Peter and Paul Cathedral – St Petersburg | Attraction Guides | History Hit

Peter and Paul Cathedral – St Petersburg

okrug Kronverkskoe, Saint Petersburg, Russia

About Peter and Paul Cathedral – St Petersburg

The Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia was built by Peter the Great in the eighteenth century. Consecrated on 29 June 1733, Peter and Paul Cathedral is dedicated to saints Peter and Paul, the former being the city’s patron saint.

With its thin, soaring spire and baroque style, Peter and Paul Cathedral was the tallest building in St. Petersburg at the time it was built and also probably its most dramatic, most other churches in Russia bearing a very different architectural style.

Peter and Paul Cathedral is located in the Peter and Paul Fortress which was built by Peter the Great. One of the most significant elements of Peter and Paul Cathedral is that fact that almost every Russian leader from Peter the Great to Nicholas II are buried there, the notable exceptions being Peter II and Ivan VI.