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Peter and Paul Cathedral

Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #44 of 947 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest and one of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg is...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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Oxford, Mississippi
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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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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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Setúbal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well worth a visit where are buried the last Russian tsars and their families. Cathedral with very rich inside. Vale a pena visitar o local onde se encontram sepultados os ultimos czares russos e suas familias. Catedral com interior riquissimo!

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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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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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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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Amazing to see the tombs of all the tsars from Peter I to the last tsar Nicholas II (with the exception of Peter II who was buried in Moscow). Especially interesting is the chamber where the last tsar, his wife and their children are buried. They are now venerated as saints of the Orthodox Church. The cathedral itself is very... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Looking back at the pictures we took last night, I was gobsmacked all over again at the glittery cathedral that contains the crypts of many famous czars. The whole Romanov family, so sadly murdered, the great Peters and Catherines. History made real.

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I've always been fascinated about the Romanovs, that I even read the book "Nicholas and Alexandra" by Robert Massie before our trip to St. Petersburg. So to see the final resting place of the Romanovs was sad and made me appreciate the book and the history behind their story. This is the burial place of almost all Russian stars, so... More 

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