Ship's not that big in todays standards but worth a visit. Lot's of history on that ship - fighting in the far east, 1917 revolution. Worth a visit, seen it twice already.
Nothing to see (if you are not a devoted communist).... Just piece of the metal on the water which too look on - coast to you. Too long from all attractive places in the city. Look on the picture on Internet and choose another places!
Non Russians get charged twice the price... for Russian language information and museum displays! Come on guys, it wouldn't take too much effort to put a few laminated pages together in another language or two....
This is real history where the revolution was started by a shot from this ship. An incredible story and a very striking visual experience. To get on the ship is another matter. Huge queues and a seeming preference to allow Russians on first meant we could only look and stare in wonder.
Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with Russian history must view this historic ship, moored in the Neva across from the Winter Palace. Usually possible to find a gap in the sightseers to take a photo.
This is the Russian cruiser that was used to signal the start of the Revolution. Guns fired from this ship gave the revolutionists the signal to attack the Tsar's palaces, government buildings and other places of authority.
The best way to see the Aurora up close is to do a pleasure cruise down the Neva river as we recently did as the cruise will get you really close to get great photos. Amazing to think that this ship which was built in Saint Petersburg in 1900 and where the first shot was fired in the Russian revolution... More
Sadly only had time for a photo stop here, but it looked incredible considering its age and history. There were plenty of people onboard. It's a sizeable ship and certainly looks impressive in its mooring.
Unfortunately we couldn't get in(they were explaining in bad English something that you have to have a big enough group or something like that). We read the story about Aurora before, so it would have been nice to see it inside, because it looks impressive outside
this is the definitive monument to the Russian Revolution. Built in the 1900s this grey naval vessel (a cruiser) has all the characteristics of that period. Straight funnels, 6 inch front mounted guns on the foredeck. But it is the history of the Aurora that is important; her crew saw action in the war against Japan in 1905, then recalled... More
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