The Peter - and - Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia
The Peter - and Paul Fortress is both the architectural and historical centre of St. Petersburg . The Fortress was designed to protect the Neva lands that were won form the Swedes during the Northern War (1700 - 1721). Peter the Great built the Fortress that formed the nucleus of St. Petersburg in 1703. originally the Fortress was constructed to defend young capital of the Russian Empire, but soon the Fortress lost it's military importance. The main attraction of the Fortress is Peter - and Paul Cathedral which was the main Cathedral in Russian empire tilt 1858, the Cathedral is a great
of Russian architecture, in the Cathedral is a royal sepulchre of all Russian emperors beginning from Peter the Great till Nicolas II, From the end of 18th century the fortress lost its military importance and became the first prison for political offenders in Russia.
Open: 11.00 - 17.00. Closed on WED and on the last TUE of every month.