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The entrance to the castle is onto the bridge, which hides the sculpture of a rabbit. The entrance is through a gate with a crest. Quite impressive! You can walk along the territory of the fortress visiting several different museums (for a fee).
If you want to see all, please plan at lease 2 days. At the information you can buy a combine ticked for 5 interesting museums in the fort, for 600R. A audio guide is 500R, thane you headsets. The combine ticked and the audio tour...More
Bit confusing about where to purchase tickets for the fortress. A lot was being renovated. Not very helpful with a guide. We used the St Petersburg city pass to get tickets, that was simple after figuring out which counter to use. Which is quite a...More
This was the first fortification built by Peter the Great during first steps of building the city, so it has great historical importance.
It is also a very symbolic place since it houses the Cathedral in which all the Romanov rulers from Peter onwards are...More
The Peter and Paul Fortress was built to defend the city from naval attacks in the midst of Peter the Great’s war with Sweden, under the supervision of the Tsar. The bell-tower served as the city’s watchtower and became its signature building.
This includes the cathedral, but has played an important role in of itself. It is the original citadel of St. Petersburg built at the beginning of the 18th century by Peter the Great. After the Russian Revolution in 1917 the Bolshevik government continued to use it...More