Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

At Peter and Paul Cathedral, 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 and other attractions to your St. Petersburg trip itinerary using our St. Petersburg online road trip planner .
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  • It was too crowdy, hence the 4 instead of 5, but the feeling of seeing the graves of the Tsar family, knowing their history, was awesome. And it is so beautiful. And impressive. And so suitible for th...  more »
  • Also this temple gave the construct of the Tsar Peter I. Great. The author of the temple is the Swiss master Domenico Trezzini, which also built the Petropavlovia fortress. In the years 1712-1733. The temple is spectacular. Gold did not save here. At the same time, all the imperative of Russia is buried from Peter the great right, before the left is Catherine II. The temple also includes members of the assassinated family of Czar Nicholas II. The local cat does not cry, it's homemade temples cat. Petrohradans Love cats. For several reasons.
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  • Hugely impressive and significant cathedral. Almost all of the Tsars from Peter the Great are buried inside as well as the empress Catherine the Great. The remains of the last Tsar Nicholas II and his...  more »
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  • Yet another Architecture marvel, everything is maintained so well. You just can't miss out these. The interiors dating back from like hundreds of years back were just stunning.
  • Very beautiful place. Definitely worth a visit. But if you're with a baby carage or on a wheelchair it may cause some unpleasant moments of riding on a cobblestone yard. There are paths and ramps that pretend to be useful but what are you going to do if in the middle of the path there is a porch of some building... Still have to turn and have these moments (less than you'd have if you'd go without using paths)
  • Steeped in history ornate and beautiful a cathedral filled with stories of the Russian Royal family
  • Historical place . The place will give you a introductio about it. So try to visit an know the history Behind the place 🙏
  • Not the biggest attraction of ST. Petersburg. Nice to have a walk around the building but if have not much time I recommend other place and churches in the city.
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