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“A great piece of soviet history”
Review of Cruiser Aurora

Cruiser Aurora
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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour
Ranked #52 of 1,859 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Climb aboard this massive training ship which belonged to the Baltic Fleet and played a key role in the start of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.
Reviewed February 21, 2012

We had to pay to go on a guided tour. The tour was in Russian so we wandered off on our own. It was very interesting and definitely worth doing if you have an interest in history

1  Thank gisUk
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

The ship is in very good conditions, the visit is free, so you must to come and see the revolution's simbol.

1  Thank alferreira
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

I confess it was not a must for me , but visiting Cruiser Aurora was better than I could expect.
It is a free attraction and very pleasant.
There were romantic russian musics playing there all the time and sailors posing for photos.

Thank GIPARioDeJaneiro
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

There's not that many historical Russian ships that you can see and visit (mostly they are WWII and Cold War-era submarines), and Aurora is definitely number one amongst them. The ship is easily-accessible, though you must be prepared from about a 15-mins walk from any of the nearby Metro stations and hit it during its opening hours.
But even if you won't be able to get on board (which is especially true during the white nights as people tend to wake up late and the ship closes early), don't miss seeing this steel giant anchored off the Neva river.

Thank NLoriel
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

This historic battleship is renowned for firing the signal blank shot to start the Communist Revolution of 1917.

She was launched at the Admiralty shipyards in 1900, and saw action during the Russian-Japanese War. She was one of the few Russian battleships to survive the Tsushima battle in 1905. She was later used as a training ship, and is now a memorial museum ship.

The Aurora is opened from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily except Monday and Friday. Admission is free. If you want to visit it before it gets crowded, come in the morning, and make sure you bring your camera along to take some pictures of the old guns, including the one at the prow (with a memorial plaque) that fired the historic signal shot on October 25, 1917. Beware of pickpockets, though, and keep an eye on your handbags and cameras.

The ship is as long as a soccer field, and as tall as a 5-storey apartment house, so you can spend a good half hour examining the upper deck and the exhibitions downstairs. They will let you take pictures for free on the upper deck, but will charge you for taking pictures of the exhibitions downstairs (which are mostly historical documents, photographs, some artifacts, and gifts from official delegations that visited the ship during the Soviet era). Don’t miss one of Russia’s earliest radio rooms (on the upper deck) designed by Alexander Popov, the famous physicist who the Russians consider to have invented radio. You can also book an English-speaking tour of the engine and boiler compartments if you are interested.

5  Thank svegor
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