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Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
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$42.59*
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Private Walking Tour: History of Saint Petersburg
Ranked #25 of 1,781 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Well inside this place I was able to have our photo's taken standing beside Peter the Greats wee sailing boat, so full of history, also a great shop on site also there is the place were the royal family worshipped, gosh what an awesome place to have been.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very beautiful place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The view from the fortress wall is wonderful, you can see many of the major churches and palaces of St. Petersburg from there!

Visited December 2012
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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“Wish we had had longer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Spent half a day here, although we could easily have spent longer. The highlights were the prison and the cathedral, although there was much more to do besides that. The audio guide was very helpful in explaining everything. Overall this was excellent value for money and we would definitely go back again.

Visited December 2012
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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“St Petersburg landmark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Well worth the visit to see one of the places involved in the beginning of the city and the Peter and Paul Cathedral to see the tombs of the royal family. The interior of the cathedral is remarkable.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Another of those what were they thinking palaces. Well worth the visit if you have time or are on a tour.

Visited May 2012
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