- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert Says:
Royalists and tourists alike come here to pay their respects at this burial site for Russia's czars. Women should remember to bring a scarf to cover their head when inside the cathedral.
- This cathedral's monumental belfry, with its spire topped by an angel bearing a cross, is one of St. Petersburg's most distinctive landmarks. It stands at a height of 122.5 meters. The first wooden church in the Peter and Paul Fortress was built in 1703. The foundation stone of the cathedral was laid in June of 1712 and the cathedral was completed in 1732 and inaugurated on June 29, 1733. There is also beautiful iconostasis, showcasing the finest traditions of Russian woodcarving.
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