"St Peter & Paul Fortress" St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress Tip by cheekymarieh
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The fortress was built in 1703 and was the first building to be erected in St Petersburg. This was a former prison with a beach in front. Its first prisoner was actually Peter the Great's own son Alexei and in later life housed political prisoners.
From here there is the daily 12 noon wake up call which is actually a cannon shot. Having heard similar sounds when up in Edinburgh it didn't make me jump as my friend expected me to.
You can sunbathe on the beach by the banks of the Neva on a sunny day. There is a museum of the city within which has very exhibits of the life of citizens of the city over the years.
Open: Thursday to Monday 11am to 6 pm, Tuesday - 11 am to 5 pm.
Entry into the fort is actually free but to visit the other attractions inside attract a charge - see more in the separate descriptions.
Address: Petropavlovskaya krepost, 3
Directions: Metro: Gorkovskaya walk to Neva river. The fortress is located on Zayachy Island.
Phone: +7 (812) 238 4550
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