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Oreshek (Schlisselburg) Fortress

This island fortress at the mouth of Lake Ladoga was a political prison for over a century, holding Decembrists and members of the anarchist Pepole's Will, among others.

  • View of medieval Oreshek Fortress from a river bank east of St Petersburg, Russia
    View of medieval Oreshek Fortress
  • One of the medieval towers at Oreshek Fortress on the Neva River, east of St Petersburg, Russia
    One of the medieval towers at Oreshek Fortress on the Neva River
  • The New Prison at Oreshek Fortress, east of St Petersburg Russia
    The New Prison at Oreshek Fortress
  • Corridors of the prison at Oreshek Fortress, east of St Petersburg
    Corridors of the prison at Oreshek Fortress
Address:Shlisselburg, Leningrad Region
Open:Daily from 01 May to 31 October (while ferries can operate). 10 am to 6 pm.
Telephone:+7 (81362) 74-104
Website:http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/oreshek_fortress/
Admission:Adults: RUB 180.00. Schoolchildren: RUB 80.00. Ferries from Schlisselburg pier to the fortress: Adults: RUB 250.00. Children: RUB 200.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible. Access to the grounds is difficult for limited mobility visitors (have to board a very basic ferry to reach the island).
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