Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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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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  • Beautiful old church where history lies with Catherine the Great. a must see when i St. Petersburg. . walking around and looking at everything brought back memories of High school and thinking.....  more
    Beautiful old church where history lies with Catherine the Great. a must see when i St. Petersburg. . walking around and looking at everything brought back memories of High school and thinking.....  more »
  • An impressive cathedral, towering in the center of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Its silhouette is one of the most recognizable symbols of St. Petersburg. Inside is the tomb of the emperors of... 
    An impressive cathedral, towering in the center of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Its silhouette is one of the most recognizable symbols of St. Petersburg. Inside is the tomb of the emperors of...  more »
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral stands on a tiny island on Neva river inside the same name fortress. The place is considered the birthplace of the Imperial capital, as Peter the Great built the fortress in.....  more
    Peter and Paul Cathedral stands on a tiny island on Neva river inside the same name fortress. The place is considered the birthplace of the Imperial capital, as Peter the Great built the fortress in.....  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral with great historical significance. Every corner inside and around is splendid. A must visit place in st Petersburg.
  • Nice place during summer for picnic and taking pictures
  • Well done , quaint little place for a palace, but absolutely well maintained 👌👌
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral is an amazing sign of the great art of architecture in Russia which goes back to year 1712. it's located in St. Petersburg, Russia and it was really glamorous and fascinating to visit and i absolutely suggest everyone to visit this place and enjoy all that beauty :)
  • Amazing place. Buildings look beautiful covered with white snow during the winters.

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