Kronstadt, St. Petersburg

4.6
Explore the base of the Russian admiralty on your visit to Kronstadt, the city's primary seaport and once the site of a major rebellion. In March of 1921, the soldiers, navy officers, and sailors--along with their civilian supporters--led a rebellion against the local Bolshevik government, demanding freedom of speech and the end of deportation camps. Founded by Peter the Great, the military town was an important training center for the Soviet Navy during World War II, and features many fortresses that protected St. Petersburg and its vital shipping routes, although it was bombed several times by German forces during World War II. This municipality was of such importance to the Russian military that it was closed to the public until 1996. Visit the cathedral and palace, take a boat tour around the harbor fortresses, and visit the museum detailing the history of the area. The town is easily accessible via boat or the local bus service. With our world travel planner, St. Petersburg attractions like Kronstadt can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Traveled from the cruise terminal in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt and enjoyed getting out of the city for a visit to this amazing Cathedral. Did a city tour before needing out of town and was...  more »
  • The city itself is quite dull and boring. But the cathedral! Oh my good, real beauty. I cant imagine how commies could have turned that into a cinema.  more »

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