Off to see the Peter and Paul Fortress the oldest construction in St. Petersburg which was originally created to protect the city but eventually used as a political prison. Be prepared if you are going to be on the Island when the cannon is fired at the Naryshkin Bastion (1725)!!
Through Neva Gate known as “Death Gateway” where prisoners embarked on their journey to execution or exile to reach the Cathedral on the island of Petrogrdskaya.
St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral is where soldiers and officers of the Fortress worshipped and the remains of the last emperor of Russia, Nicholas II, his family and faithful servants were laid to rest on July 17, 1998 the eightieth anniversary of their murder. Just when you thought you had seen it all!