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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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  • i have never in my life seen a building/church this big, ginormous and a wedding taking place. as a photographer i was thrilled - the bride was plain, beautiful, simple, her groom, handsome tons of to...  more »
  • This was the highlight of my trip. The neighborhood was beautiful and semi deserted feeling, the cathedral was the most spectacular I've ever been in. The far end of the island is beautiful green natu...  more »
  • Oozing history where the Russian fleet docked and replenished during an age of naval battles and races for superiority. Remnants of hardware dot the beautiful park like setting such as buried inverted...  more »