Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, St. Petersburg

At Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, see the extravagant tombs of almost all the Russian rulers since Peter the Great, who commissioned the church in the beginning of the 18th century. The existing Baroque cathedral was erected on the site of an earlier wooden one. The highlight of the interior is the 18th-century iconostasis constructed by more than 40 Moscow architects under the lead of Ivan Zarudny. For views of the city, climb the tower toward a needlelike spire topped by a flying angel holding a cross. You can still find fresh flowers on the grave of Peter the Great, nearly 300 years after his death. Add Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор and other attractions to your St. Petersburg trip itinerary using our St. Petersburg online road trip planner .
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  • On the Hares ' island relics of the Romanov tsars, very sad place, brings different thoughts. If not killed King, can be lived differently, very disappointing that the whole world lives like in a fairy tale, and as always, we only live history.
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  • Petersburg is beautiful at any time of the year! And at restaurants near the hotel Asteria: Chinese NIHAO-prkrasnaja kitchen, but through Fontanka, opposite Taste is-original design and submission, there is intrigue, go-see!)
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  • 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 glo...  more »
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  • Beautiful church and the remains of the Romanovs are here too. Very cool!
  • Even more spectacular inside than outside. Inside rest the tombs of all the zars except two.
  • Really nice cathedral! But too pricey. Isaak's is twice as beautiful and twice as cheap as this one. Although it was a pleasure to see all the emperors of latest Russian history (300years)
  • Historically quite significant because of all the Romanovs interred here. Decorative features for this burial church are beautiful, but not exceptional.
  • Although it is a nice church having a bunch of tumbs, it is better to go through city center churches if you are in a hurry and skip this. If you have time include it into the tour :)

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