St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress, Saint Petersburg

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    peter and paul fortress,st peter's gate

    by cbeaujean Written Oct 9, 2002

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    the day they put the first brick to build the fortress,the oldest building in st petersburg,on the 16th of may 1703,is considered as the city birthdate.
    it's very rare to know so exactly a city birtdate!
    they prepare something great for the tricentenary.....in 2003...

    on the gate,tsar's armory.a bicephalous eagle.

    st peter's gate
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    peter and paul's fortress and cathedral

    by cbeaujean Written Oct 9, 2002

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    the cathedral with a very thin spire...built between 1714 and 1733.
    its tower 121,8m high,as the admiralty tower, is the city new landmark....this new city "looking the so wanted europe",as peter the great's will....
    inside the romanov's mausoleum...excepted peter II they are all here,since the last ceremony in 1998 when they buried nicholas II,his wife and their five children exhumed from ekaterinenburg.

    st peter's cathedral
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    Peter-Paul fortress

    by figge Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is the place where St.Petersburg was born.
    Peter the great built the church, where all the czars are buried. The fortress produced coins first and then it was used as a prison. Nowdays, there is a cosy City Museum here.

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    VISIT THE FAMOUS ST. PETER AND...

    by eden_teuling Written Aug 24, 2002

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    VISIT THE FAMOUS ST. PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL on the Northern bank or the river NEVA.
    This was Czar Peter the Great's first construction word! Later on it became a real citadel built of bricks and stones.
    PURE BEAUTY! And... the oldest building there is the small wood house where Peter the Great lived (built in 1703) The little house is now IN a museum that was built around it! It was this Czar Peter the Great that came to the Netherlands to learn how to build ships and boats (see my St. PETERSBURG page.......)

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    the oldest church in St. Petersburg

    by marktynernyc Written May 29, 2007

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    The graves of most of the Romanov rulers of Russia from Peter the Great onward are buried here. The interior is over-the-top and a confectionary delight.

    Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul

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    Holidays: Firework Salutes

    by sennaya Written May 11, 2007

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    Almost every major holiday will involve fireworks and a rocket salute. People line up on both sides of the Neva River to watch teh launchings from the Peter and Paul Fortress.

    Fireworks over the vasilevsky Island point, Neva R Salute over Neva River May 9 Day of Victory Peter and Paul Fortress firework launching
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    Peter and Paul fortress

    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 29, 2006

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    Another great attraction. Plenty of little museums inside the complex, and walking along the fortress walls is fun as well. Gives a great view over the Neva river.

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    Peter and Paul Fortress

    by cfuentesm Written Nov 28, 2005

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    It's here where the city's histpry is considered to have begun and it also the heart of St Petersburg. It's a magical and beautiful place.

    Peter and Paul Fortress Peter and Paul Fortress Peter and Paul Fortress Peter and Paul Fortress Views from Bridge Peter and Paul Fortress and Fog
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    St Peter and St Paul

    by KieronP Written Apr 3, 2005

    Another wonderful gold topped building in St Petersburg, unfortunately I am terrible at photography and couldn't get the whole spire in from up close!!

    St Peter and St Paul

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    ST PETER AND PAUL FORT WITH CATHEDRAL SPIRE

    by RACCOON1 Updated Oct 9, 2004

    The St. Peter and Paul Fort houses the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral as well as the Mint. It is on an island in the Neva River

    ST PETER AND PAUL FORT WITH CATHEDRAL SPIRE

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    Peter and Paul Cathedral

    by seagoingJLW Written Jun 17, 2004

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    Here you will see the tombs of the Tzars. The interior of the cathedral has some beautiful artwork and decoration.

    The exterior can be seen from just about anywhere in St. Petersburg.

    Artwork and Decoration
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    St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress

    by seagoingJLW Written Jun 17, 2004

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    This is where it all began. The fortress was built before anything else. It was for political prisoners.
    The walls are very thick.

    Here is a photo of a cell used for the political prisoners.

    cell at Peter and Paul Fortress
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    The Nave

    by Sharrie Updated Jan 6, 2004

    In the center of the nave is the gilded iconostasis.
    Shaped like a triumpal arch, it symbolize the war & peace era.
    What's most unusual here is that it has 43 icons & a few statues.

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    Tomb of Nicholas II

    by don_kam Written Oct 18, 2003

    This is the tomb of NIcholas II and his family.

    The supposed remains of the last Russan Czar and his family lies peacefully in the cathedral

    Tomb of Nicholas II & family

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    Tomb of Peter the Great

    by don_kam Updated Oct 18, 2003

    This is the tomb of Peter the Great.

    From the entrance, it is to the far right corner of the cathedral.

    Tomb of Peter the Great

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