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Peter and Paul Fortress

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday

What’s great about this site is that you don’t have to worry about lines too much. We went in the height of the season and got there maybe half an hour after they had opened. We only waited in line for maybe 20 minutes to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JessieTheJoglaresse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Set on an island, and reached by a bridge, this is a really nice place to visit while in St Petersburg. A really nice church, with some really interesting tombs, and history. Gets very busy at times.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Regor4204
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is part of a 2 day action packed independent tour organised for our conference group. We started day 2 with this important destination. The reason? Many of the stars are buried here, in this very ornate and grand cathedral.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

These buildings date back to the time of Peter the Great, and they have withstood the test of time. The fortress itself is historically and architecturally significant, but most people come for the church, and the tombs of the Tsars. It is a splendid church...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rcdown78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to pay the extra ticket charges for the various “extra museums” on site, which don’t cater to English speaking guests. Just stroll the grounds and enjoy. We happen to be here on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the free carillon concert in the main...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful, the final resting place of Peter the Great and the Romanov family. The surrounding grounds and view of the Neva is worth it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarkCoppes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This flanks the banks of the River Neeve. If possible first go on a river cruise to see it's glory from the water. It used to be the tallest building in St. Petersburg but that honour now goes to a glass tower nearer the port...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 961SueW
Reviewed 1 week ago

The general ticket offers you to see the cathedral and another 5 museums. Went to the prison and the science museum. On a saturday, there is the changing of the guards and every day at midday the cannon salute.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gauciag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is good to walk around that lart of the city. Once you walk around there is a lovely restaurant on a boat

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fede B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t pay to go in to the individual areas but strolled around the grounds and enjoyed the views back across to The Hermitage.

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 19, 2019|
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Response from tdm58 | Reviewed this property |
We had a tour of St. Petersburg which included this site. It was arranged by hotel. Just a one on two sorta of thing. We got more out of that than a group tour. You do need ticket to get into cathedral. Highly recommend.
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July 31, 2018|
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