Kronshtadt Travel Guide

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Kronshtadt Things to Do

  • Tide-Gauge

    The Kronstadt Tide-Gauge has its origins in a horizontal mark cut into the stone pier of a bridge over Kronstadt's Obvodny Canal showing the average water level of the Baltic in the period 1825-40 (established by the outstanding hydrographer Mikhail Reineke). Later a gauge for measuring sea-ievel was installed alongside, its zero reading...

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  • Wooden lighthouse

    There is really little information about this lighthouse. It functions only together (or in pair) with another lighthouse which is situated at another part of the gulf. Such lighthouses are called alignment lighthouses, one of them is a front lighthouse and the other is rear. Kronshtadt lighthouse was built approximately in 1930s when the submarine...

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  • Monument to submariners of Baltic

    The submarine S-156 "Komsomolets Kazakhstan" Laid · October 25, 1952. · Built on the factory "Red Sormovo" Gorky. · October 18, 1953 raised the naval flag of the USSR · 37 yearsin the composition of compounds Navy in Kronstadt. 20 years, declared "greatship".

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  • Chapel of Our Lady of Tikhvin

    During 1805-1817 the St.Andrew's Cathedral was being built in Kronshtadt together with the chapel of Our Lady in Tikhvin Icon. I was absolutely orthodox christian. In this cathedral St.John of Kronshtadt served more then 50 years. The cathedral and the chapel were removed in 1932. Now only a memorial stone was installed in 2003. And the chapel of...

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  • St Andrews Cathedral

    Built in 1817 this cathedral was sadly demolished in 1932 but today there is a memorial gardens where it once stood. Here is a map of the city and a symbolic pot , from which according to legend the island "Kotlin" took its name. There is also "the tree of desires" which is situated near the fence of the obvodny canal. This is very popular with...

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  • Gostiny Dvor

    Gostiny Dvor was built in 1832 to a design by V. Maslov. It soon became the main shopping centre in Kronshtadt as it still is today.In 2007 the building was completely restored back to its former glory.Outside the Gostiny Dvor is the musical fountain "Kronslot" and a memorial sign "300 years of Kronshtadt"

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  • Naval Library

    Situated on Sovetskaya St. is the building of the naval library. Built in the early 20th century it was considered to be the largest public library in Russia.

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  • Admiralty of Peter the Great

    This complex of building were built during the late 18th and early 19th centuries primarily for the supplying of ships with evrything considered necessary for there operations. Today these building are in a very poor state of repair although it is planned to restore them in the future.The Admiralty is surrounded by the the Obvodny canal.

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  • Memorial to Fabian Bellinghausen

    Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen was an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, who ultimately rose to the rank of Admiral. He was a notable participant of the first Russian circumnavigation and subsequently a leader of another circumnavigation expedition, which discovered the continent of Antarctica....

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  • Memorial to Revolutionary Baltic seamen

    This monument although not outstanding in itself is typical of many soviet style monuments and thus is worth seeing.

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  • Hospital of N. Semashko

    Situated on Manyilskogo St. the hospital chapel has been restored and although not open for public viewing inside, the outside looks very good and is worth seeing.

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  • St Elizabeth Church

    This building was formerly a Lutheran church built in the first half of the 19th century. The church is a retangular building with its main facade decorated by 6 columned portico with a triangular pediment to a Corinthian design.Formerly the building had a dome with a cross on top but this is long gone !!!The buiding is now owned by "Vodokanal" and...

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  • Chapel of the Saviour on Waters

    Constructed in 1903 of granite and pottery stone.The facades of the building are decorated with mosaic icons and anchors with chains.The chapel was completely restored in 2004 for the 300th anniversary of kronshtadt.it is located next to the Art museum.

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  • Art Museum of Kronshtadt

    The museum takes a trip across time and finds out about 300 years of history in Kronshtadt.themuseum collections include a model of Kronslot fort. A Kronshtadt water pipe believed to be the first in Russia and lots of photo's and documents about life in KronshtadtIn the park outside there is a horizontal sun dial ( the biggest one in...

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  • Naval Plant and memorial

    A large area of the city is occupied by the Naval plant. Opened in 1858 the factory became the first center for shipbuilding and repairs in Russia.for many years war ships and auxillary vessels were built in the docks here.In 1967 at Metallistov Square a memorial to the workers of the Naval plant was erected

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  • Makarovsky Bridge & Dock Basin

    Makarovsky bridge was constructed over the Petrovsky Ravine linking the cathdral with the dock basin and the summer garden.

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  • Naval Cathedral

    The huge 70-metre-high cathedral with a 27-metre diameter dome was built in 1902-13 on the highest point in Kronstadt. It served primarily as a garrison church for the sailors quartered in the town. The design was by Vasily Kosiakov, the director of theInstitute of Civil Engineers, who took Hagia Sophia in Constantinople as his prototype. He gave...

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  • Yakornaya Square

    Yakornaya Square (Anchors Square) is one of the most memroable places in Kronshtadt. The square appeared in 1754 as the place for the storage of anchors and anchor chains (hence the name, meaning anchor square; in November 1918 the square was renamed as Revolyutsii Square, though the name did not become common). The square took on its current...

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  • Petrovsky Park

    The most remarkable place in the park is the majestic monument to Peter the Great erected in 1841.The embankment opens with a view of the Peter's quay where military and research ships can be seen.There is also a memorial midday gun and a stele in honour of Russian seamen - heroes of Teusima battle.

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  • Dock Bridge & Italianskiy Pond

    Dock Bridge (another name leaf bridge) – the bridge over the canal of Peter the Great in the suburbs of St. Petersburg Kronstadt. The bridge was built of boiler steel in the second half of the 19th century and is notable for the fact that it was assembled at the riveted joints, since welding technology was not yet worked out to realize such a...

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  • Monument to Submariners of the Baltic...

    The monument is dedicated to submariners of the Baltic Fleet, who defended approaches to the city of Lenin during World War II. Architects: M.N. Meisel, M.N. Afanasiev. Kronstadt preserves the memory of the heroes-submariners. A granite obelisk is mounted on a five-stage basis. On the obverse there is an inscription: “Glory to submariners of the...

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Kronshtadt Restaurants

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    Don't be intimidated by the look of the entrance. Inside is a soviet style, simple cafe which serves tea, butterbrodi, soup etc. It's very cheap and has a spacious toilet.

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Kronshtadt Transportation

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    by wad_white Updated Jun 13, 2010

    One of the ways to the naval fort, and possibly the most comfortable and beautiful. High-speed boats "Meteor" departs daily from Dvortsovay Naberezhnaya (Palace Embankment) (near the Hermitage: +59° 56' 28.60", +30° 18' 44.70"). Boats depart four times a day. Schedule on holidays is little more comfortable than on weekdays.

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Kronshtadt Off The Beaten Path

  • Fort Kronshlot (Kronstadt Range Front)

    This is the current lighthouse, which was built near the walls of Fort Kronshlot. Built by Peter the Great in 1704, Fort Kronshlot is the oldest of the many fortresses protecting Kronstadt and St. Petersburg. The range guides ships up the channel on the south side of Ostrov Kotlin toward the naval base at Kronstadt. Located on a small island just...

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  • Fort Nikolai Range Front

    I didn't see this range marker lined up with the range, but I saw the range marker structure on one side of it as we rounded Fort Kronshlot. According to the internet, this was build in 1891 and has been inactive since the early 1920s when the current Fort Kronshlot Light was built. It is a 52 ft round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery,...

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Kronshtadt Sports & Outdoors

  • Unknown ATONs

    The main attraction on the Baltic coast is the historic city of St Petersburg, built on the banks of the River Neva and considered the most beautiful Russian city. The sea area between St Petersburg and Kronstadt, inside a man-made seawall, is a popular cruising area for Russian sailors. These are the ATONS (Aids to Navigation) on which I can find...

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  • Marker or lighthouse

    Kronshtadt (often spelled Kronstadt) is the historic home port of Russia's Baltic Fleet. The city and naval base are built on Kotlin Island, located 30 km (19 mi) west of St. Petersburg.The first lighthouse that I saw (and which I could identify) was the Kronstadt Rear Range Light which is in back of the main lighthouse in this series. It is the...

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  • Kronstadt (Range Rear)

    This very tall (177 feet) lighthouse built in the early 1920s is active. It is an octagonal unpainted concrete tower with a red lantern and gallery. It is located near the east end of the naval harbor at Kronstadt

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  • Morskoy Kanal Range Front

    The first two photos are of one of the lighthouses that I could identify. Built in 1914, it is an active lighthouse described as a 66 ft octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery. The lighthouse is unpainted gray concrete, except the side facing the range is painted black with a white vertical stripe on the range line which is located about...

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  • Location of Kotlin island

    When you arrive by cruise ship the Kronshtadt on the Kotlin island is a first sight you will see. You can get there from St. Petersburg by bus (from Staraya Derevnya metro), by car along the dam or by boat.

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