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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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Romanov royal family burial place

This is the burial place for all of the Romanov family including the latest Tzar with his family that was brutal killed in Ekaterinburg.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting little cathedral with an interesting history. If you have a week in St. Petersburg, it should be worked into the itinerary. But if you only have a couple days, there are many more spectacular sites to see. Don't go expecting a typical European cathedral. This one is very small and plain in comparison to many of... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is the burial place for all of the Romanov family including the latest Tzar with his family that was brutal killed in Ekaterinburg.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Another magnificent cathedral and burial place for my of the royals. We particularly enjoyed the "cathedral cat" who resides there and is petted by all the tourists.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place is an absolute must say with so much detail inside it's incredible. It's also the burial place of many of the countries most important leaders

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a whistle stop visit as part of a two day tour but so glad to have seen this. As we approached the grounds of the fortress I wasn't sure what we going to see, and then as we walked over the cobbles we saw a fairly plain, unimposing building, with an angelic weather vane on top of its... More 

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Waterlooville, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the must see sights on St petersburg, where all their great leaders (or nearly all of them) are buried. This is a fascinating building with all the history and memorials to the likes of Peter the Great, Catherine.... Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Take a guided tour. You'll not only get so much more out of the experience, but you'll be able to bypass the long line of single-ticket holders. Keep your personal belongings close! Pickpockets are watching for opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is not very impressive from the outside, but the inside is very rich, with gold display and marble everywhere. It is very crowded and you must have a guide to appreciate this cathedral because the beauty of it lies mostly in the history under its roof. This place houses the tombs of many historical figures of Russia, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Cathedral If you are used to or fan of gothic style churches, then this cathedral - as it was to me at the beginning - would be ordinary. The plastered walls made it seem so contemporary. You might be interested in purchasing an entrance ticket. That's where you're wrong. The inside is just amazing! Every ornament is gold-plated and... More 

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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