The Peter and Paul Fortress В (the Central Alley)

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:

Monument to Peter the Great – the most controversial monument in the city.

Guardroom – here sitting punished garrison soldiers. Now here is situated the administration of the History museum.

Kommendant’s House – the building where commandants of fortress were living.

Engineers House – here lived and worked fortress engineers.

Armoury (Zeughaus) – former Arsenal, where “the road of life”  trucks were being repaired.

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