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Peter and Paul Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Built within Peter the Great’s 18th Century Peter and Paul Fortress, this elegant, early Baroque cathedral is still the second tallest building in the city, outdone only by the modern television tower. Almost every Russian ruler since the cathedral’s construction is interred here, and it is indeed a regal place, with a majestic iconostasis and the collection of huge, lavishly decorated tombs, many of which are carved from valuable monolithic stones. The bell tower is the cathedral’s pride, its gilded needle stretching up 404 feet, topped with an angel holding a cross.

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