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Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg 197046, 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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I would rate this as one of the top 10 items to see in St Petersburg. It's amazing to see the final resting place of many of the Kings and Queens of Russia. I would highly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tullinge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The golden tower of this cathedral can be seen from all of the city. The story how it was build is very impressive, including a free climb of 50 meter to the top. Inside there are a lot of very beautiful golden interior and also guided tours. I recommend some kind of guide here, IRL or the headphone type.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would rate this as one of the top 10 items to see in St Petersburg. It's amazing to see the final resting place of many of the Kings and Queens of Russia. I would highly recommend this if you visit St Petersburg.

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Frenchville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was wet and cold weather, we found this site interesting. We had seen a few cathedrals by this stage and we enjoyed this one here

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is a masterpiece of Russian religious art. As well on the outside as the inside gold has not been saved... The remains of many tsars are amidst the richdom of this Russian orthodox Church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tombs of all Imperial Russian rulers including Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and the last Romanov Czar Nicholas the Second are in this Cathedral. There are 41 tombs and most of them are encased in shiny white marble. We toured the grand interior and thought about the intrigue and glory that had been Romanov Russia.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not a great deal to see here once you have taken in the sumptuous interior and deciphered which Tzar is buried where but there is a kind on emotional frisson at being next to the remains of the Romanovs. Especially interesting is way in which it reflects their rehabilitation and has now been opened for burials for other surviving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

worth the visit if you have time. wonderful church. Romanov's resting place. Soviet Space museum on the grounds. Small but fun when you hit the Yuri Gargarin portion. A real space ship out front

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting cathedral with quite atypical baroque interior, together with an interesting exhibition on the Romanov czars and relatives buried here. Outdoor and indoor is equally amazing, bot beautiful.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress. Almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II, the last Tsar and his family. Among the emperors and empresses buried here was Catherine the Great. I visited the Cathedral after visiting the Fortress. I went with an... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I took a tour of this church while in St. Petersburg. In addition to the beauty inside, it has a very interesting history. The church is not open 7 days a week-it is closed during the week for one day-I think it is Wednesday but check yourself to be sure. It is across the river from other main buildings you... More 

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