Imperial Rooms of Peter and Paul Cathedral

  Petropavlovskaya krepost 3 ,   Petrogradsky          (+7) 812 230 64 31     more than a year ago
The Imperial Rooms are located within the Gallery which connects Peter and Paul’s Fortress with the Grand Ducal Burial Vault. In the early 20th century, they served as the resting place of the Imperial Family in the days they still visited the Cathedral. In that time, the architect L.N. Benoit created a reception room, a lounge, ladies room and smoking room–all decorated in the style of Louis XV. Unfortunately, none of this atmosphere or decor remains in tact to this day, but restorers have recreated the marble fireplaces and wall sconces. Today, tourists can see two rooms with scenic portraits of the Imperial Russian Monarchs: Peter I, Catherine I, Elizabeth I , Paul I, Alexander I, Nicholas I, Alexander II, & Nicholas II.

Another noteworthy points of interest in the exposition are the relics of Peter and Paul’s Cathedral: regalia of the deacon and details of the clothes of the priests of Peter and Paul ‘s Cathedral, the sacred altar cross; the icon on the fabric of mid-nineteenth century "the Savior in a crown of thorns". As well as items associated with the burial ceremonies and honouring the memory of the deceased members of the Romanov family.


City centre location
City card



Price/Additional Info

Admission 250 - 450Rbl.

Entrance to the exposition is included in single ticket for visiting museum expositions of the Peter and Paul Fortress or in ticket to Peter and Paul Cathedral.


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