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A Travel Blog entry by vfrank from St. Petersburg, Russia
... the canals which is quite disturbing given how polluted and dirty the water is. Yuck! The fortress includes the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral that contains a magnificent baroque interior. Unfortunately, most of it was being restored so you could not see ...
A Travel Blog entry by hiwhthi from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russia
... found a park-like setting among several buildings. They included a mint, an old printing house, a political prison, and the Peter and Paul Cathedral. The Cathedral was named after the city's patron saints Peter and Paul, and is the location ...
A Travel Blog entry by sarahindenmark from St. Petersburg, Russia
... thought I had set my alarm wrong when I woke up as it was so dark. But anyways, our first stop was to the Peter and Paul Fortress. St. Petersburg is a new city, in the grand scheme of things. Of course, it's older than the United States, ...
A Travel Blog entry by lewy9715 from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russia
... 1/2hour in each main attraction – a War of 1812 exhibition, the State museum (which was really interesting), the St Peter & Paul cathedral and finally the prison. Satisfied, we made our way back over the bridges, past the winter palace and back ...
A Travel Blog entry by eatdessertfirst from St Petersburg, Russia
... House was a bit of a let down as it's basically a gift shop with an old boat in the middle. The St Peter's and St Paul's Cathedral was very ornate but we enjoyed the exhibition The History of St. Petersburg in the old Commandant's House After hours ...
A Travel Blog entry by dbworld2see from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation
... everyone else! After Peterhof we boarded a water taxi and traveled by river to our next stop on the tour, the Fortress and Cathedral of Peter and Paul. The Cathedral of Peter and Paul was explained to us as not the prettiest in St. Petersburg but ...
A Travel Blog entry by khillski from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation
... of permanent and temporary exhibitions charting the various aspects of the compound's past. The primary visitor attraction is the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of St. Petersburg's most striking buildings. The Peter and Paul Fortress is also the ...
A Travel Blog entry by happynomads from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russia
... which claims to be the widest bridge in the world at 97.3 metres. In the afternoon we returned to the fortress (and cathedral) of St. Peter and Paul. The cathedral is the resting place of many members of the Romanov family including the last Tsar of ...
A Travel Blog entry by johnnym from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation
... staff building and finally, just when I was meandering back along Nevsky prospect and not far from the hostel, Lutheran church of St. Peter and Paul-glanced left and there it was, lurking. It doesn't pay to walk around with head down, especially here. A ...
A Travel Blog entry by jimtrap from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation
... but was never required for that purpose. At midday, a noon gun is fired - it does make a noise ! The cathedral of Peter and Paul is impressive and the previous Tsars and their wives are buried there. Lunch at the Russian Vodka Museum followed. ...
A Travel Blog entry by mdesoto from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation
... with malachite columns that houses fabulous mosaics of religious scenes. The final excursion of the day was to the St. Peter and Paul Fortress, the original site of St. Petersburg. While it looks much like a military fortress, we went to see ...
A Travel Blog entry by canandlids from St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russia
... . This is our first room with air conditioning on the trip. Natalia took us on a city tour including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress. I have attached some photos of the area. We learned about the Peter the Great ...
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The oldest and one of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg is popular for the spectacular view provided by the thin, gilded needle-like spire rising from its bell tower. The graves of nearly all Romanov rulers since Peter the Great are here.