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Peter and Paul Cathedral

Petropavlovskaya Krepost, 1, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
+7 812 498-05-26
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Imperial Cathedral inside the Island Fortress

Peter & Paul Cathedral is the tallest building in St Petersburg's historic area and is the focal... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Wesley C
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Tucson, United States
Cathedral is fine, but others are prettier

The reason most people visit this cathedral is because it is where the Tsars and their families are... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
LibbyH1
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Petropavlovskaya Krepost, 1, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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+7 812 498-05-26
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Peter & Paul Cathedral is the tallest building in St Petersburg's historic area and is the focal point of the Fortress. This beautiful Cathedral dates to the 1720s. Many of the Romanov tsars are buried in the Cathedral, including the last rulers Nicholas & Alexandra.

1  Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The reason most people visit this cathedral is because it is where the Tsars and their families are buried. The cathedral is in the Peter and Paul Fortress. It was a nice stopover, but if you have limited time, visit some of the other cathedrals...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Cathedral is the first stone church in St. Petersburg, raised in the time of Peter the Great and designed by Domenico Trezzini. The bell tower of Cathedral is the tallest world's Orthodox bell tower. Inside are the imperial tombs. The cathedral's architecture also features...More

1  Thank SafirAlbastru
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoined my visit with a lovely tour guide. Thank you Natalia. You have been helpful to us during the tour. Wish you best if luck.

Thank Fares A
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Dont believe them that the 600руб ticket includes everything. IT DOESN'T!! They rent various parts of the museums to 3rd party companies. You have to pay extra for many other exhibits and to walk on top of the wall, etc. We left feeling very ripped...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you chose to come to Russia for the history, add this to your list. This is where many Tsars are buried with history to be had.

Thank Natasha C
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is within the Peter and Paul Fortress, however its thin golden spire is a very visible landmark form up and down the Neva. A cool and shady interior is an impressive open space, with no fixed seating increasing the available...More

1  Thank Sandra and Alan S
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Peter and Paul Cathedral, located inside Peter and Paul Fortress, is the oldest building in St. Petersburg and the interior is simply stunning. In addition to an amazing iconostasis, the cathedral holds the tombs of Russian tsars since Peter the Great.

1  Thank denver60
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very crowded when we were there...because it is so amazing. Resting space of most of the Czars. Gilded beyond belief.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The cathedral is pretty, but if your time in St Petersburg is limited, you will be much happier if you visit The Church of The Spilled Blood and St Issac's Cathedral. Both of these are far more beautiful and interesting than this one. Yes, the...More

2  Thank Connie S
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