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Peter and Paul Fortress Admission Ticket
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Peter and Paul Fortress Admission Ticket
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The town heart and soul is here. So much history in this place. More than 3 centuries of history. Definitely spend at least half a day

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Foodgurou
Reviewed 1 week ago

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).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jomariotta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free Site , Fortress with great view on the river and the city , must visited and needs from 2 to 3 hours

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 670belalh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zeper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend, especially with a guide. The museums and churches here are excellent but guides help you avoid some of the tourist stuff. Definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jadec411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avid_traveller2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed 7 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sivarnee
Reviewed 6 December 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The grounds were nice to visit of the Peter and Paul fortress. But all the museums and the church on the fortress is closed on Wednesdays. Sadly we went on a Wednesday and so just walked the grounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
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