Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg

The first structure ever built in Saint Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress serves as the final resting place of all Russian monarchs from Peter the Great to Alexander III. Constructed in 1703, the fortress takes up the better part of a small island in the river Neva. Designed to repel possible attacks by the Swedish navy, the massive structure never served its intended purpose, eventually becoming a notorious political prison. The most notable feature of this complex is its cathedral, boasting a gilded cupola and a bell tower that dominates the skyline from a height of over 120 m (400 ft). The fortress also houses a museum dedicated to the history of the city. Plan to see Peter and Paul Fortress and other attractions that appeal to you using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Snow and puddles are not a hindrance! I'm walking around town, i'm wearing a scarf. To meet the people rushing to the pumpkin party! and I am glad that all my tourists are alive and whole after Petropavlovka remained. GENTLEMEN! With THE HOME OF THE HOUSE, SAGOTS AND NOSTOS-TROSS - that the New South was not carried away. Tell them to leave the cinbins in the room, or hide them out of sight from the suitcase. I can have a good way to prompt -- called "honey, I want cocoa.."" 1.Wait until the girlfriend almost packs and pmonite gently the aforementioned phrase. Success is guaranteed!
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  • There are no other buildings in the whole city that are taller than the buildings in Peterborough. You can enter the church, but there is no view around it.
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  • What a grand fortress. 2.5 km from Nevsky ave, it is located on an island across Neva River. I walked up to fortress from my hotel at Nevsky avenue and enjoyed the sightseeing all the way to my destiny. You can snack on some ice cream and have beverages. There is a convergence of people every day. You can take tickets to the cathedral which costs about 500 rubles but it is worth spending. Glittering chandeliers and colourful art of the cathedral makes the whole experience exclusive. Usually, it is closed on Thursdays. This place is highly recommended to visit. I give it a thumbs up.
  • This is a cool place with some beautiful things to see and some very interesting history. Some parts of the museums have little or no English translations, so that could be an issue is you don't speak Russian. I felt like it was still a great and valuable experience, though.
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