SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral, in the grounds of Peter & Paul Fortress, has a magnificent baroque interior, quite different from...
Peter & Paul Fortress
Set aside a chunk of time to explore the Peter & Paul Fortress as there’s plenty to do and see. Individual tickets are needed for...
The Artillery Museum is housed in the fort’s original arsenal, across the moat from the Peter & Paul Fortress. It chronicles...
This swank spot is part restaurant, part lounge and 100% upper-class. Set within the western bastion of the Peter & Paul Fortress,...
Chin Chin Café
Evoking the salubrious atmosphere of pre-WWII Shanghai (they even have the Tintin comic The Blue Lotus on hand to read) is this elegant...
Bell Tower information
Lonely Planet review
The 122.5m-high bell tower in the Peter & Paul Fortress remains the city’s tallest structure. It offers a small exhibition about the renovation of the tower, as well as an up-close inspection of the bell-ringing mechanism. The main reason to climb all these steps, of course, is for the magnificent 360-degree panorama. The bell tower is open only with a guided tour, so call in advance or check the information office for the schedule, which is likely to change. Tickets are sold at the boathouse.