Peter and Paul Cathedral near Saint Petersburg, Russia - Encircle Photos

20 Peter and Paul Cathedral near Saint Petersburg, Russia

If you travel roundtrip to Peterhof Place by water, you might see Peter and Paul Cathedral in the town of Petergof overlooking Olgin Pond. However, you will miss a much-deserved close up. This striking Russian Orthodox church designed by Nikolay Sultanov has Kievan Russian features similar to the famous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg. They are also contemporaries; both were built during the first decade of the 20th century and funded by the imperial family of Nicholas II. What is surprising is this magnificent structure – the tallest of the five spires is nearly 200 feet tall – was built for the townspeople to worship. This church should not be confused with Peter and Paul Cathedral located in Saint Petersburg.

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Prospekt Sankt-Peterburgskiy, 32, Petergof, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198510

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