Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Peterhof

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Religious Site Church
Visit Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and admire its red-brick walls, glazed tiles, ornate decoration, and five spires arranged in the shape of a tent. The story goes that the cathedral was built in the Neo-Russian style in 1904 for common people, who were not allowed into palace churches. A viewing platform around the church's 60 m (197 ft) high central spire provides views over the marshland and pine forest all the way to St. Petersburg. The interior of the church features three icon-stands: two made of white Carrara marble and one of majolica. Climb the high, well-lit gallery to look for the special places for consecrating eggs and Easter cakes. Make Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul a part of your St. Petersburg vacation plans using our St. Petersburg itinerary builder.
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  • The structure is amazing. There is also a park just nearby and its surrounding is full of artists, painters, musicians etc..  more »
  • Another "must do" visit in St Petersburg: stunning gilt work and tombs of the assasinated Romanov family. Can be very busy  more »
  • The architecture is stunning and the interior is solemn. From the first Tsar Peter the Great to the last Tsar Nicholas II and families are buried here. Here we learnt about the bloody encounter of Tsa...  more »