Great Citadel Shlisselburg – Day 1: The mysteries of the ruling families. Prisoners of Shlisselburg.

Shlisselburg is an ancient city with a rich history, which emerged together with the fortress of Orešek. The Fortress and Shlisselburg Prison, which existed there until 1917, the so-called "Russian Bastille", the Old Prison, the Fortress of Oreshek, the Historical Museum are the main attractions of Shlisselburg.
Great Citadel Shlisselburg

Trip duration: 1 day

Alisa Ivanchenko

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Музей Истории города Шлиссельбург

History Museums

We start our day with a fascinating tour of the main museum in Shlisselburg. Here you can see ancient household items and learn about amazing stories of the city's inhabitants. The museum is open on weekdays. Weekend visits are possible by prior arrangement.

Кафе у причала


We'll have lunch in a cafe at the pier, which offers an incredible view of the Neva.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)


Orešek Fortress is the centre of the historical significance of Shlisselburg. Its visit is a must for all history lovers. It is very easy to get to the fortress from the marina - motor ships leave every 5 minutes.

Старая тюрьма «Секретный дом»

Historic Sites

Perhaps one of the most impressive buildings in the Shlisselburg Fortress is the Old Prison or, as it was called, the Secret House. At one time in the Old Prison the first wife of Peter the Great Evdokia Fyodorovna Lopukhina was serving a sentence for organizing a conspiracy against her husband. Another prisoner, in whose veins the blood of the Romanov dynasty flowed, was Ivan VI. Being in exile almost from his infancy in connection with the struggle for the throne, he lived for a long time in Kholmogory, and then was put into the fortress of Oreshek. Other prisoners of the Secret House, whose names have gone down in history, were Vladimir Lenin's brother Alexander for the attempt on the Emperor, Ivan Pushchin, as well as many who rebelled against the reigning power.

Дело Вкуса


We will finish our day in a restaurant where you can have a tasty meal and discuss the most interesting moments of the day.

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