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Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
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Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St...
Ranked #76 of 1,896 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This has rave reviews so I was very disappointed when I entered the complex and found it lacking in character and authenticity. The full price ticket allows access to 5 museums but you have to pay extra if you want to do the walk along the walks or enter into any of the small museums/ activity areas. The church of St Peter and Paul is a must see and did not disappoint. This was definitely worth a visit and you are able to buy a ticket to this separately. You have to pay to use the toilets in the fortress complex and these were not the cleanest.
I would recommend walking around the outside of the fortress along the Neva and this is very pretty in the winter when the river is frozen over. There are lovely views of the city from here too.

2  Thank Andrina P
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This citadel was built by Peter the great.
This complex is the most important historical monument.
The Peter and Paul cathedral with its tallest golden spire stands tall amongst all the historical buildings.
The most significant of all are the tombs of the Czars and queens.
If you wish to know Russian history then you just cannot miss this place.

Thank kc j
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We only wandered around and didn't visit any exhibitions but the place is very impressive and definitely worth spending more hours than we did. Great view of St. Petersburg.

Thank thenoora
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Within walking distance of the city centre there is plenty to see within the fortress walls. Primarily our visit was to see the Peter and Paul Cathedral. You can chart the history of pre revolutionary St Petersburg through the tombs of the rulers from Peter to the last Czar and there is a very good exhibit of photographs and articles which helps explain how intertwined are the Royal houses across Europe. Allow a full day to see it all. There is a cosy little cafe serving a great selection of cakes and a warming bowl of borscht if it takes your fancy.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing to see inside of Peter/Paul cathedral!!! Wasted money. That is just a graveyard! Fences everywhere. Terrible place. Everything except that is nice.

Thank Uladzimir P
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