- - map of Saint Petersburg;
- - scheme of the Petersburg underground.
In Saint Petersburg get to the metro station "Kirov plant", or even better – "Avtovo". Both of these stations are on the red line. From Kirovsky Zavod is a bus №200 to the University. He stops in front of the station "Avtovo", from which, except it goes in the same direction and bus number 300. The final stop of these routes is the same station square in Lomonosov, near the station "Oranienbaum-1".
On these buses you will drive past the marvelous Palace and Park ensembles of Strelna and Peterhof, on your way to be the old manor Znamenka, mykhailivka and serhiivka, Russian village Shuvalovka, military memorials in Peterhof and the village Martyshkino. Once you reach the last stop, change to bus No. 175.
Advice 2 : How to get to Kronstadt
Where is Kronstadt?
Kronstadt is a town – fortress and port city, built around the same time, when it was founded as Saint Petersburg, in the beginning of XVIII century. It is located on Kotlin island, the largest island in the Gulf of Finland, about thirty kilometers from St. Petersburg. The composition of the Kronstadt also includes some nearby small Islands. The city is part of St. Petersburg and is the only settlement of Kronstadt district.
Before the construction of the ring road or ring road, which passes through the protective structures located in the Gulf of Finland, to reach Kronstadt was only possible on water. Today there buses and taxis.
How to get to Kronstadt?
In fact, today it is much easier to drive on land transport, as Meteora, ferries and boats as public transport to the island now do not go. From St. Petersburg to Kronstadt is one bus number 101, its final stop is at the metro station "Old village". Route 101A is also sent from the Old village, but doesn't reach to the center of Kronstadt. To get a bus to the Fort from the University on route 175 from Sestroretsk on route 125. The fare is 50 rubles, the intervals between shipments account for about fifteen minutes.
Bus to Kronstadt to go as often: No. 405 departs from metro station "Chernaya Rechka", and No. 407 goes from the metro station "Prospect Enlightenment". The fare is more expensive – 65 rubles, but to the destination taxi arrives quickly.
To get to Kronstadt from the center of Saint Petersburg on the tour bus, at the same time you can learn the history of the city, to sightseeing information and without difficulty to get back. But the cost of such travel will be significantly higher – about a thousand rubles.
Drive by private transport to Kronstadt it is easiest if you depart from the Northern part of the city, need to get to the ring road with Savushkin street and Primorsky highway. From the ring road on the island Kotlin Kronstadt road turns on the highway, then you need to go through the streets of Revolt and Romala to get to the Central Anchor square.
Some time to Kronstadt went water taxis, but now their route is only between Arsenalnaya embankment, an Old village and the Copper horseman.
Advice 3 : Petersburg and surrounding area: Toronto
Located Kronstadt on Kotlin island and several Islands of artificial origin, in 50 km from St. Petersburg, in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. Until 1996 Kronstadt was a closed city, now the city is open to tourists.
The size of the island is 12 km long and 1.5 km wide, total area of 1584 hectares Kronstadt surrounds the 17 sea FORTS – artificial Islands. Another 5 FORTS located on the island of Kotlin.
To get from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt can be on the water or along the ring road across the dam. The dam is a complex of structures protecting St. Petersburg from flooding. Its length is 25.4 km.
From the height of bird flight offers beautiful views of the dam.
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Orthodox Cathedral built in 1913 on Yakornaya square, Kronstadt. Services in the Cathedral were held until 1927, and in 1929 it was closed and converted into a theater named after Gorky. In 1956 the building of the Cathedral was opened the Kronstadt fortress club and concert hall.
In 1974 it was converted into a branch of the naval Museum.
In 2002, the consecration and installation of the cross over the dome of the Naval Cathedral, and in 2013, ended the restoration.
Petrovskaya Pristan and Middle harbour
Originally the walls of the harbour was of wood and rested on piles. In 1859, had begun to deepen the harbour bottom and put a wall of granite. After this the harbour have been changed many times, but its present form it acquired in 1882.
The Marina is decorated with two cast-iron vases, two gun barrel mounted in the surface, anchors from boats. Since its Foundation to the present time it went in a long voyage, military campaigns, travel around the globe and back ships with Russian sailors.
FORTS Of Kronstadt
Fort "Emperor Alexander I" or "Plague" was built in 1836 – 1845.
Fort Kronshlot was built in 1703-1724.
Fort "Konstantin" (South battery) was built in 1868-1879, 1897-1901.
Fort "Peter I", or "Citadel" was built in 1721 - 1724.
Fort "Emperor Paul I", or "Resbank" built 1807-1812 years. Rebuilt in the years 1845-1859.
We can also look at other FORTS: "schanz", "Prince Menshikov", "Totleben" or "day", "Obruchev", "Reef" (the former Alexander battery), as well as the FORTS of the Southern and Northern batteries.
In Kronstadt nice to walk around the Petrovskiy Park, look to the Summer garden, full of monuments to outstanding people and events.
While in Kronstadt, worth a look and the shaft.
There are in the city four-meter Tree of wishes with the eyes, a smile and a great ear. You can write a wish on paper and put it in the socket of a cast iron owl, and all dearest to whisper in the ear of a large tree.
Come to this wonderful city which is rich in its history, who persevered in the siege, along with Leningrad, which is full of mysteries. I promise that no one will remain indifferent.