Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg

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All aboard Cruiser Aurora, a training ship that played a central role in the beginning of the Great October Socialist Revolution. The ship first launched in 1900 and joined the Russian Navy in 1903. The ship-turned-museum played an active part in the Russo-Japanese war, World War I, and World War II, but it is remembered best for stymieing international intervention during the Soviet uprising of 1917. Climb on board to see what life was like for the sailors working on the ship. The exhibit provides additional information on the battles that the cruiser took part in, its history, and the people who sailed the ship. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your St. Petersburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Although there was no english tour available when I went, I was fortunate enough to have bilingual people in my group. The ship itself is in astonishing condition and has quite a bit of historical...  more »
  • For most tourists this is just a ship docked on the shore of the Neva river. As St. Petersburg has many tourist places this would not be ranked in lower digits, no wonder is rated #106 of places to...  more »
  • Aurora is a famous cruiser and nowadays upper deck is like in old good time while the lower deck is a museum.Its lovely arranged and only downside is all the informations are only in Russian...  more »
  • Saint Petersburg is a City full of very interesting things to see. One of the must see attractions is the Aurora battle cruiser which played an important role in the first world war and the October Revolution in 1917. The ship is now a museum. Most of the deck is accessible for visitors and in the below deck are the main museum exhibits. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Aurora (Russian: Авро́ра) is a 1900 Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in Saint Petersburg. Aurora was active during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Aurora survived the Battle of Tsushima. One of the first incidents of the October Revolution 1917 in Russia took place on the cruiser Aurora, which reportedly fired the first shot, signalling the beginning of the attack on the Winter Palace
  • Very interesting if you like your history. Nice bit of engineering too. Bit of a stroll out from the city centre, but easily done. The boat which started a communist revolution seems to be a magnet for rich young kids on their grad night who want to be photographed in front of it drinking champagne! At least 3 limos pulled up while I was there. There's a good joke in there somewhere!!
  • Overall good experience. Ship is well maintained and there are some exhibitions inside with videos and photos. Free for Russian citizens on some days. Be prepared to put your backpacks into somewhat questionable storage before entering the ship. No free tours available for visitors, but saw some politicians there for a private VIP tour.
  • Nice ship connected to one of worst events in human history. I was here after opening hours, so was only outside. It is nice photo opportunity, and place you should not miss during your stay in Petersburg.

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