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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 1 week ago via mobile

It’s cool but with the way some things are gated off, you can’t get close to see some of the bigger names. They have a big chart that shows who is where and it still felt a little confusing with the layout.

Thank lauren h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside we can find graves from all of the emperors, this place is suitable for people who love historical.

Thank wxiong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Completed in 1733, this is the resting place for tsars starting from Peter the Great to Nicholas II, with lots of other family members. Even beyond the resting place aspect, this is a spectacular cathedral, reflecting that this was the church of a ruling dynasty....More

Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will find this Russian Orthodox cathedral inside the Fortress of Peter and Paul. Here, Peter the Great decided to found the city. It is a beautiful church, inside and out. There are no seats, not because of the tombs of the czars, just because...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cathedral where even the Czars would have to stand during the sermons that could take about five or more hours. Amazing place, truly moving especially when you see the final resting place of the last Czar and his beloved family, given the way they were...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg, built between 1712 and 1733 on Hare Island along the Neva River. Both the cathedral and the fortress were originally built under Peter...More

Thank ramchabi
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This Cathedral is inside the Peter & Paul Fortress - the tombs of the Romanovs are so impressive and for the most part, all the royal family is buried here. This is a must see for anyone interested in Russian history and best done w/...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Another MUST visit. Great history of the Royal family of Russia. Most of the Romanov family are buried here. Lots of crowds so beware of picket pockets - yes, even within the church. Wonderful history if that is your passion. Would recommend a guide or...More

Thank Jim d
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is the oldest church in St. Petersburg, and also the second-tallest building in the city (after the television tower). It is home to the graves of most of the Romanov rulers of Russia from Peter the Great onward. Peter's grave is at the front...More

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

It’s amazing to hear the Russian history of its Royal family, they are all buried here, Catherine the Great and Peter the Great aa well as other major important figures. Highly recommend, although be warned there are big group tours that take place and it...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