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Peter and Paul Fortress
Петропа́вловская кре́пость

433 Reviews
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Ranked No. 6 in Saint Petersburg Can't Miss Attractions
Historical Architecture
Open Open from 9:30am-9:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Peter and Paul Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg, 197046
Phone: +7 812 230-64-31

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Peter and Paul Fortress ( Peter and Paul Fortress) is the original castle in St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built from 1706 to 1740. It was a prison for political prisoners from the first half of 1700s to the early 1920s. It has been operated as a museum since 1924. Today, it has been adapted to the heart and most important part of the National History Museum in St. Petersburg.

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The Peter and Paul Fortress is located on the banks of the Neva River in the heart of the city and is the iconic ancient building of St. Petersburg. This was for the purpose of defending and launching wars. However, it was not sent to the army several times, but it was later changed to a prison for political prisoners. Peter and Paul Fortress has Peter and Paul Cathedral, the bell tower and other buildings. The famous one is Peter and Paul Cathedral. The tall and straight bell tower of the church is gleaming. It is a symbol of Russia's domination on the Neva River and the Baltic Sea.
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