Peter and Paul Fortress – Peter’s Dream
Peter and Paul Cathedral
The bell tower was delivered from Holland in 1720 and played the song Since the Glory every hour and God save the Tsar ever noon until 1917. In 1952, a new clock was installed that played the Soviet hymn four times a day.
Peter and Paul Fortress Prison
Revolution at the Fortress
Statues at the Peter and Paul Fortress
Tips for Visiting
Changing of the guards takes place on Saturdays at 12 in the summer months.
In addition to the fortress, cathedral, prison and mint, there are other exhibitions in the Fortress you can visit:
– History of the Fortress
-History of St. Petersburg/Petrograd 1703-1918
-Museum of Cosmonauts
-History of the Bell Tower of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
-Collection of Porcelain and Glassware from the 18th-21stC
-Collection of Furniture from the 18th-20thC
The Fortress grounds are open from 6am – 21pm. The ticket office is open 10-6pm everyday except Tuesday. On Tuesday the ticket office closes at 5pm. Last admission is sold an hour before the ticket office closes.
Exhibitions are closed on Wednesdays.