State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg

08 Jun , 11:00–19:00
3, Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the "heart" of St. Petersburg: it was here on 27 May 1703 that the new city, the future capital of the Russian Empire, was laid out by the will of Peter the Great. Today the Peter and Paul Fortress is one of the cultural and scientific centres of St. Petersburg. The fortress houses museum expositions dedicated to the history of the city, the St. Petersburg Mint, and the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first cathedral of the Northern Capital, which for 200 years was the burial place of the Russian emperors of the Romanov dynasty.

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