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Peter and Paul Fortress: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For people who like history this would be a good place to learn how this place turn into a prison. This place is more than just a prison and a cathedral, if you have one full day I’d suggest to take advantage of the combo...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank AnotherTraveller2007
Reviewed 5 days ago

There had been a light fall of snow and I visited the cathedral in the evening and there were only 3 people inside . It was very peaceful and atmospheric . There are the tombs of all the Romanovs from Peter the Great . This...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortress has a lot to offer in one place. It is free to enter, but if you want to visit any of the buildings or musea you will have to buy a ticket. A combination ticket is best value as it gives you entry...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank themegaughins2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter and Paul Fortress was the first building constructed in the city and contains a number of buildings, although the highlight has to be the Peter and Paul Cathedral, with its towering gold spire that can be seen across the city. The cathedral is the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the the first structure to be built in St. Petersburg in 1703 on the orders of Peter the Great. Within the fortress there is Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul with a tall spire standing at 122 metres. Inside the church are the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its the tallest cathedral in sy. Petersburg. But if you go inside, you will see amazing. I really liked the arts inside the cathedral. As explain by my tour guide it has a good story of history. I think its better read online articals before...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DarshanaBR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not difficult to spot this fortress/island when you are strolling around St Petersburg. The golden, pointed tower of the cathedral stands out for miles. There are approximately seven different museums you can visit here so the combined ticket certainly offers excellent value for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MNaija
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never to miss this place. Everyone who visits this place should have some knowledge about Russian history. There is also audio guides available but it is better to study before the visit. Recommended to purchase combined ticket.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ToumyRavipa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! So much to see. Easy to find your way around. River and Canal cruise around 6:30 showed city off in both daylight and darkness.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 95Rosedale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The line was long to enter but moved quickly. It was interesting to hear of the facts about the Romanev family and to see their graves.

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 19, 2019|
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Response from timothy m | Reviewed this property |
We had a tour of St. Petersburg which included this site. It was arranged by hotel. Just a one on two sorta of thing. We got more out of that than a group tour. You do need ticket to get into cathedral. Highly recommend.
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July 31, 2018|
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