Engineering house in the Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

The Engineering House is a historical building and a unique example of the "Peter's Baroque", located on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress (Zayachy Island) in St. Petersburg.

The engineering house was built in 1748-1749, presumably according to the project of the military engineer N. I. Muravyov.

The uniqueness of this one-story building is that it has come down to our days almost unchanged and is an example of the early or Peter's Baroque style.

The buildings form a quadrangular courtyard with two gates. In 1886, the gate passage from the Main Alley of the Peter and Paul Fortress was built up, and both buildings were brought under one roof. In 1960-1968, the Engineering House was restored according to the project of the architect Irina Benois.

The walls of the building are pink and orange in color, treated with rusticated blades.

At various times, the Engineering House housed the drawing workshop and the Technical building of the Engineering Team, which was engaged in carrying out repair and construction work in the fortress; the archive of the Engineering Department and living quarters for employees of the Engineering Department.

Currently, within the walls of the former engineering house, there are rooms used, among other things, for temporary exhibitions of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.

Practical information

The engineering house is located on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress, between the Main Alley, The Gosudarev bastion, the building of the former guardhouse, the Nevsky kurtina (part of the fortress wall) with Nevsky Gate and Petrovskaya kurtina with Peter's Gate, at the address: Peter and Paul Fortress, 2.

The entrance to the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress is free (free of charge).

Nearest metro stations: "Gorkovskaya" and "Sportivnaya".

All accommodation facilities in Saint Petersburg, including in the city center and near the Peter and Paul Fortress, can be viewed and booked here

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