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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
+7 812 230-64-31
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Cathedral is inside a fortress and The area is huge. The spire is very high and golden visible for miles. The inside OF The. Church is great and The altar is eye catching. The different Tombs OF The royale from Peter The great to...More

Thank GeneP788
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located inside St Peter and Paul fortress and costing between £4 and £5 entrance fee, no visit to St Petersburg would be complete without a visit here. Just about every Russian Tsar is interned here, including the remains of Nicholas II and his family. People...More

Thank GBJ-Cookies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting. Final resting place of the Tsars. Beautiful Cathedral. Lovely area surrounding for walks. Easy to walk to over the bridge form the Winter Palace area.

Thank hbrWoking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Decembrist square, Each is a photo stop and a place for the imagination to take full control of your senses

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I don't really understand all the fuss about the Peter and Paul Cathedral. It is nice, and it looks good inside, but the main claim of fame is that all the Russian tzars are buried there... Well the Russian Tzars are a very important part...More

Thank jcn_uk
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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 3 September 2018

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

Thank Zhukov
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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 29 August 2018

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 25 August 2018

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

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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