Peter-and-Paul Fortress. It is the birth place of St.Petersburg – a military construction of the 18th century. The wide walls were designed specially to protect the land from sieges, but never saw military action. For more than 200 years the fortress was used as a major political prison of Russia. The major attraction is of course the magnificent Peter-and-Paul Cathedral crowned with its golden spire that is so much part of the St. Petersburg skyline. It is the oldest church in the city as well as the burial place of the Russian emperors – from Peter the Great to Nicolas II. Those having more time in the city may enjoy visiting the museum of history of St.Petersburg located in Commandant’s house or the former prison.