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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. With our custom trip planner, St. Petersburg attractions like Peter and Paul Cathedral 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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  • The current Cathedral. You can buy tickets-you can go just as a believer. Inside-burial of members of the Royal family.
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  • מדהים ביותר - עושר של קישוטי זהב, גם דמויות וגם עמודים וכו'. במקום גם קבריהם של "גדולים" שונים. מיקום מעניין יחד עם המצודה. 
  • Cathedral to visit. Wasn't my favorite visits, but if it has time, deserves to be visit. Being isolated on an island, it is too cold if you are visiting in autumn or winter season.
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  • One shouldn't miss this island and its Cathedral while visiting St. Petersburg. It is a must. Just be prepared for huge crowds.
  • 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.
  • Iconic church, absolutely beautiful inside and the tombs of the Russian Tzars are also here including the tomb of the last Tzar, Nicholas II and his family.
  • 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.