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Peter and Paul Fortress

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Peter and Paul Fortress

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Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
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GorkovskayaSt. Petersburg Metro9 min
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The General Staff Building (the Impressionists Collection)
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The General Staff Building (the Impressionists Collection)

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Visit the General Staff Building, a part of the Hermitage Museum Complex, and discover the collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. The bright colors and the original shapes of the paintings will not leave any art lover indifferent.
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RSsydney wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia988 contributions149 helpful votes
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Peter & Paul Cathedral, part of the Fortress built by Peter the Great, founder of St Petersburg, is the burial place of the Czars including the last Czar Nicholas II & his family. We visited the Fortress as part of our 2 day Alla Tour. Very interesting history.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Harvey H wrote a review Jul 2020
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This is an absolute must see place to visit in Saint Petersburg. Easy to find and it will take at least 2 hours to visit the area. Peter the Great's tomb is here and the grounds are beautiful. It is about a 10 minute walk from the nearest metro station.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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mjomidi wrote a review Jun 2020
Tehran, Iran74 contributions52 helpful votes
The creation of the city of Saint Petersburg was a daring feat. This fortress is located on an island which was the nucleus of the future city. It was designed as a closed rampart consisting of bastions and curtains. The main building within the fortress is the Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, the imperial burial-vault. The Peter and Paul Fortress is a must-see in Saint Petersburg.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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CATIWARIG wrote a review May 2020
Noida, India479 contributions92 helpful votes
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Peter and Paul fortress is a very big campus encompassing a church with bell tower and lots and lots of museum of different categories. There are different passes available and we chose for the one which covers everything. However, as like other museums in Russia, you need a lot of time to visit it completely. The church is beautiful and has a gigantic bell tower. You need to climb a lot of stairs (and huffing and puffing) to reach to the bell. Museums are beautiful especially the science museum, space museum and the old jail.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Malgorzata wrote a review May 2020
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The Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest architectural monument in St. Petersburg, embodies the rich history of the city located on the Neva. This historic stronghold, the foundation of which became an impulse to found a new city, was for the Northern Capital a place of gathering important offices. On its territory in various years were: the Senate, the Main Treasury, the Mint, the Secret Chancellery, as well as the buildings of the main state prison for political prisoners. The majestic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was established here, which is the burial place of representatives of the Romanov dynasty. Currently, this majestic stronghold, which has long acquired museum status, attracts tourists with the abundance of its exhibitions .
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Date of experience: July 2019
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