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Peter I House

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Address: Petrovskaya Emb., 6 | metro Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The very first house in St. Petersburg is a small, wooden cabin that Peter...

The very first house in St. Petersburg is a small, wooden cabin that Peter the Great inhabited for five years, and is now filled with some of his original belongings.

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The Nucleus of St. Petersburg

When asking whether it was worth visiting at the ticket office we were only told we could not enter it. But it is definitely worth it. They surrounded the Domik Petra (Peter's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Boston, MA
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From a historic perspective this is definitely something to see. As to the something to see, there isn't much to it but if you have a few minutes by all means stop in to take a look. A guide with knowledge of the historic details makes it more interesting and if you walk in not knowing much you can walk... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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468 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is small place and it takes less than an hour max, to look around. They built it in 3 days, in 1703, March. This is the first Tsar's house in St. Petersburg in history. I stunned to know, it is 3 pieces' house for the great Tsar.He must be reasonable person.. He souldn't deserve a 6 square meter's bed... More 

Thank Hee_Sung_K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When asking whether it was worth visiting at the ticket office we were only told we could not enter it. But it is definitely worth it. They surrounded the Domik Petra (Peter's Cabin) by another, a protective stone house. And it is the real thing as put up and lived in by Peter the Great. Built in 1703 by the... More 

Thank Schilplin
Oxford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The log cabin of Peter the Great now stands inside another building in a small park close to the river bank. There's not a lot to see, the tiny rough hewn building with interiors, presumably reconstructed to some degree, a boat he built and some information panels, nevertheless it is a fascinating site to visit partly because of its historical... More 

Thank Polyolbion A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Peter I house is inside another house which has the aim to preserve the original cabin. It is entirely made of wood and you can see all the interiors walking outside the cabin and snooping through the cabin's windows. It is very small and I'm still try to understand how he could fit in a 6 sqm bedroom. Not so... More 

Thank Danessia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The other name is the Cabin of the Peter the Great. It was the first residential house, a little cottage built for Peter himself in record 3 days in traditional Russian log cabin style (izba) with large windows and a high roof. Nowadays it's protected from the harsh weather by the pavilion, Its exteriors were painted to imitate a brick... More 

Thank Anna_Trestain
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice the first house of st Petersburg ! Very busy from buses of tourists ! The house is supposed to have 60 m2 , 3 buses of tourist in front were visiting so yes it gets busy !

Thank Joao C
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,039 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

To get to this amazing site we crossed this time the Troitsky Bridge from the Palace Embankment, instead to go with boat as we used to do. We found ourselves on the Petrovskaya Embankment in so called Petrogradsky District Island. This island is almost as big as Vasilevsky Island. And here we visited the Cabin of Peter the Great. This... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This house is Peter I log cabin that was upgrade as you see it. Not visited by many buy interesting tom see where to all started.

1 Thank InterntlTraveler10
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

It isn't a good place to pay a visit during my travel on St. Petersburg, the place was closed suddenly without any notification, and the guard of the house was rude and spoke foul language, didn't have a good impression there, so its better to choose other place to travel instead of this. This is a terrible guard's attitude that... More 

1 Thank Jax T

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