We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peter and Paul Fortress

5,089 Reviews

Peter and Paul Fortress

5,089 Reviews
Plan your visit
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Admission Tickets
Secure your entry and avoid ticket lines
Tours & Sightseeing
Browse our largest collection of experiences
Transfers & Ground Transport
No stress transit for your arrival and departure
Walking & Biking Tours
Explore on your feet—and never miss anything
•••
Browse
Peter and Paul Fortress
USD 25.97 per adult
ALL INCLUSIVE: Full Day Tour of St Petersburg
USD 122.06 per adult
Popular: Booked by 193 travellers!
Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour
USD 194.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 330 travellers!
River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats
USD 105.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 112 travellers!
St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour
USD 5.00 per adult
2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise
USD 25.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 931 travellers!
St. Petersburg Walking City Tour
USD 56.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 358 travellers!
Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise
USD 25.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 540 travellers!
See more
Full view
Location
Contact
Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
Getting there
GorkovskayaSt. Petersburg Metro9 min
SportivnayaSt. Petersburg Metro18 min
Get to know the area
1-Day Visa-Free GROUP Tour in St Petersburg with Hermitage and Peterhof
Ports of Call Tours

1-Day Visa-Free GROUP Tour in St Petersburg with Hermitage and Peterhof

4 reviews
The process of securing a Russian visa is notoriously burdensome. Skip the hassle on this visa-free shore excursion in St. Petersburg. In a small group limited to 16, explore the city's most important landmarks including the Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and enjoy a cruise along the canals.
USD 15.00 per adult
5,089Reviews19Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 2,851
  • 1,563
  • 555
  • 97
  • 23
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
RSsydney wrote a review Jul. 2020
Sydney, Australia988 contributions149 helpful votes
+1
Peter & Paul Cathedral, part of the Fortress built by Peter the Great, founder of St Petersburg, is the burial place of the Czars including the last Czar Nicholas II & his family. We visited the Fortress as part of our 2 day Alla Tour. Very interesting history.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Harvey H wrote a review Jul. 2020
105 contributions48 helpful votes
This is an absolute must see place to visit in Saint Petersburg. Easy to find and it will take at least 2 hours to visit the area. Peter the Great's tomb is here and the grounds are beautiful. It is about a 10 minute walk from the nearest metro station.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
mjomidi wrote a review Jun. 2020
Tehran, Iran74 contributions52 helpful votes
The creation of the city of Saint Petersburg was a daring feat. This fortress is located on an island which was the nucleus of the future city. It was designed as a closed rampart consisting of bastions and curtains. The main building within the fortress is the Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, the imperial burial-vault. The Peter and Paul Fortress is a must-see in Saint Petersburg.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
CATIWARIG wrote a review May 2020
Noida, India479 contributions92 helpful votes
+1
Peter and Paul fortress is a very big campus encompassing a church with bell tower and lots and lots of museum of different categories. There are different passes available and we chose for the one which covers everything. However, as like other museums in Russia, you need a lot of time to visit it completely. The church is beautiful and has a gigantic bell tower. You need to climb a lot of stairs (and huffing and puffing) to reach to the bell. Museums are beautiful especially the science museum, space museum and the old jail.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Malgorzata wrote a review May 2020
8,753 contributions822 helpful votes
+1
The Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest architectural monument in St. Petersburg, embodies the rich history of the city located on the Neva. This historic stronghold, the foundation of which became an impulse to found a new city, was for the Northern Capital a place of gathering important offices. On its territory in various years were: the Senate, the Main Treasury, the Mint, the Secret Chancellery, as well as the buildings of the main state prison for political prisoners. The majestic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was established here, which is the burial place of representatives of the Romanov dynasty. Currently, this majestic stronghold, which has long acquired museum status, attracts tourists with the abundance of its exhibitions .
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Peter and Paul Fortress