The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Peterhof

20 May

One more interesting building to visit when you’re in Peterhof is the Russian Orthodox cathedral of saints Peter and Paul. The Cathedral is located just across the main street from the Upper Gardens of the Grand Palace. This Cathedral is built in a more traditional russian architecture style than most cathedrals and churches in Saint Petersburg. It has a pyramidal shape crowned with five tented heads. Unfortunately you’re not allowed to take photos inside russian orthodox churches. But this one is richly and very beautifully decorated inside. If you take a marshutka from Baltisky Railwaystation in Saint Petersburg you can jump of at the bus stop just beside the cathedral. Very cheep, cost only 50 rubles (1,2 €). If you’re not comfortable with the public transport in Russia, you can always buy an excursion. There are lots of companies offering a broad variety of excursions.

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (Собор Петра и Павла) a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Peterhof, 25 km east of Saint Petersburg, Russia.The construction of the cathedral begun in 1894 and was completed in 1904. On the 12th of June 1905 the cathedral was consecrated in the presence of the Tsar family. The side chapels of Saint Alexander Nevsky and Saint Xenia were consecrated on the 28th of August the same year.The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is built in the spirit of 16th and 17th century Russian architecture. Exteriorly it has a pyramidal shape crowned with five tented heads. The height of the cathedral is about 70 meter.

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Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Peterhof, Photo, Saint Petersburg


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One response to “The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Peterhof

  1. Yulz

    February 19, 2012 at 15:09

    Beautiful photograph! I was baptized in this very same perish as a small child. Thank you for sharing!


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