Peter And Paul FortressCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- 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
Peter And Paul Fortress - Review
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 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
- Russian cuisine Cafe Abajour
- Steakhouse, European
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Things to Know Before Visiting Peter And Paul Fortress
76.04% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include Peter And Paul Fortress in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
31.75% of people start their Peter And Paul Fortress visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Peter And Paul Fortress
92.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Peter And Paul Fortress
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Peter And Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg Reviews
Very informative spot to visit. The island houses the Peter and Paul Cathedral and several other historic museums, including a Bastion prison and the city museum. If you only visit one spot here, I highly recommend the Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.
Beautiful island. Within the thick walls there are several museums and exhibition halls and an impressive church, with a golden altar and housing marble graves of the tsars. Well groomed paths inside and outside the walls and a small sandy beach.
The only reason I wanted to see the Peter and Paul Fortress was Fyodor Dostoevsky. He is my favorite Russian author (IMHO, his best books: The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov) and I wanted to see where he had been imprisoned. Our guide, a Russian, knew nothing about Dostoevsky. How can you by Russian, grow up in Russia and know nothing about Dostoevsky? I grew up over 6000 miles away from Russia and I know about Dostoevsky. My asking him questions about Dostoevsky and his not knowing anything would be tantamount to me not knowing about Mark Twain. We fired our guide! Although, I thought about recommending he go read The Idiot, but I refrained. Wheelchair users: You should always call ahead to find out if there is wheelchair access to bars, clubs, museums, and restaurants. In most cases the answer, sadly, will be in the negative. Alternatively, assume it is inaccessible and hire a few people to lift you and your chair up the stairs, and then be sure to pay very generously for the assistance.
Good fun for a family. Ceremonial dressed soldiers & band march to the "cannon firing" ceremony at 11.00. The church is pleasant & tastefully embellished. The old prison barracks/block was sad. Didn't know that Lenin's boy was incarcerated there & eventually hanged. Big mention of Gorky too. As fotresses go, it's interesting.
Great place, if you can get there on Saturdays then you can see the military show and hear the big gun firing up in the air. You should stop at the restaurant called Korushka and try that fish, it is similar to Smelt, but different. You should visit Peter the Grade resting spot if you can and his statue, it is one of a kind and really interesting looking one.