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Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
+7 812 230-64-31
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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 March 27, 2015

The whole complex was built by Peter the Great and included a small pavilion which served as his first residence.Now this residence is transferred near Hermitage. The buildings served for military purposes and prison. All the Romanov graves are inside the Peter and Paul Cathedral....More

2  Thank Jimtraj
Reviewed March 14, 2015

Peter and Paul Fortress is interesting if you are in St Petersburg for more than 3 days, otherwise I'd probably skip it and just take a photo across the river. We visited in February 2013 and it was interesting to see the locals ice fishing...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2015

So much to see here - the church is where the Romanov family is interred and it's beautiful. The prison is very interesting with information (in English) about its previous inmates - still retains a gloomy atmosphere.

2  Thank PAG1614
Reviewed March 7, 2015

Many Russian royal families are buried in the Cathedral. Our private guide educated us about the history of the fortress, which is very interesting. We also heard an amazing a cappella singing group.

Thank bondoobay
Reviewed February 28, 2015

A historical landmark and a nice place to visit in St. Petersburg. The Cathedral is impressive and there's also the burial place of many Russian Tsars and the Romanov family. While you're there, don't forget to check out the statue of Peter the Great with...More

1  Thank ppqq
Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting to see whilst in St Peterburg. Easy walk from Hermitage area across the bridges. 300rb per adult for a combined ticket gains access to the Cathedral and prison. Both worth a visit. A few other museums in the complex but asking further fees...More

1  Thank lauradelivett
Reviewed January 22, 2015

Although I walked to the Fortress along the embankment I doubt I would do it a second time. There are so many lovely neighborhoods where you could make better use of your walking time. Inside the fortress there are many interesting things to see, through...More

2  Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great experience. If you are up to the challenge, go walking from the winter Palace via the bridge on the right (looking from the Winter Palace across the river to the Fortress). As you enter the fortress, you will find yourself almost in medieval times....More

Thank marcesamo
Reviewed January 11, 2015

St.Petersburg is the great city... You do not breathing air you breathing history :) Also for me is much more romantic then Paris...so take your love and go to Peter :)))

1  Thank Sashka165
Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

It's a good place to visit, especially, during the summer. The way the sun reflects off the golden dome of the church is simply mesmerizing. There is a small circle of thrones on the grounds which have different colour ed glasses decorating them. Then, you...More

Thank Mark V
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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|
Response from Cindy A | Reviewed this property |
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