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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 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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An iconic must see

Once again over crowding was a problem, but this place just had to be seen. As well as the graves of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, there is the heart rending side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once again over crowding was a problem, but this place just had to be seen. As well as the graves of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, there is the heart rending side chapel with the graves of the last of the Romanovs.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have recently returned from a baltic cruise on Celebrity Eclipse .As usual Celebrity didn't fail to impress . Food, crew, stateroom attendent, waiters and sommelier in all the restaurants, shows and activities were all excellent.We have used Celebrity a few times, but this time every day you could find the Captain mingling with the passengers somewhere on the ship.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest cathedral in the city and the second tallest structure. It is also where nearly all the rulers, since Peter the Great, are laid to rest. It built, as Peter the Great wanted, in the Baroque style with Dutch influence. The central altar is lavish, as are most of the ornamentations. An incredible place to visit. But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest church in St. Petersburg and as the main building on Peter and Paul Fortress, the birthplace of St. Petersburg. Until 2012, its golden flying angel (guardian of SPG) on the spire was the tallest (122.5m) in the city. The golden spire can be spotted easily on the bank of Neva River across from the Hermitage. Here... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual for Russian Orthodox churches, the bell tower is part of the church structure. This is a lovely church and considered by St Petersburgians to be the most important church in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral built by Peter the Great and located inside of Peter and Paul fortress. It has very tall bell tower. There placed the tombs of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family which were killed by "reds" in 1918. The cat from my photo is living in the cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within this edifice are the remains of most of the great leaders of Russia but, most poignantly, the remains of the Romanov family who's murders are understandable in historical perspective but no less brutal for all that's: such a pity that their Western Europen relatives would not give them sanctuary. "A significant event took place in the cathedral on July... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful altar and pulpit in the burial place of the Tzars. The entire place both inside and out is grand. Should not be missed on a visit to the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know about this fort or cathedral until I arrived in St Peterburg so it was a nice surprise to visit it before the Hermitage

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Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a building which by Russian standards is relatively simple but it is still well worth a visit. It is the burial place of many of Russia's Emperors.

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