Петропавловская крепость

Peter and Paul fortress

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The first cathedral of St Petersburg, a burial place of the Romanov dynasty.

One of the most important traditions of St Petersburg.

Trubetskoy Bastion Prison of Peter and Paul Fortress functioned from 1872 until 1921 as the main political prison of the Imperial Russia

The ceremony of changing of the guard is performed in Peter and Paul Fortress every Saturday during the summer season.

Permanent display in the bell tower of Peter and Paul Cathedral tells about the main stages of its construction and restoration.

Permanent display in the Neva Curtain Wall explores the history of construction and developmeent of Peter and Paul Fortress.

Exhibition in the Commandant's House of Peter and Paul Fortress tells about different aspects of daily life of the citizens of St Petersburg.

The Museum exposition devoted to the history of Russian cosmonautics and rocket technology and the role played by the Petersburg-Leningrad scientists, engineers, and designers in the development of this area of Russian science and technology.

About 5000 objects of porcelain and glassware from the collection of ceramics and glassware of the State Museum of the History of St Petersburg.

The exhibition displays about 200 pieces of furniture: living room sets, dining room sets, sofas, armchairs, tables, chairs, banquettes, chests of drawers, wardrobes, cupboards, incense burners, fireplace screens, etc. Here a visitor can see furniture manufactured in different countries of Western Europe but the biggest part of the collection is presented by Russian "household" furniture.