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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  • Truly legendary ship. Stands on eternal blockship off the Petrovskaya embankment. 20 minutes from Metro station Gorkovskaya. Visit the Cruiser "Aurora" best combine with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Museum House of Peter I.
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  • Aurora weapon-the most powerful gun in the world. One blank shot-70 years of devastation. If jokes asside Cruiser and a piece of history and just curious as a warship of the time.
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  • This was my second visit to the Aurora, the first since it's recently completed renovation. First I should say undoubtedly the Cruiser Aurora is one of St Petersburg iconic sights and even without it'...  more »
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  • Russian war ship full of history. It took part of the Russian-Japanese war, in the WW1 and the revolution of October, later in the WW2 and as a training war ship, and even provided humanitarian assistance in the Italian earthquake. Outstanding museum.
  • Great museum. Not much in English when it comes to the displays however. Still worth a visit to see this historic fighting vessel.
  • Where tourism meets history. The gun which started the October revolution on a splendidly kept old cruiser. P.S. Although almost all the indicationa are in Russian if you look well there is a minimum of information in English, which is sufficient to guide the visitor. Not very crowded, but of course usually in summer you will not be the only tourist on board.
  • Nice monument from Russian history. You can make cool picks there.
  • It's amazing to see it, a part of Russian history. Also, a quote interesting pressed of Maritime history. It is in great shape. Definitely worth a visit.

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