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This trip was my second time of St. Petersburg (third of Russia) but was the first time here.
I wanted walk around somewhere never seen and after left our luggage at hotel couldn't checkin since 9:00 am so we walked around ( Monday ,Hermintage was...More
Interesting prison with lots of stories about the prisoners scattered throughout. There are signs in English and interesting information provided. Several cells are set us as they were and the displays are good.
I would have liked to learn more about what the priosners did...More
The Bastion is not prominent within the Peter and Paul Fortress, however, being part of the combo ticket allowed us to seek it out.
It is a sombre, foreboding place and was cold, even in the hot day we visited.
The cells have biographies outside...More
Tucked away in a corner bastion of the fortress of Peter and Paul is this rather grim prison with a two tiered series of cells set around a central courtyard. A number of reviewers complained that the cells were all the same but that's partly...More
I was expecting more from this. It was one of the reasons we opted for the combo ticket instead of just visiting the church. It was interesting, but I think it could have been better. The cells are mostly the same, but you can see...More
A sombre place, but the snippets on most inmates of this forbidding place provided a revealing insight into the politics of the time. Some of those incarcerated here were well-known figures (Trotsky, Dostoevsky, and 4 Romanov Grand Dukes); others were more general activists against the...More
My wife and I had a particular interest in seeing the cells as we are researching the story of a Russian actress who secured the release of her cousin, a member of the Provisional Government, after he had been arrested and imprisoned here. The displays...More
This wasn't part of our itinerary but we decided to buy the package ticket that included the fortress and the bastion.
Not much to see here really. The place is pretty small and the cells all look the same. Reading the different write-ups outside each...More
We visited here recently as part of a trip to the Peter & Paul Fortress and I chose to write a specific review about it because we really enjoyed it. I mentioned this in my review of the overall attraction, but wanted to highlight it...More