St. John’s Gate - the gate in the St. John’s ravelin of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg . They provide a passage from the Ioannovsky bridge into the fortress through the Peter Gate .
|Location||St. Petersburg , Peter and Paul Fortress|
|Status||An object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation of federal significance. Reg. No. 781610427160126 ( EGROKN ). (Wikigid database)|
The St. John’s Gate was erected in the years 1738-1740, according to the project of the military engineer B.K. von Minich , was built under the leadership of H. De Marina and named after Tsar Ivan V , the father of Empress Anna Ioannovna , during whose reign the gates were erected. The date “1740” is displayed above the doorway, indicating the time of completion of all work on the construction of the stone Peter and Paul Fortress. John's Gate was the final object of the restructuring of the fortress in stone. A cartouche is placed in the tympanum of the gate, crowned with the imperial crown, surrounded by military attributes - banners, halberds , and drums.
When designing the front (east) facade of this building, we used the experience of decorative processing of the lower tier of the Petrovsky Gate (two pairs of columns). A little later, a similar composition was used in the construction of the Neva Gate . The internal facade of the gate in 1829 was rusted and decorated with sockets.
In the 1960s, architects I.N.Benois and A.L. Rotach restored the St. John’s Gate.
In April-May 2008, repairs were carried out in the fortress, which affected Ioannovsky ravelin . [one]
- John the Ravelin
- St. John's bridge
- www.dp.ru. In the Peter and Paul Fortress, Ioannovsky and Petrovsky Gates were closed // Business Petersburg ISSN 1606-1829 (Online) / St. Petersburg /. - 14:08 on April 24, 2008. (inaccessible link)