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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tsar Peter the Great ordered the construction of the Peter & Paul Fortress in 1703. It is built on a small island and is thus completely surrounded by water. This is the birthplace of St. Petersburg. Construction lasted from 1706 to 1740. The fortress is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous walk and a beautiful piece of architecture. You have to visit when in St Petersburg. Also worth visiting to view the sunbathers and swimmers taking the rite of water in the (frozen) Neva River.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fortress is situated on the Neva and it’s definitely worth a walk to appreciate the view. The fort has an interesting history & the Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. It’s fascinating that the Emperors and their families are entombed here including Nicholas II. The interior...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has rave reviews so I was very disappointed when I entered the complex and found it lacking in character and authenticity. The full price ticket allows access to 5 museums but you have to pay extra if you want to do the walk along...More

2  Thank Andrina P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This citadel was built by Peter the great. This complex is the most important historical monument. The Peter and Paul cathedral with its tallest golden spire stands tall amongst all the historical buildings. The most significant of all are the tombs of the Czars and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only wandered around and didn't visit any exhibitions but the place is very impressive and definitely worth spending more hours than we did. Great view of St. Petersburg.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Within walking distance of the city centre there is plenty to see within the fortress walls. Primarily our visit was to see the Peter and Paul Cathedral. You can chart the history of pre revolutionary St Petersburg through the tombs of the rulers from Peter...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see inside of Peter/Paul cathedral!!! Wasted money. That is just a graveyard! Fences everywhere. Terrible place. Everything except that is nice.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The St Peter and Paul Fortress is a historically significant landmark in St Petersburg and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, the fortress was built during the Northern War. Over the years, it served as a base for the...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little boring but there's a lot to be said for this place down to its history. It's worth a visit to see the decor inside too, as its full of gold and the tombs of important people throughout Russian history. Would recommend but don't...More

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Ian W
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Monique H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, its from 10am to 4pm.
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Toby54321
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
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whiskyman59
January 14, 2016|
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Response from Ivan G |
The metro station "Gor'kovskaya" is near here. (300-500 m).
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