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Peter and Paul Cathedral is the oldest church in St. Petersburg

The architectural monument of Petrine Baroque style. Peter and Paul Cathedral is the oldest church in St. Petersburg. Its construction began on  July 12, 1703 on the day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the newly founded fortress. The construction of the Cathedral upon the project and under the guidance of architect D. Trezzini took 20 years - from 1712 to 1732. Until 2012, the Cathedral with its height of 122.5 meters was the tallest building in St. Petersburg.

From the very beginning of the construction of the temple, Peter decided to turn it into a tomb of Russian rulers. The burials in the unfinished church started in the summer of 1708. Here all Russian tsars of the Romanov dynasty, except Peter II and Ivan VI, were buried.

Palace revolution epoch

The route will get you acquainted with the times that lasted from the death of Peter I till the enthronement of Catherine II

3 h

Religions of Saint Petersburg

The route will guide you through a rich variety of religious life of St.Petersburg

3 h

Dutchmen in Petersburg

This route gives you a chance to see Dutch trace in a culture and architecture of the city

Trezini's the first architect of Petersburg

The route helps to know more about D. Trezini, the main architect of Petersburg. You'll see the places where he lived and created as well as the most famous buildings that he designed.

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