Grand-Ducal Burial Vault

Standing next to the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Grand-Ducal Burial Vault is the final resting place for 13 junior members of the Romanov family, as well as for Grand-Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, who was head of the Russian Imperial Family in exile until he died in 1992. Later, the remains of his parents were also moved to the vault. The eclectically styled building was constructed 1896-1908 by a team of architects including Leontiy Benois. Attached to the cathedral by a covered walkway, the Grand-Ducal Burial Vault is included in tours of the cathedral.

Grand-Ducal Burial Vault at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg, Russia