiful inside that you have to see it yourself. Before the exit there is small chapel we male quartet sing acoustic - you must hear this its so awesome.

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Thank Arska-FI
Worcestershire
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you would expect another beautiful place in the heart of a beautiful city We are not big fans of architecture but you cannot fail to be impressed with this like all other local Cathedrals

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Thank JudithChalmers1964
Derbyshire
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A fantastic Cathedral with explanations in english as well as Russian. The decoration of the alter, breath taking. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Situated on its own island, the fortress contains the church that houses the final resting place of many of the famous Russian Czars and Czarina's, the family of The last Czar and his family who were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1917 ( two of the missing children's remains have recently been discovered and are in the process of being... More 

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Thank Bruce M
Kaliningrad, Russia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This impressive cathedral is steeped in history.It is the oldest in St Petes and is adorned by a golden spire with an angel and cross on the top.This being a very important symbolic custodian to the people of St Petes.Most of the emperor's including Peter are buried or have been interred there.Their tomb's displayed in all their glory.Our guide delivered... More 

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Thank David S
Helensburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Of course the Romanoff Tsars are buried here from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his sad family. The chandeliers and wood carving are astonishing.

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Thank HelensburghMaureen
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Doesn't worth seeing unless you like watching tombs. Spend more time on the territory of Peter and Pauls Fortress instead

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Thank Esperanso
Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Having the opportunity to see such a beautiful building such as this, especially since it was preserved during one of the darkest days of the cold war with Russia, when Christianity was under attack. I visited during the year 2012, but decided to post this review today.

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Thank franglen
Longview, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

this church is the real deal real saints are buried inside and its unreal how pretty it is. this whole place blew us away

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