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Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

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Address: Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
Phone Number: (812) 230-64-31
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Built as a fortress in 1703 by Peter the Great, this building was used...
Built as a fortress in 1703 by Peter the Great, this building was used instead as a political prison under the czars, and houses the City History Museum, the Mint, and the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
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Walls constructed to protect the fortress surround this historical site. Inside you will find the cathedral, bell tower, and mint! There's a souvenir shop for those interest in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Walls constructed to protect the fortress surround this historical site. Inside you will find the cathedral, bell tower, and mint! There's a souvenir shop for those interest in purchasing mementoes. Beware, the cannon is fired at 12:00 pm!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Fortress has an amazing history. The guides on the tourist bus will give you a recap of its history.

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Earls Colne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely building with the familiar gold tops. Beautiful artwork inside and stunning lighting. Even has it own cat! This area is well worth visiting and has a lot of history to hear about.

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Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Peter and Paul Fortress was originally built in wood. It was later reconstructed block by block in stone. Founded by Peter the Great. Originally it was intended to provide protection for the new city against attack by the Swedish Navy, but the Swedes were defeated before that so it was turned over to the local garrison and served as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Not my favorite place in Saint Peterbourg, but worth seeing if you have time on ylur trip. This was a part of our day boat trip. We walked around for about one hour, didn't go in any of the museums, but there are plenty. The entrance to the fortress is free but all the museums have their own entrance fee.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This is not all the same grandeur of the cathedrals but it is a great place to visit. Incredible history and sites. We were able to see the changing of the guard and a special person fire the cannon. It was excellent. It is a lot to see. We had a tour with St Petes Private Tours, I can't imagine... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant The detail and impressive size of the the fort was incredible, with so much history, a visual feast to the eyes and the grand scale is impressive with a church which houses the burial areas of former Tsars and history of the palace in incredible

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

No one has witnessed so much events of various scales and significance as Peter and Paul Fortress in Russia (definitely after the capital was moved here). The place for high state visits, the burial and commemoration place of the Russian rulers, the centre of Russian coinage, which has remained open and hospital to everyone who comes here and gladly shares... More 

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Bedworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Peter and Paul Fortress was built on the corpses of thousands to defend Peter the Great's new city. Really it is only the Cathedral that makes a visit worthwhile. Peter had it built in the Europen baroque style it being the oldest cathedral in the city - I found it not to be inposing from outside even with its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We found this area interesting and lovely bits right by the Neva River and the site of former prison. The main building houses the marble coffins of the Russian royal family. This site is where the city of Saint Petersburg was founded. At noon every day, a cannon goes off.

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Address: Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
Phone Number: (812) 230-64-31
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg

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