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Trubetskoy Bastion

Peter & Paul Fortress | metro Gor'kovskaja, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 230-64-31
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Peter & Paul Fortress | metro Gor'kovskaja, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bastion is not prominent within the Peter and Paul Fortress, however, being part of the combo ticket allowed us to seek it out. It is a sombre, foreboding place and was cold, even in the hot day we visited. The cells have biographies outside...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tucked away in a corner bastion of the fortress of Peter and Paul is this rather grim prison with a two tiered series of cells set around a central courtyard. A number of reviewers complained that the cells were all the same but that's partly...More

Thank Polyolbion A
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I was expecting more from this. It was one of the reasons we opted for the combo ticket instead of just visiting the church. It was interesting, but I think it could have been better. The cells are mostly the same, but you can see...More

Thank Jolene224
Reviewed 30 June 2016

A sombre place, but the snippets on most inmates of this forbidding place provided a revealing insight into the politics of the time. Some of those incarcerated here were well-known figures (Trotsky, Dostoevsky, and 4 Romanov Grand Dukes); others were more general activists against the...More

Thank cumbrianna58
Reviewed 24 October 2015

My wife and I had a particular interest in seeing the cells as we are researching the story of a Russian actress who secured the release of her cousin, a member of the Provisional Government, after he had been arrested and imprisoned here. The displays...More

1  Thank PCSensei
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This wasn't part of our itinerary but we decided to buy the package ticket that included the fortress and the bastion. Not much to see here really. The place is pretty small and the cells all look the same. Reading the different write-ups outside each...More

Thank lerrick09
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We visited here recently as part of a trip to the Peter & Paul Fortress and I chose to write a specific review about it because we really enjoyed it. I mentioned this in my review of the overall attraction, but wanted to highlight it...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 19 June 2015

There isn't really much to see, all the cells are much the same. If you are interested in Russian history, buy a nice book instead. If you have visited the conciergerie in Paris, this is not anywhere close to being as interesting. Each cell has...More

Thank Kwiptix
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is quite a big facility, but it's relatively fast seen. After all all the cells are similar and there is not much more to see than the cells. Of course there are writings of who was living in each cell, but I have been...More

Thank B737-800
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Makes you realise how quickly fortunes can change. One minute you are in charge and then it is you that are powerless.Makes you appreciate good fortune and to treasure it. So many of the inmates met their maker after passing through its doors. An insight...More

Thank oneisspc
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