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During the tour you will discover principles of construction of the 18th century city fortress and enter Saint-Peter and Paul Cathedral-the historical monument of the first half of the 18th century Russian architecture and acting Orthodox temple, the Romanov’s Burial Vault, learn the story of foundation of Saint-Petersburg.
Cost: 3000 RUB
Type of the tour: walking
The tour is available on English and Russian
The story of St Petersburg started from Peter and Paul Fortress, located in the heart of the city. The date of its foundation is considered the birthday of St Peterburg.
Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the main sanctuaries of Saint-Petersburg and a symbol of the northern capital. Today the Neva banks panorama can be hardly imagined without Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral sharp gilded steeple, crowned with the figure of an angel — the guardian of the city. A special place among Petersburg churches has always been belonged to the cathedral named the patron saint of Petersburg — Saint Peter — the Apostle. The burial place of the Russian Imperial Family, the military honour memorial of Russia, the city metropolitan cathedral (1733-1858) — from the date of its foundation the cathedral has been an important centre not only for religious as well as for state and political life of the Russian Empire.
Cathedral admittance fee is not included.