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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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Orthodox Church.... with a difference!

The first stone church in Russia and the oldest in St.Petersburg. Built on Zayachy island along the Neva River under Peter the Great between 1712 & 1733 by architect Domenico... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Inverkip, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The first stone church in Russia and the oldest in St.Petersburg. Built on Zayachy island along the Neva River under Peter the Great between 1712 & 1733 by architect Domenico Trezzini inside the homonymous fortress, it has the world's tallest Orthodox bell tower. The golden spire is 123 m. high and there is an angel holding a cross on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Impressive and very, very crowed. When we visited there were long lines waiting to enter the church, and then many people inside at the same time. Worth taking a tour if it means a quicker admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I particularly like the color of the Church spire. If I remember correctly, the spire was once the tallest in St. Petersburg and nothing else was allowed to be built taller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We all learned in school about the horrible fate of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. This is where the family came to finally rest in this small Chapel of St. Catherine the Martyr on July 17, 1998. The Cathedral is beautiful, and is the resting place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In a city where the great cathedrals are now museums this one was well kept and stunning. It is the burial place of the czars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Knowing the history is the best way to appreciate this amazing place. You will learn about the history of the city, the Romanov dynasty, the suffering of the people, the disconnect between pauper and palace, and the ultimate tragedies that followed. It is a place to reflect on your previous days in St. Petersburg and to finally understand what led... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I will be loading some pictures later on but i have to tell you that every place i visited in RU is it amazing, i am coming back next year during the summer again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The church is where the tsars are buried so it's interesting to see. The church is over the top with gold and opulent (like the palaces). We didn't tour any of the grounds. It can be VERY crowded. Best seen with a tour guide. If you are in a small group (up to 6ish) you can usually skip the line-ups... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was our first stop on a very intensive tour of St.Petersburg and we were lucky to be one of the first tours into this beautiful cathedral with its tall spire which can be seen from many different places in the city. This is the final resting place of many of Russia's aristocracy - the small chapel dedicated to Nicholas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Peter the Great's tomb, Alexander II and his wife's tomb, Nicholas II and family tombs and the Romanov family are all here. It's a beautiful cathedral and the history is amazing.

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Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
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Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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