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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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This is so amazing there are no words. This is a very sacred church. It is where most of the Tsars are buried including the last Tsar and his family. Fascinating!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is so amazing there are no words. This is a very sacred church. It is where most of the Tsars are buried including the last Tsar and his family. Fascinating!

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The needle pointed tower is a landmark in St. Petersburg. The rest of the edifice may not strike the eye. Since it was closed, I just enjoyed it from outside.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This Cathedral is the burial site of all of the Tsars of Russia from Peter I onwards. There is a separate chapel for the bodies of Nicholas II, the last Tsar and his family.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

One of the first building in the city and holds most of the remains of various Russian royals 10/10.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 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 November 27, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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 November 16, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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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