- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
All seasons of the year, Petersburgers line up in their skivvies against the outer wall of the fortress to catch the sun's rays.
- This is the historic heart of the city. Tsar Peter I built the fortress in just six months in 1703. Situated on the Zaiachii (Rabbit) island, the fortress faces the Winter Palace and is one of the city's symbols. The fortress houses an assembly of interesting monuments such as the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Trubetskii prison, Peter's Boathouse and the The Mint. Peter and other Russian Tsars are buried at the cathedral.
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