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Peter and Paul Cathedral

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The oldest and one of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg is popular for the spectacular view provided by the thin, gilded needle-like spire rising from its bell tower. The graves of nearly all Romanov rulers since Peter the Great are here.
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Sobornaya Sq., 1 | Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is less ornate than some of the much larger Russian Orthodox churches located in St. Petersburg. It was built by Peter the Great over the 1712 to 1733 period. Of the world’s Russian Orthodox churches, it had the tallest bell...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the Peter and Paul fortress the spire of the cathedral can be seen from just about anywhere. Busy place.

Thank Zhukov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is located on the Peter and Paul Fortress, the city's first defensive edifice. We were on a bus tour of St. Petersburg and were so glad we stopped here. Most of the Russian czars are buried in this cathedral. It also has the...More

Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was unremarkable on the outside, but was very pretty and ornate on the inside. It is the oldest church in St. Petersburg and many Russian rulers are buried there. I found the history of the church to be...More

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we are sick of churches, we went in. Interesting history of the Romanovs as they are buried here.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The spectacular spire on this cathedral draws you to the building. As with a lot of the Russian Orthodox churches that I saw, this is highly gilded and ornate inside. It was interesting to see the last resting place of the Russian rulers. We weren't...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

No visit to St Petersburg would be complete without experiencing this magnificent structure. The fact that it's the burial place of ALL the Russian Czars is reason enough to explore and wander through the Peter and Paul. It's very impressive both inside and out. Don't...More

Thank flcIII
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The outside of the church is pretty but the inside is unbelievable. A must see while in Russia. Love these old churches.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the cathedral during our trip to the Peter and Paul Krepost on a hot summer day. Each site inside the Krepost is independent and tickets can be purchased separately. The Cathedral is honestly the main attraction and hence this is where you will...More

Thank Boyana T
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is one of the St. Petersburg attractions that is near the bottom of my list. I think you can give the fortress a miss but it's a closer call on the cathedral. This is where a lot of the former czars are interred and...More

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Response from TONI1955 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see a dress a code on their information guide however going by what I saw, a respectable dress code. I would recommend knee length shorts or skirts, and some sort of t shirt. Basically certain areas covered. I... More