Peter and Paul fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg. It was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Peter and Paul Fortress is a unique example of Russian fortifications from the early 18-th century. There is a number of historical buildings on the territory of the fortress. Among them are the Engineers’ House and the Commandant’s House – former residence of the fortress’s commandant. Both buildings were erected in the 1740s, they are unique examples of the early Baroque style in Russia. The Peter and Paul Fortress houses the Mint (1805) which is the oldest enterprise in St. Petersburg still producing coins, medals and badges. The Boathouse (Botniy dom) was designed in the late nineteenth century to accommodate Peter the Great’s boat which he used to sail as a young man.

The complex ticket includes visiting Peter and Paul Cathedral and Trubetskoy Bastion Prison. You can change you coupon for a ticket at a ticket-office oppossite to Boathouse (Botniy dom).


Location: Zayachiy (Hare’s) island

Subway station: Gorkovskaya

Working hours: 

Admission to Peter and Paul Fortress: daily from 09:00 to 21:00. Antrance to the island opens at 06:00.

City Tour Pass ticket offices: 11:00-17:00

Coordinates: N59.9498727 E30.3135283