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Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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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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Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
+7 812 230-64-31
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a large complex which is free to roam around but you need to get ticket for museum venues. You can get a combo ticket which however does not include the walking tour Neva Panorama. I personally find that the Peter and Paul Cathedral...More

Thank S K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not worth getting off the boat to view this fortress unless you have time to burn. You can see it from the round cry boat tour perfectly well.

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The chapel inside the Peter and Paul fortress has a very tall slender gilded spire that is visible from many vantage points in the city. The fortress is on an island and the chapel is inside it; it is now a museum and houses the...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Peter and Paul Fortress is where St. Petersburg got its start. Built to protect the fortress never saw battle. Constructed on an island on the Neva River the fortress is now surrounded by the continuing growth of St. P. Just as some of the...More

Thank flashncrash
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have plenty of time in St Petersburg and you find a good sunny day, then this should be OK to include. If you have less time, or if the rain sets in, give it a miss. There are far more interesting places to...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Built to protect the magnificent city it is now a work of art especially the church and resting place of the Tsars and their families.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This fortress can easily be seen from most attractions of St. Petersburg like Hermitage museum or Bronze Horseman or also St. Isac Cathedral, so you wanna see it. You have to pay if you want to enter the church, but it is definitely worth a...More

Thank Ali_Abbasi_Heidarloo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must for the military historian of 17th and 18th Century European conflicts. Of particular not were the cells for political prisoners. Riverside location is quite photographic.

Reviewed 1 week ago

From here the city St.Petersburg had started. All the state institutions were located here.It is a must for all visitors to visit,don't miss it. The fortress is on a beautiful small island the surrounding is beautiful as well.

Thank sanikoli
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original Citadel of St. Petersburg. Founded in 1703 by order of Peter the Great and designed and built by Domenico Trezzini between 1707 and 1740, there is a nice collection of attractions within the fortress grounds. Entering the...More

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June 4, 2016|
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Response from leonidporter | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Each Saturday the changing of the guard takes place. I watched by myself a week ago. Cheers
January 14, 2016|
Response from Ivan G |
The metro station "Gor'kovskaya" is near here. (300-500 m).
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April 6, 2015|
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