The Peter and Paul Fortress A (Cathedral Square)

Петропавловская крепость. Путеводитель

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Петропавловская крепость с высоты птичьего полётаName: the main building of the fortress is the Cathedral, dedicated to the Apostles Peter and Paul.

Interesting facts: St. Petersburg – the name originally was given for this fortress. Translated this name means “Fortress of St. Peter.” Noting the date of foundation of Petersburg May 27, citizens actually are celebrating the day, when in 1703 the Peter and Paul Fortress had been founded.

Major Attractions:

Peter and Paul Cathedral – Russian emperors are buried here from Peter the Great to Nicholas II.

Boathouse – the building constructed for the favorite boat of Peter the Great – “Grandfather of the Russian fleet.”

Сommandant’s House – the building where commandants of fortress were living and where were located their offices.

Saint Petersburg Mint – since Peter the Great to the present day in this place mint coins; notes, however, do not release.

Prison of Peter and Paul Fortress – Peter and Paul Fortress never made ​​a shot at the enemy, it was used as a political prison

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