Kronstadt, St. Petersburg

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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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  • Very interesting island and no less interesting way to it - we arrived by ferry, on the way you can see the forts. The island itself is small, but there is a beautiful sea cathedral, cast-iron pavement, canals, a beautiful promenade and a park. A nice place to visit on the weekend.
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  • Krondstat. The Museum of The Lighthouse. A large collection of huge 19th and early 20th century lenses, acetylene, electric and LED flashing lights, various navigation devices are housed in the casemates of Kolpinbarracks on Fort Constantine. The museum houses the first French lens in Russia. In 1858 it was installed on the lighthouse of Seskar. An extraordinary absolutely young lady tour guide!!!! I talk about my own children with less enthusiasm than she about lenses and beacons fantastic excursion) three small halls ...
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