St. Petersburg – Cathedrals of St. Petersburg

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Travel to the city center and be introduced to the history of St. Petersburg. Your first stop is at the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. The Peter and Paul Fortress was founded in 1703 and is considered to be the birth place of St. Petersburg. The cathedral, designed by Trezini is a distinctive, majestic landmark and known to be the burial ground for many members of the Romanov Royal family.

From the fortress you’ll head towards the Church on the Spilled Blood, built in memory of Alexander the II on the spot where he was assassinated. Inside is a collection of mosaics that covers over 8,400 square yards with jeweler’s enamel. Your last photo stop is at St. Isaac’s Square. The St. Isaac’s Cathedral, built between 1818 and 1858, is the largest church in St. Petersburg with the capacity of 10,000 people.