The gilded angel-topped cupola of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The gilded angel-topped cupola of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Peter and Paul fortress contains several notable buildings clustered around the Peter and Paul Cathedral (1712-1733), which has a 123.2-metre bell-tower (the tallest in the downtown) and a gilded angel-topped cupola. The cathedral is the burial place of all Russian tsars from Peter I to Alexander III, with the exception of Peter II. The remains of the Imperial martyrs, Nicholas II and his family and entourage, were also interred there, in the side St.Catherine's Chapel, on the 80th anniversary of their deaths, July 17, 1998. Towards the end of 2006, the remains of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna were brought from Roskilde Cathedral outside Copenhagen to finally rest next to her husband, Alexander III.
Location: Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Eastern Europe, Europe