- This is where it all began – the spot where Peter the Great started building a fortress on May 27th 1703, thereby founding the city that would become one of the most beautiful in Europe.It was the Peter and Paul Fortress.The dominant and most spectacular building in the fortress is St Peter and Paul's Cathedral. Also designed by Trezzini, the cathedral is in early Russian baroque style and was built between 1712-33.Another popular feature on the fortress grounds is the statue of Peter the Great. In sharp contrast to the idealized portrait of Peter as the Bronze Horseman across the river, this version of Petersburg's founder seems almost a mocking one. The Tsar is depicted with an abnormally small head and creepily elongated appendages. But this is just a little description of what u can see if u visit this historical,amazing place:)
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