We invite you to make an exciting excursion in the heart of the city. The Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg is the oldest architectural monument in the city. The date of laying the fortress is considered to be the founding date of the northern capital. The history of the city begins with it.
Our guide will tell you many interesting stories connected with this place. Until the 20th century, the Peter and Paul Fortress also performed the function of a prison, where especially dangerous state criminals were placed without trial (only by imperial decision). One of the first prisoners was Tsarevich Alexei, the son of Peter I. You will learn about famous prisoners and heir fates.
The fortress contains several notable buildings clustered around the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
In 1731, the cathedral acquired the status of a cathedral church and became the tomb of the Romanov dynasty. Russian tsars are buried here, starting from Peter I to Nicholas II.