Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Peterhof

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and other St. Petersburg attractions using our handy St. Petersburg trip planner.
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  • Cannot imagine how the artists accomplished these. You think that there are paintings on the walls. Again the vastness is unreal.  more »
  • The Cathedral is located on the grounds of the Peter and Paul Fortress. It was built from 1713 to 1722. Here, most Russian Czars have been buried since the 18th century. The 122 m high tower of the Cathedral with a 7 m high Angel statue on the gold-plated top was the tallest building in the city until the construction of the Tower last century.
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  • about egoarhitekture much has been written, but inside-soars Holiness, silence, what is lost in many large cathedrals
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