SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
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...
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...
Peter & Paul Fortress, Zayachy Island · interesting places nearby
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral information
All of Russia's prerevolutionary rulers from Peter the Great onwards (except Peter II and Ivan VI) are buried inside this cathedral. The magnificent baroque interior is quite different from other Orthodox churches, and from May to October you can climb the landmark needle-thin spire of the bell tower (adult/child R250/150).