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Peter and Paul Fortress

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The Peter and Paul fortress was built on the orders of Peter the Great between 1706 and 1740 and is a star fortress located on Zayachy (Hare) Island in the Neva River. It was used as a garrison and as a prison before being converted to a museum in 1924. Today visitors can visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral, plus museums dedicated to space exploration, science and technology, and the history of St. Petersburg.
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General information

opening hours

Peter and Paul Fortress is open daily from 9.30 am to 9 pm, with final admission at 8 pm. The ticket offices and information desks are open from 10 am. The Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Trubetskoy Bastion Prison are open from 10 am to 6 pm, except on Sunday when the cathedral opens at 11 am. The Permanent Exhibitions, the Exhibition Halls, and the Museum of Space Exploration and Rocket Technology are open from 11 am to 6 pm. Ticket offices and exhibitions close 1 hour earlier on Tuesday, and the fortress attractions are closed on Wednesdays.


Peter and Paul Fortress
Zayachy (Hare) Island
St. Petersburg
Russia, 197046


Tickets for the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral cost RUB550, tickets for the Trubetskoy Bastion Prison cost RUB250, and tickets for the Museum of Space Exploration and Rocket Technology cost RUB200. Tickets for the History of St. Petersburg - Petrograd 1703 - 1918 cost RUB200, and tickets for the History of the Peter and Paul Fortress cost RUB100. Tickets for the Museum of Science and Technology cost RUB200 and tickets for the Keramarkh. Museum of Architectural Ceramics cost RUB200. Each temporary exhibition also carries its own charge.

A combined ticket which includes all museums and exhibitions, including temporary exhibitions, costs RUB750. This combined ticket is valid for 2 days from the date of purchase.

how to get there

The fortress can be reached by taking bus number 46 from Gorkovskaya metro station (served by line 2 of the St. Petersburg metro) or by taking tram numbers 6 or 40 from Sportivnaya metro station (served by line 5). There is no parking on Zayachy Island, which can be reached by crossing pedestrian bridges. There are private car parks near the island where you can leave your vehicle for a fee.
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