Peter and Paul fortress excursion

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Walk excursion visiting the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703
Duration: 2 hrs
Price: 17 Euro per tourist included tickets

Description

Visit the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini’s designs from 1706 to 1740. The fortress that had a purpose of defending the city from the Swedes with time became a prison for high-ranking or political prisoners. Inside the fortress there is the cathedral where the remains of Tsars such as Catherine the Great or Peter the Great rest. You could take monumental photos from the site.