Peter and Paul's Cathedral
The pointed spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral, built between 1712 and 1733, dominates the cityscape on the Neva River.
Gate to Peter and Paul Fortress
Coat of arms on the gate
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.
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