St. Petersburg — Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral


Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

One day after Vision of the Seas departed Tallinn, Estonia, we made port in St. Petersburg, Russia. This would be a two-day stay, starting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and ending around 6:00 p.m. the following day. During those two days we had quite the tour lined up with a fabulous tour operator — Alla Tours. I cannot say enough about this two-day adventure, which I will share with you over the next several weeks.

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

On Day One we hit many must-see sights, starting with Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Blood (Wednesday’s subject). Other destinations included the Peterhof Summer Residence, the upper gardens and fountain park at Peterhof, Catherine the Great’s Palace, a visit to an incredible subway station you simply have to see to believe, the Hermitage Museum, the Fabergé Museum, and a boat tour on the Neva River.

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

But today is dedicated to a church that appears rather nondescript on the outside, but awes with a gilded interior that will leave you stunned. Today we visit the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral:

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7 responses to “St. Petersburg — Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

  1. rogparish

    A small typo: “and Chursh of the Savior on Blood (Wednesday’s subject).”

    • Thank you so very much, Roger! I’ll fix that post haste.

      And thanks once again for dropping by. I really appreciate that.

  2. Thomas Hengler

    Doug, I shot a 85FS today, nice, but too snappy. Can you please help me find a 81FS, all I’m getting is NO NO NO. Thanks, Tom

  3. Thomas H

    I saw that one, a little apprehensive about a pa2n shop.