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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  • Beautiful, slightly sad historical place. It is interesting to walk along the walls of the fortress. Lots of different excursions.
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  • For crying out loud, the entrance to the Cathedral with a bunch of tombs is more expensive than the Hermitage. And for this money they don't even bother to make a translation for foreign visitors of an exposition about the Romanovs, quality beyond decency and 21 century. There's "on my own" written by hand and primotano the handle with duct tape!
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  • Despite knowing the Fortress was closed during the middle of the week, we still ventured to the settlement to take a look at take in as much as we could. We ideally wanted to look inside the Cathedral...  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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