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Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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 is erected on the site of a former wooden church of STS. Peter and Paul. The author of the project of the building was the architect Domenico Trezzini. The architecture and the interior space of the Cathedral are made in non-traditional Russian culture style. Very bright looks fine needle like Spire going into the sky. Inside a very handsome carved iconostasis covered in gold leaf. The temple walls are painted with non-cult places way beyond biblical scenes, there are images of secular ornaments. Earlier in the Cathedral for centuries kept the trophy banners and symbolic keys from forts and cities, conquered the Russian army, now everything is transferred to the Hermitage.  The Cathedral serves as the burial place of the Imperial kind of Romanovs. 
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  • A must see location gives you great photos outside and has amazing interiors including the Czars tombs and their wives. you can film inside. 
  • Numeric symbolism dominates Orthodox cathedrals A single dome represents Jesus; three domes symbolizes the Holy Trinity, whereas 13 (as at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood) symbolizes Jesus and 1...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Visited on a raining day. It is really well decorated and beautiful in the Cathedral. It was crowded.
  • All Russian monarchs are buried here. Also the famous Romanof family, was murdered during the revolution in 1917. Nikolai the II was the last Zar of the Russian Empire.
  • A beautiful looking building at the centre of the Peter and Paul fortress, the golden spire is particularly picturesque and can be see from across the city
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