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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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Tour to Peter and Paul Fortress and Spilled Blood Church

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Explore the most notable places in Saint-Petersburg with a private local guide for 4-hours. Get a unique experience and delve into the history of Saint-Petersburg from its founding in 1703 all the way to modern times.
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Saint Petersburg City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress

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Explore St. Petersburg's top highlights and attractions along with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, once used as a political prison. Discover the Nevsky Propsect, admire the city's architectural masterpieces, and take in the massive Palace Square.
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Peter and Paul Fortress Tour

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Private tour with guide to the birthplace of St Petersburg. Peter and Paul Cathedral – the tallest building in the city center, the Grand Ducan Mausoleum - the burial place of the Russian Emperors, the Museum of history of Saint-Petersburg and much more!
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Peter & Paul Fortress Ticket and 2-Hour Group Walking Tour

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Explore the cradle of St Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress on the Rabbit’s Island and visit its majestic Cathedral, the Burial Place of the most important Romanovs beginning from Peter the Great and up to Nicholas II and his family.
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St. Petersburg 1-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

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Enjoy a visa-free shore excursion in St. Petersburg and see some of the most famous monuments. Your guide will take you to see The Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
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Visit Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg with a private guide

 
Enjoy a trip to the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, built in 18th century and a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, head inside the imposing fortress, the city’s oldest building, constructed by Peter the Great in 1703. Walk around the key sites as you hear about their history; explore the Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells and museum; and visit the extraordinary Peter and Paul Cathedral, whose gilded interior holds the tombs of Peter the Great and Nicholas II and his family, killed by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Peter and Paul Fortress has held some high-profile criminals in its prison cells, including 'Crime and Punishment' author Fyodor Dostoevsky and Lenin's right-hand man, Leon Trotsky.
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Saint Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress

 
Explore St. Petersburg's top highlights and attractions along with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, once used as a political prison. Discover the Nevsky Prospect, admire the city's architectural masterpieces, and take in the massive Palace Square.
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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.

Address

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

Tickets

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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