The Incredible Peter-and-Paul Fortress

The heart of the city – the Peter-and-Paul Fortress - was founded on 27th of May 1703, and that was the birthday of Saint Petersburg. The Cathedral in the middle of the fortress is a burial place of Russian Emperors from Peter the Great, the founder of the city, to Alexander III.

Nowadays the Peter-and-Paul Fortress is a symbol of the city with a golden angel on top of the cathedral spire who, as the citizens believe, protects the city and keeps it safe. From the granite walls of the fortress you can enjoy the majestic views of the city.


The Peter-and-Paul Fortress