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Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

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St Petersburg, Russia, 197046
+7 812 230-64-31
http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/peterpaul_fortress/
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As Russia is known for it's tough weather and will to persevere, St. Petersburg's Petropavlovskaia Krepost' is quite a symbol of the city and country's character. Built by Peter the Great to protect ... Read more
against a feared Swedish counterattack during the Northern War, this citadel encapsulates Russian architecture and culture with the Peter and Paul cathedral reaching into the sky. Having served as a prison for political prisoners, the fortress is also the burial site for such czars as Peter I and Alexander III. With centuries of history encased in its walls, Petropavlovskaia Krepost' is one of St. Petersburg's most noted sites.

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Foster City, California, USA

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel, the first structure built in St. Petersburg.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

I love this place! Encompassing an entire island in the Neva River, it was built by Peter the Great in the 1700's and is an official burial site for the imperial family and Tzars. History permeates out of every pore of this place and the views it offers of central St. Petersburg are pretty great too.

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Melbourne, Florida
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Peter the great built the Peter and Paul Fortress in 1703, as a way to defend his new city from a Swedish attack. Peter essentially built the city around the Peter and Paul Fortress. It is here where all the Romanov Tsars are buried including Peter and Catherine the Great.

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Reading, UK

The last resting place of many of the Romanoffs. I was there shortly after one had them had been reinterred there, and there was an interesting exhibition about this.

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Paranaque, Philippines

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great. Today it is the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.

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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

This is the place where history runs amok. I loved it. Here is where all the tzars are buried. This is the place where Tzar Paul had his father dug up and buried his parents together, just to get back at Catherine the Great. The history is so rich that you cannot miss this one. The view from the fort is great too.

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London, UK

This is a must see. Short ferry ride. Basically can do it in a morning or afternoon. Incredible resting place of tsars.

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We were there at noon when at that time they fire the cannon. Only managed to capture the smoke that came ut of the cannon as I wasn't expecting such a big blast......

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Local from Санкт-Петербург, Россия

Отличное место, чтобы разглядеть город. С этого места все и началось. В сезон тут можно попасть на какую-нибудь выставку или мероприятие.

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Москва, Россия

Очень нравится эта крепость. Первое здание Санкт-Петербурга, и прекрасно сделанный парк вокруг

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Milan

Una cittadella fortificata all'interno della Neva che racchiude diversi luoghi di interesse come la cattedrale di Pietro e Paolo col campanile dorato e il mausoleo dove riposano gli zar.

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Local from St. Petersburg

Красивое и интересное место, но вот поход по стене крепости своих денег явно не стоит

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Aliases: Petropavlovskaia Krepost'

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