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Now a branch of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (as are all exhibits in the fortress), it presents displays about the city's prerevolutionary history. Full review →
History buffs will love it and everyone will swoon at the panoramic views from atop the fortress walls, at the foot of which lies a sandy riverside beach, a prime spot for sunbathing. Full review →
The cradle of Saint Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress (1703) has withstood the passing of time and that of Russian history. Full review →
Other exhibits include an extremely odd – and controversial – statue of Peter the Great, a working mint and the cells where Tsarist-era revolutionaries were held. Full review →