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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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Absolutely remarkable place for Russian History

Almost all Russian Tsars (except 2) were buried in this Cathedral. In July 1998 bodies of executed family of last Russian Tsar were also brought to Peter and Paul Cathedral. In... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an impressive building and of important historic significance for those interested in the Romanovs, but it's expensive for something that will take you 30 minutes to see every detail. Plenty of other things to see and do in St.Pete unless you have particular reason to go here.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Almost all Russian Tsars (except 2) were buried in this Cathedral. In July 1998 bodies of executed family of last Russian Tsar were also brought to Peter and Paul Cathedral. In one place you can find the graves of Peter the Great, Ekaterina II and many other Russian nobility for last 400 years. The ambiance and decoration of the place... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the purposes of my visit to SPB was to visit this church, and yes, you got to pay to enter, but there's no other way. This church houses the tombs of the imperial members of Russia if I'm not mistaken, from Peter I to the last Czar and his family and servants and doctor, right in the Chapel... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is the oldest church in Saint Petersburg and the tallest building in the city. The graves of almost all the rulers of Russia since Peter the great.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cathedral has a distinct air of both drama and gloom, housing the burial coffins of many of the great tsars and tsarinas. Situated in the Peter and Paul fortress, it is infused by the ghosts of many who suffered and died in torture or isolation in the fortress itself. The cathedral is best appreciated with the assistance of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To my mind, the exteriors and the prison, as well as the view of the winter palace from the pier, are much more worth the time than the actual cathedral. Many tombs are inside but if you are not into that kind of stuff, it may not be worth the deal. Pretty crowded as well.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Peter and Paul Cathedral, although not as opulent as St Isaac's or the Church of the Blood, is worth the visit. The Cathedral holds the Imperial tombs including that of the assassinated Romanovs. In this the Russians seem to have come to terms with their Tsarist past and the communist attempt to erase it from their history. The Cathedral... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion there are better churches to visit. It is a typical church,nothing special.If you don't have time to visit it, you won't loose a thing.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely. Not as icon-filled as other churches but most of the Romanovs are buried here, so you get a great feeling of being next to history.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main attraction of the fortress. Sereen, you sort of walk between the marble caskets, the grave tombs of the Romanovs. Go and see Peter, go and wonder why Nicolas and his entourage are in a seperate room and lavish yourself on conspiracy theories: the last Tsarevitsj is still not found! Do not leave the city without a visit here

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