Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, St. Petersburg

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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. With our custom trip planner, St. Petersburg attractions like Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Just fly over it, out of curiosity... the only real "attraction" is the "Romanov" graves, a site meeting any
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  • Much as I would have wanted to visit the last resting place of Nicholas II , I couldnt get the time . However the view from afar was spectacular. The spire covered in gold shone bright and can be seen...  more »
  • Here are buried the Czars and the rulers of Russia. A visit is worthwhile for history buffs. Actually, the entire fortress is an interesting, even the old prisons, but also the look on with fortifying Nevu.
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  • 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)
  • Not only the cathedral visit is a worth visit, but also the fortress itself is so nice to see!
  • Very interesting cathedral with quite atypical baroque interior, together with an interesting exhibition on the Romanov tsars and relatives buried there. Would do well to have more information on each of the personalities buried there.
  • Beautiful marble columns in the cathedral. Here is a place of the tombs of Romanov monarchs. Remember to respect the bodies with them. I saw a lot of people came here for doing this with love.
  • Beautiful church. Inside, there are the tombs of the Russian Czars, including the last one, Nikolai and his family. Very interesting piece of relatively recent history. Recommended.

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