Peter and Paul cathedral in St. Petersburg

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Peter and Paul cathedral in St. Petersburg

Peter and Paul cathedral in St. Petersburg: opening hours, address, admission, excursions

Opening hours:

Mo, Th, Fr, Sa 10:00-18:00
We closed
Tu 10:00-17:00
Su 11:00-18:00

Sale of tickets finishes 1 hour before closing time.

Address

Zayachy Island, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia

Metro

Gorkovskaya

Admission:

  • Adults: – 450 RUR
  • Children under 16: – 250 RUR

Guided tour for individuals to the Peter and Paul cathedral

Excursions
Peter and Paul cathedral in the Peter and Paul fortress and Imperial tombs (walking tour)
St. Petersburg city tour with Peter & Paul Fortress (by car)

Peter and Paul cathedral in the Peter and Paul fortress – important tourist information

Which are the interesting things to see in the Peter and Paul cathedral inside the fortress bearing the same name?

You can see the original fresco “Deisis of the apostles Peter and Paul before Jesus Christ”, created by P. Titov. The fresco is located on the western facade of the Peter and Paul cathedral, the facade is also decorated with six pilasters on both sides, and the dome with the cupola.

Why does the Peter and Paul cathedral attract so many tourists from around the world?

It was constructed in the very beginning of the XVIII century and still preserves the spirit of those times. By constructing the Peter and Paul cathedral, Peter the Great wanted to create the most impressive cathedral in the capital. It may seem astonishing, but the cathedral is 61 meters long. The belfry of the Peter and Paul cathedral serves as a point of reference for the citizens of Saint-Petersburg. In order not to miss the most interesting things and find out many amazing facts about the cathedral, we recommend you to book a tour with a St.-Petersburg personal guide.

What are the possible difficulties you may face during the visit and how to avoid them?

Your visit may be darkened by large queues while buying tickets in order to get inside the Peter and Paul cathedral, particularly during weekends and holidays. To save time, we recommend you to order the services of a Saint-Petersburg personal guide in English, who will take care of the tickets. Our company Holarussia for many years has been aiming to make tourist’s stay in our city comfortable and to provide them with interesting and informative tours.

Helpful advices for the visitors of the cathedral:

☞ If you come to the Peter and Paul cathedral at 12 PM, you’ll see the ceremony of the midday cannon shot.

☞ If you want to see the ceremonial changing of the guard, then come to the cathedral any Saturday from the end of May to October. You will see the military parade that starts at 11:55
☞ To enjoy the magnificent view of the Peter and Paul cathedral environs, we advise you to climb the bell tower.

Want to visit the Peter and Paul cathedral with an English-speaking St.-Petersburg guide? Then book a tour here.

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