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River Boat Trip in Saint Petersburg
"Take the cruise along the Golden Ring of the Northern Venice with the views on the St. Nicholas Cathedral Mariinsky Theatre Moika River Embankment New Holland island Stroganov and Mariinsky Palaces St. Isaac’s Cathedral General Staff Building
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St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour
"Your private tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.As much as you can decide what you want to see here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood St Isaac's cathedral Peter and Paul Fortress Hermitage Yusupov palace
From $150.00
 
Yusupov Palace and St Isaac Cathedral Private Tour
"An exciting tour to one of the most interesting and nicely preserved palaces of the city – Yusupov Palace built in the 1740’s and then bought by Catherine II for one of her ladies in waiting and was eventually bought by Prince Nikolai Yusupov in 1830 for 250000 roubles!  It was here that Prince Felix Yusupov planned and carried out the murder of Rasputin who was lured to the Palace under the pretext of meeting Felix’s young and beautiful wife Irina. All the rooms are beautifully restored and full of art and the highlight must be the exquisite private theatre built for Zineida Yusupov where such renowned artists as Anna Pavlova and Shaliapin have performed. Later in the day the guide will invite you to proceed to the main church of the city - St. Isaac's Cathedral. Commissioned in 1818 by Alexander I
From EUR75.00

St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress Tips (108)

Here Is Where It All Began

This familiar site you can see on my photo is site we saw when we arrive and last place we saw upon departure to Russian capital. Somehow, the island and his famous fortress is not be part our...
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Odiseya
Jan 01, 2017

Go To The Beach!

Not many people know this but if you get a nice warm sunny day and fancy a bit of beach sunbathing there's a riverside beach just round the corner from the Neva gate at the Peter and Paul...
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johngayton
Aug 05, 2014

Trubetskoy Bastion Prison

These days you have to pay to get in but between 1718 and 1924 entry was free.Following the end of the Swedish war the fortress's importance as a defensive stronghold waned and so its garrison was put...
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johngayton
Jul 10, 2014

The St Peter and St Paul Cathedral

At the centre of the fortress is the magnificent St Peter and St Paul Cathedral. Work began on it in 1712 when St Petersburg was declared the Russian capital and it was completed in 1733. This was the...
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johngayton
Jul 10, 2014

Peter and Paul Fortress Overview

This is where it all started. Early in 1703, during the war with Sweden, Peter the Great had won an important battle, capturing the Swedish stronghold of Nienchanz on the River Neva. In order to...
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johngayton
Jul 10, 2014

Peter & Paul Fortress

This photo was taken whilst on a evening cruise along the Neva River and canals. A good method of obtaining an uninterupted view of many of the important buildings, palaces a historical points of St...
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Mikebb
Apr 04, 2013

Fortress

This is the oldest building in St. Petersburg and is dated 1703. Its purpose was to stave off Swedes but it didn't see any action.Until the beginning of the 20th century it was used as a prison....
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smirnofforiginal
Oct 05, 2012

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress was founded by Peter the Great and was erected in just one year between 1703 and 1704 during the Great Northern War against Sweden. The fortress was never used to defend the...
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fachd
Aug 01, 2012

Petrogradskaya

Llegamos en Metro a la isla , nos bajamos en la estación de Gorkovskayay y entramos en la Fortaleza de Pedro y Pablo por la puerta de San Pedro en la que se puede ver un escudo con el águila bicéfala...
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elpariente
Jul 22, 2012

PETER & PAUL FORTRESS - PETER THE GREAT STATUE

For some reason, the statue of Peter the Great is one of the most controversial monuments to be erected in St. Petersburg in the last 10 years. An American sculptor of Russian descent created the...
balhannah
Feb 10, 2012

PETER & PAUL FORTRESS

The Fortress was built on a small island in the Neva delta on May 27th,1703, so ever since then, 27th, May, 1703, is considered St.-Petersburg foundation day.The work on the fortress proceeded very...
balhannah
Feb 10, 2012

PETER & PAUL FORTRESS - PETROVSKIYE GATE

Our tour guide took us as far as Petrovskye Gate so we could have a look.This gate was built between 1717 and 1718, and is a bit like a triumphal arch.What is nice, is the large relief of the "Apostle...
balhannah
Feb 10, 2012
 
 
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St.Isaac's Cathedral

Church of St Isaac back to the hotel for the jackets and hit refresh, then on to The Church of St. Isaac. This church was big gilded, columned and also very impressive and was known as a symbol of the...
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Admiralty

Today Admiralty building was constructed to Andreyan Zakharov between 1806 and 1823. Located at the western end of the Nevsky Prospekt, The Admiralty with its gilded spire topped by a golden...
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Hermitage

As any Great Museum of the World Class, the State Hermitage has collections representing human culture from pre-historic times till XX century. At the ground floor you are going to find hall #65 the...
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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace. Work on the construction of it began in 1714. Peter the Great himself drew sketches for the building. In 1745 the architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli started work on reconstructing the...
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Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace is located to the north of the Catherine Palace, not far from it. Alexander Palace was built in 1796 by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi. Empress Catherine commissioned it to her...
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Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace is real architectural gem. The splendid palace is named after Catherine I, which was wife of Peter the Great. She continue to rule in Russia after her husband's death for two years....
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