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Peter and Paul Cathedral

Sobornaya Sq., 1 | Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
+7 812 230-64-31
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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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Sobornaya Sq., 1 | Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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"burial place"
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"romanov family"
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"final resting place"
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"golden spire"
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"buried here"
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"tallest building"
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"small chapel"
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"bell tower"
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"russian emperors"
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"white marble"
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"separate room"
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"baroque style"
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"neva river"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest church in St. Petersburg, and also the second-tallest building in the city (after the television tower). It is home to the graves of most of the Romanov rulers of Russia from Peter the Great onward. Peter's grave is at the front...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s amazing to hear the Russian history of its Royal family, they are all buried here, Catherine the Great and Peter the Great aa well as other major important figures. Highly recommend, although be warned there are big group tours that take place and it...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Despite knowing the Fortress was closed during the middle of the week, we still ventured to the settlement to take a look at take in as much as we could. We ideally wanted to look inside the Cathedral but even if we had been able...More

Thank Greg W
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Quite simply the most beautiful church I have ever seen! Go in January ( no crowds) and catch dawn over the Hermitage as you cross the Neva and you will see the sun shining on the golden spire and glowing on the windows. Wonderful. The...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Beautiful church housing the tombs of the tsars. In a side chapel sits the memorials to the last Romanov Tsar and his family.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

An entry ticket is required to visit here. Dont be fooled by the simple exterior. Once you step inside you will be spell bound by the beauty and grandeur of the interior. Gilded and baroque. It left me speechless. It is also the resting place...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This incredible cathedral hosts the most famous Kings and Queens’ tombs of the Russia. Emotional the part in which are the rests of Nicola II and his family. Absolutely stunning

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Another stunningly beautiful place to visit. Has many of the Tzars and royals interred within Cost £8 for entry.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It is hard to imagine how the designer of the inside of the cathedral could ever have imagined the finished article. It is stunning. Forget the reason why it is there for a moment and just marvel at the scale and beauty of it. Then...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This Cathedral was built in the early 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great. It is in the centre of the Peter & Paul Fortress & has the tallest Orthodox bell tower in the world. The interior is quite light & airy with...More

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I didn’t see a dress a code on their information guide however going by what I saw, a respectable dress code. I would recommend knee length shorts or skirts, and some sort of t shirt. Basically certain areas covered. I... More
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