Peter And Paul Fortress

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  • Address: Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia, Saint Petersburg
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +7-8122306431
  • Ticket Price: 370 RUB
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Museum, Outdoors, Beach, Play Ground, Family And Kids, Architecture , Picnic Spot, Fort, Cathedral

About Peter And Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

One of the most important locations in Saint Petersburg, this fortress was established by Peter the Great. Originally built out of wood in 1703, the fortress was completely rebuilt using stone from 1706 to 1740.

Domenico Trezzini was the man behind the marvelous designs of this fortress. Today, the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History is the main tourist attraction in the fortress but by no means is it the only attraction.

Among other places of interest within the walls of the fortress, the Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Museum are of primary importance. There are some sandy beaches located outside the walls of the fortress. These beaches are a great place to relax and unwind after checking out the fortress itself.

Peter And Paul Fortress Opening and Closing Hours

  • The grounds of the fortress: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm.
  • All exhibitions 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Last admission is at 5:00 pm.
  • Tuesdays- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Last admission is at 4:00 pm.
  • Exhibitions are closed on Wednesdays.

How To reach Peter And Paul Fortress by Public Transport

  • Gorkovskaya station

Restaurants Near Peter And Paul Fortress

  • Palkin
  • Russian cuisine Cafe Abajour
  • Steakhouse, European

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Things to Know Before Visiting Peter And Paul Fortress

  • 95% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include Peter And Paul Fortress in their plan

  • 35.57% of people start their Peter And Paul Fortress visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Peter And Paul Fortress

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92.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Peter And Paul Fortress

People normally club together Neva Embankments And Neva River Cruise and Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum while planning their visit to Peter And Paul Fortress.

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  • Not much to see at all. You buy a ticket for 4 exhibitions and the church. The church is interesting, but the rest is very underwhelming. Everything else has additional cost. Walking the walls is another 300 rub and even using the unpleasant toilet costs 30 rub. Walking around the outside of the walls along the beach is free, far more interesting and has nice views across the river.

  • San Pete Keystone. Build more then 300 hundreds years ago as first fortress on Neva to protect important sea route for Russia. This fortress never fight but used as place for Russian imperators graves and as a prison ...such a strange combination but it is a part of history. Museums not so impressive as I expect but you can visit Peter and Paul Cathedral were tombs of the Peter the Great and Ekaterina the Great and not only... Second place is a museum in the commandant house. It will be enough! On my point of view. Prison museum is large but all spots are quite similar and boring.

  • Beautiful. Very peaceful place that takes you back to the times of Peter the Great. Have a stroll and enjoy the atmosphere. Make sure to visit the cathedral as it is the site where all the Romanovs are buried, including the last tzars. The museums and prisons were closed when I visited, but they looked like they're worth a visit.

  • Beautiful place with a historical and very imposing landmark. There is a small beach that offers a good vantage point to see the city from across the Neva River. Inside the fortress are various exhibits and museums. Definite a must-visit place in St. Petersburg

  • They have a special combined offer for all the 5 museums at 600 rubles and you can do that in two days. I highly recommend the guided audios that go for 400 rubles. It makes it all worthwhile. The chimes go off at every hour and fill the whole place up with wonder. There are other attractions but you have to pay separately for them. The Amber Museum is free and they are really wonderful in educating you about the amber.

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