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Peter and Paul fortress


Peter and Paul fortress

Peter and Paul fortress is the first city building and a "museum in the open air". It was constructed as a fortress and was used as a political prison - like Tower in London or Conciergerie in Paris. You walk here among the ancient fortifications and can visit Trubetskoy bastion casemates. It is highly recommended you visit the St. Peter and Paul cathedral of the early XVIII century with the burial vault of Peter the Great and all Russian tsars since XVIII - Russian St. Denis.

In the numerous buildings on the territory of the fortress you will find several permanent and contemporary exhibitions.
 +Tatiana Collins+