Peter and Paul Fortress: Commandant's House

Interesting
Built in about 1840 by José de Marin, the Commandant's House contained the apartments of the commandant, as well as the chancellery and the courthouse. It was in this house that the Decembrist leaders were sentenced to death. In October 1917 it was used as the headquarters for the city's Revolutionary Committee. It now houses an exhibition devoted to the history of St. Petersburg.

Useful information

Address:

Sankt-Peterburg

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: free admittance to fortress grounds 8.30am and 9pm - RUB350 ticket (valid 2 days) access to all sites of the fortress except wall walk (RUB250) and bell tower (RUB 110)

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