Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg
4 Petropavlovskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, St. Petersburg 197
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This is the historic heart of the city. Tsar Peter I built the fortress in just six months in 1703. Situated on the Zaiachii ... More
Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress)
This is the historic heart of the city. Tsar Peter I built the fortress in just six months in 1703. Situated on the Zaiachii (Rabbit) island, the fortress faces the Winter Palace and is one of the city's symbols. The fortress houses an assembly of interesting monuments such as the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Trubetskii prison, Peter's Boathouse and the The Mint . Peter and other Russian Tsars are buried at the cathedral.
Reviews for Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress): 3
I loved it!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 10/26/04
This was possibly one of the most interesting parts of our trip to Russia. I am a native of Finland, but I had never been to St. Petersburg or even Moscow, believe it or not. We absolutely loved every minute we had there!
This is definitely near the top of the list of must-see attractions in St Petersburg, if not the top. The cathedral is incredible and it is recommended to learn the alphabet so you can read the names on the tombs so you can know which ones you are seeing. I was not a big fan of the torture museum but a couple of the people in my group liked it. Some of the people in our group realized how sad and horrible it was. I guess there are torture museums all over Europe so if you've seen one, I would skip this one. Be sure to take a walk around the wall and along the river. You will probably get to see some 70 year old women changing in to their bathing suits and going into the freezing water.
I would recommed to every one to go to the fortress, just becuase it is an incredible peace of history , breath -taking and amazing. You learn a lot from just coming to that place. The history for examle, and you see the graves of the czars. It is indeed very facinating, eduvational, and capturing.