Bell Tower

sights / Architecture

Bell Tower information

Location
St Petersburg , Russia
Address
Peter & Paul Fortress, Zayachy Ostrov
Getting there
Metro: Gorkovskaya
More information
www.spbmuseum.ru
Prices
adult/student R250/150
Opening hours
11am-5.30pm May-Sep
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The Cathedral's 122.5m-high bell tower is the second structure in St Petersburg after the television tower. At the base there is a small exhibition about the renovation of the tower in 1997, 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.

Tickets for guided tours (in Russian only) are sold at the boathouse information centre; if you're happy to look around on your own then buy your ticket inside the cathedral.