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Peter and Paul Cathedral

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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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Beautiful Cathedral

If you have the time a visit to this ornate Cathedral is a good idea but there are several churches that are equally worth seeing in the city and if time is of the essence I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you have the time a visit to this ornate Cathedral is a good idea but there are several churches that are equally worth seeing in the city and if time is of the essence I would give this a miss.

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233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The cathedral is a gem on its own Island. We observed not only a beautiful place but one that is in use today. We were privledged to hear some of the brothers sing a cappela but then I learned that they were trying to sell some cd's and of course i bought some. It is a beautiful edifice that should... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I enjoyed my time at the Peter and Paul Cathedral and grounds. You could easily spend the day here. The Cathedral is lovely. The Commanders House is an amazing look at Russian History and well worth a look. I also visited the jail and can't imagine how awful it must have been to have been confined there. I also enjoyed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very Nice place to visit. Not too much to do there, Was closed when we went there. Walked around the area, Very nice! Helicopter ride there too, but I wouldn't get in that craft, if you can call it a craft, more like crap with rotors!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful inside and out. Not as big as a cathedral so don't expect huge but spacious and golden delicious. I highly recommend.

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New York
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Worth a visit, a resting place of many Russian leaders. Very crowded place but lines were manageable.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It's interesting to see, beautiful and calm place. But after The Hermitage and Church of the Savior on Blood maybe it won't be so impressive for you. Anyway, its part from the complex Peter and Paul Fortress, so it's worth to visit it.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The church is so beautiful inside. The color of the ceiling made for amazing photos. Very neat to see the tombs where the czars are actually buried. Very much worth a visit.

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Address: Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
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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