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Walk excursion visiting Peter and Paul fortress, warship Aurora, Museum of Political history, House of Peter the Great
Duration: 4 hrs, distance 4 km.
Price: 30 Euro per tourist included entrance tickets

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During “Political history” excursion we will 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.

Also we visit historical warship Aurora which blank shot in October of 1917 signaled the start of the Red Revolution. Today a museum ship cruiser Aurora became one of the most visited tourist attractions as the prominent attribute of Russian history. We will also visit Political History Museum in the mansion of prima-ballerina Kshesinskaya – Cold War and Soviet Life exhibition and take a look on the House of Peter the Great.

See also the Peter and Paul fortress

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