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

we had lunch here before we took a liesurely stroll around the whole island, it was made better byt the sunny weather, deifnately worth a visit, it just makes me love this city more and more!

Thank Mike1962
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really like it and highly recommended place , Very nice with historical style , at 12 pm it theres alarm like bomb 😄 really it was nice

Thank Hassagool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though its part of the city, it feels like a retreat away from the city. I could read my book under the trees next to the Neva and watch people go by... So relaxing. The fortress itself is interesting too. There's no entrance fee...More

Thank Jacques V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure it would be a must do on a 2-3 day visit, but it is a well worth it experience! It has lots of history and cool places you should visit, in a 1-2 hour walk inside its walls. As I said, it’s something...More

Thank ColombiaJuanSe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to the fortress is free,but you have to pay for museums, view points and the tower. the fortress is built along the Neva river and the famous Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Peter and Paul here.

Thank njan45
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last stop on our two day tour and I didn't want to leave the bus, everything hurt. The area outside is very uneven rough cobblestones dating back before the fortress was completed. I had to go, it was part of the tour....More

Thank wannabefoodcritic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one super amazing place with a lot of history. It has a beautiful cathedral with so much history. Would recommend getting the headphones to get to know about it in English or your native language. There is museum of torture which shows you...More

Thank Omkumar T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this site on our own via Uber. It's fairly easy to go around Russia via metro and alternative way is via Uber 😊 you'll see amazing and photo worthy sites once you're inside Peter and Paul fortress. The cathedral is the burial...More

Thank Shy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St. Peter and Paul cathedral just by the fortress is an excellent place to visit as it houses the tombs of a number of the early Russian royalty including that of Peter the Great. The fortress is beside an river bed but I understand...More

Thank Dupri00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Peter and Paul cathedral is well worth a visit, not only for the beauty of the interior but for the history it represents. The rest of the fortress was pretty average. We walked back into town across the bridge - that's worth doing on...More

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4 June 2018|
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Response from Evelynne G | Reviewed this property |
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22 May 2018|
Response from Africache | Reviewed this property |
Mohit, I don't know the answer to your question. Sorry, I just walked in to the complex on foot, but didn't go into the cathedral or museum. The lines were not long but I was also there during winter so not the height of... More
Piyush W
21 May 2018|
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Response from litaindahsari | Reviewed this property |
if u want to make a quick visit, sure you can do, because it closed at 6 pm