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Peter and Paul's Cathedral

Peter and Paul Cathedral

The pointed spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral, built between 1712 and 1733, dominates the cityscape on the Neva River.

Gate to the fortress

Gate to Peter and Paul Fortress

Coat of arms

Coat of arms on the gate

Peter and Paul Angel at the Spire

Here in the former court church is the resting place of many Russian tsars.
The pointed tower is 122.5 m high. At the very top hovers a 7m tall angel.

interior view

Splendid gold gleams on the inside


The many coffins in the church take up a relatively large amount of space. Tsarina Anna Ivanovna (1693-1740), Tsarina Catherine I (1684-1727) and Peter the Great (1672-1725) lie here.

View from Fortress Island across the Neva River to the palaces of St. Petersburg