Guided Small-Group Peter and Paul Fortress Tour from Saint Petersburg

Guided Small-Group Peter and Paul Fortress Tour from Saint Petersburg
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$400
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Enjoy a trip to the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, built in 18th century and a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominate the skyline of St Petersburg. Established in 1703 by Peter the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress has held some high-profile criminals in its prison cells, including 'Crime and Punishment' author Fyodor Dostoevsky and Lenin's right-hand man, Leon Trotsky.

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740.

In the early 1920s, it was still used as a prison and execution ground by the bolshevik government. Today it has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History. The museum has gradually become virtually the sole owner of the fortress building, except the structure occupied by the Saint Petersburg Mint.

The fortress is also home to the famous Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, the city's oldest, dating back to 1712. The cathedral's majestic belltower and its flying angel figurine exemplify the city's architectural splendor. St. Peter and St. Paul-s Cathedral served as a burial-vault for the members of the Romanov dynasty.

Enjoy a trip to the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, built in 18th century and a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominate the skyline of St Petersburg. Established in 1703 by Peter the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress has held some high-profile criminals in its prison cells, including 'Crime and Punishment' author Fyodor Dostoevsky and Lenin's right-hand man, Leon Trotsky.