SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
All of Russia's prerevolutionary rulers from Peter the Great onwards (except Peter II and Ivan VI) are buried inside this cathedral. The...
This fascinating museum charts the history of the St Petersburg region from medieval times to 1918. What starts as a fairly...
Peter & Paul Fortress
Housing a cathedral where the Romanovs are buried, a former prison and various exhibitions, this large defensive fortress on Zayachy...
This swank spot is part restaurant, part lounge and 100% upper-class. Set within the western bastion of the Peter & Paul Fortress,...
Peter & Paul Fortress, Zayachy Ostrov · interesting places nearby
Bell Tower information
The Cathedral's 122.5m-high bell tower is the second structure in St Petersburg after the television tower. At the base there is a small exhibition about the renovation of the tower in 1997, as well as an up-close inspection of the bell-ringing mechanism. The main reason to climb all these steps, of course, is for the magnificent 360-degree panorama.
Tickets for guided tours (in Russian only) are sold at the boathouse information centre; if you're happy to look around on your own then buy your ticket inside the cathedral.