"Peter and Paul Fortress" St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress Tip by call_me_rhia

  the fortress
by call_me_rhia
  • the fortress - Saint Petersburg
      the fortress
    by call_me_rhia
  • inside the cathedral - Saint Petersburg
      inside the cathedral
    by call_me_rhia
  • Peter and Paul Fortress - Saint Petersburg
  • Peter and Paul Fortress - Saint Petersburg

The Peter and Paul Fortress is very important - especially for people from the italian-speaking area of switzerland, since its architect (Trezzini) had come from this area. Peter the Great commissioned it in 1703 and wanted it built along the Neva River, so as to protect the city from attack by the Sweden.

Once inside the fortress walls you can visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral (where Russian czars and emperors are buried), the St. Petersburg City History Museum, the Commandant's House and Trubetskoy Bastion Prison, where even Dpstojevskj was at one time kept captive. The cathedral is something else... inside it's all gilded and glittering.

Address: petropavloskaya krepost
Directions: near alexandrovsky park, along the neva river
Phone: 2384550

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Sep 3, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“... traveling is not a destination ...”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 3 8
Forum Rank:
0 0 7 6 3

Have you been to Saint Petersburg?

  Share Your Travels