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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. Plan your visit to Kronstadt and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg family vacation planner.
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  • Shaken by a visit to Kronstadt, and especially its naval Cathedral. This is the place to be at least once a visit. But Stagecoach Kronstadt on Anchor square is generally the local exotica. Terrific cafés serving a very good inexpensive coffee. Unfortunately do not know the name of the friendly hostess, which even included an old Gramophone. When visiting Kronstadt ETO be sure to visit cafes and you will not regret.
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  • It is interesting to visit, because in this town have a look, so it's best to find attractions and read the reviews about them separately
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  • This ancient town, amazing history and media owner of the stunning beauty of the Orthodox Cathedral. even just wander through the quiet streets of the waterfront, walking through the quiet Park, on the suspension bridge across the ravine to gather on the square with a magnificent cathedral and delightedly freeze before him
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