Peter and Paul Fortress


Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. Very beginning of St Petersburg.

St. Petersburg's first building has served many roles over three centuries, from political prison to Tsars' burial chamber. Now it is home to a museum of the city's history.

Address:
Zayachy (Hare) Island

Metro:
Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya

Open:
The grounds of the fortress at open 6am to 10pm. All exhibitions are open daily, except Wednesdays, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Tuesdays, 10 am to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.

Phone:
+7 (812) 230-6431

Website:
http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/peterpaul_fortress/

Photo and video:
free/included

Accessibility note:
The Cathedral and the grounds are wheelchair accessible. Other exhibits are not wheelchair accessible (stairs, curbs, cobblestone pavements)

Grounds of the Fortress

It's free to wander the grounds of the Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the widely varied architecture of its numerous historic buildings.

Open:
Daily, 6 am to 10 pm

Admission:
Free

Accessibility note:
Fully wheelchair accessible


Peter & Paul Cathedral

This stunning baroque cathedral is one of St. Petersburg's great landmarks, and also houses the graves of nearly all the Romanov Emperors and Empresses.

Open:
Daily, 10 am to 7 pm. Tuesdays, 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.

Admission:
RUB 350.00

Accessibility note:
Fully accessible (ramps).

 

Jail of Trubetskoy Bastion

This exhibition charts the history of this notorious political prison in the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress through the turbulent final decades of Tsarist rule.

Open:
Daily, except Wednesdays, 10 am to 7 pm. Last admission is at 6:30 pm.

Admission:
RUB 150.00

Accessibility note:
Limited access

 

History of St. Petersburg - Petrograd. 1703-1918 (Commandant's House)

Tracing the civil history of the St. Petersburg area from before the city's founding up until the arrival of the Bolsheviks, with numerous absorbing interactive exhibits.

Open:
Daily, except Wednesdays, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Tuesday till 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.

Admission:
RUB 150.00

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

 

History of Peter & Paul Fortress (Nevskaya Curtain Wall)

This exhibition provides a detailed examination of the various stages of building of the Peter and Paul Fortress, with blueprints, antique tools, and interactive displays.

Open:
Daily, except Wednesdays, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Tuesday till 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.

Admission:
RUB 50.00

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

 

Museum of Space Exploration and Missile Technology (Ioannovsky Ravelin)

These premises in the Peter and Paul Fortress were used as laboratories for ground-breaking rocket research, and now house a museum charting the Soviet side of the space race.

Open:
Daily, except Wednesdays, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Tuesday till 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.

Admission:
RUB 100.00

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

 

Street of Time (Engineering House)

Designed to help teach children about St. Petersburg, this display is arranged as a street of houses from different periods, each with housing a different aspect of the city's history.

Open:
Daily, except Wednesdays, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Tuesday till 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.

Admission:
RUB 90.00

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

 

Printing workshop "Pechatnya" (Nevskaya Curtain Wall)

This workshop is both a museum of antique printing presses and a workshop where you can try using the machines for yourself, or pick up printed souvenirs and gifts.

Open:
Daily, 10:30 am to 7 pm.

Admission:
Free

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

 

Neva Panorama Walkway along the walls of the fortress

For superb views across the Neva River, this walk along the tops of the fortress walls is unbeatable, with great opportunities for photography.

Open:
Daily, 10 am to 9 pm.

Admission:
RUB 300.00

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

 

History of the Bell Tower of the Peter & Paul Cathedral

A chance to see the carillion and the historic bells of the Peter & Paul Cathedral, as well as spectacular views of the city centre from the 42m viewing platform.

Open:
May 1 to September 15: Open daily, except Wednesdays. Four sessions per day: 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm.

Admission:
RUB 150.00

Accessibility note:
Not wheelchair accessible

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