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Peter and Paul Fortress Admission Ticket
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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says,i really expected more from this place.The cathedral was beautiful but not as grand as i thought it would be. The other attractions inside the fortress were not as 5 star. The Cathedral would be the main attraction with a 4.5 star...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 90gregc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little out of the way from the other main sites of the city but it is definitely worth a visit. It's full of history having been the burial place of the Romanov's and a prison holding some of Russia's famous prisoners, including Trotsky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex_2290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter & Paul Fortress is the original city and a must see on a visit to St Petersburg. Peter & Paul Cathedral is the burial place of a majority of the Romanov family, including Peter the Great. One of the few cathedrals that allows pictures...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Loren_L_1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on a breezy, chilly March Sunday -- not many people touring. The fortress is a well-preserved example of the city's early architecture and buildings. It's also the site for many of the crypts of Russia's Czars (including the last Czar, Nicholas II)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JDWL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic site to see , and a number of different small museums, amazing view over st Petersberg , the prison is also well worth a visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sham80
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Let it go, let it go. The riverfront of the fortress is frozen. You can actually walk and play on it, just be very cautious, so long locals and tourist playing then you can go and play as well. The fortress itself and what’s inside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

An island in the Neva river opposite the Winter Palace, the fortress and cathedral are accessed via small bridges. When we visited the Neva was frozen over with locals out walking and fishing on the ice. The cathedral was paid entry but nice to view...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Easily walked here from the historic centre across a couple of bridges which provided views of the frozen Neva and giving a different perspective of the city. I found the prison and church particularly interesting for their history including the range of political prisoners held...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank martin_hoyle
Reviewed March 15, 2019

The fortress & cathedral are located on a small island in the city. There is a rich history to the fortress which is well worth researching before you visit. The cathedral is a city landmark, & the spire can be seen for miles around. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barry T
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

A very poignant place to visit. You should allow a full half day to visit to fully appreciate and uncover stories that the fortress plays out. I feel we didn't have enough time to take it all in. We purchased the combined ticket which allows...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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