Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities – Day 6: Return to St. Petersburg

Today we are finishing our journey through historical places, we will go from Kingisepp to St. Petersburg, on the way visiting various interesting places, among which ancient fortresses, defensive constructions and monuments.
Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities

Trip duration: 6 days

Alexandr Kosar

family cafe (ХоРоШо)


The usual European dishes are prepared here, and for breakfast we ordered several chicken cutlets with rice, as well as a couple of portions of vinaigrette. It is also worth noting that the restaurant interior is very cozy and home-like, creating an atmosphere of warmth and calmness.

Ivangorod castle (Ивангородская крепость)


More than once during the trip we saw ancient fortresses and castles, and now we will visit another famous medieval fortress - Ivangorod Fortress. It is located not far from the Narva River, there is a good view of the quay. A walk along the territory, walls and towers can be complemented by a visit to the local souvenir shop.

Копорская крепость


Another one of the most interesting ancient defensive forts in the Leningrad region, which is certainly worth visiting is the fortress Koporye, located in the village of the same name. It has a rather rich and interesting story, which the guide will tell you in detail. Restoration works are carried out in some areas, but this does not prevent the general flow of tourists.



After a long tour we went to Pine Forest in search of a place to have lunch. Wandering around the city for a short while, we found the family cafe Spice&Strast. It cooks mainly European and Asian cuisine, many of the dishes are marked with funchosa, as well as salad with chicken thigh.

Шепелёвский маяк


After lunch we went to the coast of the Gulf of Finland to the village of Shepelevo, where the lighthouse of the same name is located. Of course, the lighthouse itself is still functioning as intended, so it is unlikely to get inside, but a stroll through the area leaves the most pleasant impressions, there are beautiful views of the bay.

Форт Красная Горка

Historic Sites

Moving further along the coast, you can get to a small village Lebyazhie, where there is another defensive border, once guarded these areas - Fort Krasnaya Gorka. There is a memorial to seamen who died in the sea, in addition, you can see several examples of military equipment and defensive structures.

GrillBar Academia

BBQ Joints

We decided to finish our journey not so far from Peterhof, having dinner in a small grill bar. Here a huge number of different grilled meat and fish dishes are prepared. You should definitely try Bavarian sausages as well as burgers and ribs. It's worth saying that there's also dessert to choose from. Personally, I had a chocolate cake with fresh strawberry berries to taste.