Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

historic citadel turned into a tourist attraction and history museum

Location: 

Peter and Paul Fortress, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046

Duration: 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Journey: 

personal highlights

  1. Fortress: original citadel from 1703, when the city was built
  2. Emperors: burial ground for the Russian Emperor's family
  3. Museum: today it's a tourist attraction with a history museum
  4. Peter and Paul: too many places are named after these two apostles

image sources

  1. hangman on his scaffold
  2. fortification towards Neva River
  3. Asian tourists everywhere
  4. modern artillery exhibition
  5. main building made of bricks

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