Today, this unique historical complex, which consists of an ensemble of buildings on the premises besides the fortress itself, including Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
, the burial vault for the Russian emperors. During the tour through the cathedral, you will see the sarcophagi of members of the imperial family (starting with Peter I). A symbolic event occurred when the remains of the last Russian emperor’s family, Nicholas II, who were shot in 1918, were reinterred in the cathedral (in 1998).
The picturesque view of Peter and Paul Fortress and the cathedral that opens up from the banks of the Neva River is Saint Peterburg’s “calling card.”