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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  • In Kronstadt, we hit January 2, 2018 year and I want to say that I warned that there are windy, but really there is very windy. Until we reached the lighthouse, it was not a walk, and the test of survival) should definitely be back there in the summer ...
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  • Really love this city, all in General as one attraction, if to me coming from someone familiar to tourists will arrive at Kronstadt,)
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  • Liked the road to this place, you go, and on both sides of you-water! In the Kronstadt walked on foot, walked into the Cathedral, feeling that a different atmosphere in it than in other people. Liked it
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