Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Peter and Paul Cathedral Celebrates 300th Anniversary
8.06.2012 13:45
Peter and Paul Cathedral Celebrates 300th Anniversary

Erected on the grounds of the eponymous fortress, the magnificent Peter and Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg marks the 300th anniversary today.

      Designed by Domenico Trezzini and built between 1712 and 1723, in Peter the Great's lifetime, the cathedral is an elegant Baroque building in yellow and white colours. It was the first stone church in Petersburg and is considered the world's tallest Orthodox cathedral. The impressive bell-tower is decorated with an angel holding the cross, an important St. Petersburg symbol.

      Since 18th c. nearly all Russian emperors and tsarinas had been buried in the cathedral. The remains of Nicholas II family were interrred there in 2000; and in 2006 the Empress of Russia was reinterred in the cathedral, 28 years after her death in the exile.

      Since 1924 the cathedral has been a museum; religious services were partly resumed in 2000. St. Petersburg City government dedicated a special events programme to celebrate the anniversary of one of the city's principal landmarks. One of the exhibition trails the stately visits to the cathedral and the fortress by the foreign rulers and ministers.

      Source: RoadPlanet, Wikipedia.

Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: St Petersburg Russian history Russian tourism   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

"Pobeda Offers a New Service
Long-distance Train Tickets Will Contain Pictograms
Pobeda Will Fly to Spanish Reus
Moscow - Sofia Flights Were Launched
An Improvised Dive Centre On the Bank Of the Lena River

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Samara  Old Moscow  Russian women  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  satellite  Heroism   Ukraine crisis  Russian ballet  patriotic routes  migrant workers  Souvenirs  Archeology  Sochi Games   David Borovskii  Moscow  Monuments in Moscow  PayPal  Double-decker   the Krasnodar Region  Russian Cinema  Sverdlovsk region  Robert Dudley  Russian tourism  Moskva River  Space Exploration  Russian culture  Exhibitions in Moscow  Mosow State University  RAMS  Krasnodar  Spartak Moscow  Jeremy Clarkson   Kickstarter  Moscow taxi  Joseph Stalin  Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai)  Lunarium  Russian Literature  Stalin  Aushkul Lake  Sochi Paralympic Games 2014  Russian history  Saint Petersburg Museums  Show Business  Painting  St. Petersburg  Oceanariums  Russian business  Perm  Electronic Data Base 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites