MOSCOW NIGHT TOUR30 March 2020
MOSCOW SUBWAY TOUR2 April 2020
SAINT PETER AND ST PAUL FORTRESS
In the territory of the Saint Peter and St Paul fortress the history of Saint Petersburg began, so to know this city you must know its origin.
Saint Peter and St Paul fortress is the territory where began the history of St. Petersburg and the birthday of the city coincides with the day of the foundation of the fortress.
During this tour there are several points to visit:
- Walking around the island of the hares
- The first triumphal arc
- The urban beach
- The famous statue of Peter I
- The cannons that fire every noon.
Although the fortress was built to defend these territories against the Swedes, it did not have to defend the city.
The history of the Saint Peter and St Paul fortress is associated with all stages of the Russian revolutionary movement. At this time, the Fortress of Peter and Paul was one of the most terrible political prisons where the defenders of the monarchy and servitude locked up. The walls of the fortress speak of murders, torture, of those condemned to slow death, or crazed in dreary and damp cells.
We will visit this prison (ticket included) and talk about the famous political prisoners like Dostoyevsky, Trotsky, Ulyanov. We’re talking about all the Russian revolutionary movements, the conditions in this prison and the fate of the prisoners.
In the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul (ticket included) our guide will review with visitors to the Romanovs, all Russian emperors are buried in this place. The story of this royal family is a series of murders, conspiracies, coups.
And in the end, we will know the true story of Princess Anastasia and her brothers.
The tour is an opportunity to know all about the birth of the Russian capital during the brightest Romanov dynasty of the Russian Empire.
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The meeting point is at Gorkovskaya Metro Station, blue line. Outside will be the guide waiting for you carrying some pink umbrellas in your hand.