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History of the Peter and Paul Fortress

Situated in the left-hand section of the Nevskaya Curtain Wall, this display of over 500 exhibits concentrates on the architectural history of the Peter and Paul Fortress, charting the various stages of construction in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the advances in building technology that they employed. The exhibits include archaeological finds, architectural blueprints, maps from the early 18th century, engravings and photographs, architectural models, and a wide range of historic construction tools. Multimedia displays are also featured.

  • The original angel from the spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia
    The original angel from the spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Model of the metal spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia
    Model of the metal spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Sabaoth - A bas relief on the attic of the Petrovsky Gate. Wood carving, 1709, in St Petersburg, Russia
    Sabaoth - A bas relief on the attic of the Petrovsky Gate. Wood carving, 1709
Open:Daily 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm.
Closed:Wednesdays
Admission:RUB 50.00
Accessibility note:Not wheelchair accessible
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