Vasilevskiy Island
This place is a part of the historical center of Saint-Petersburg. The island was envisaged by Peter the Great (the Russian emperor, ruled from 1721...
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Summer garden
Summer garden was opened after long reconstruction in 2012 on the Day of the City. It looked just like it was on the XVIII century. Back then the plan...
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The Kunstkamera (Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography)
Officially known as the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, this was the first museum in Russia, and is one of the oldest in the world. The...
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Rostral Columns
These two columns standing on the Strelka ("spit") of Vasilyevsky Island are as much a symbol of St. Petersburg. For over two centuries, they have...
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Anichkov Bridge
Anichkov Bridge is one of the architectural highlights of Nevsky Prospekt, and essential viewing for any visitor to St. Petersburg, and the famous...
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Anichkov Palace
One of the oldest building's on Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's central thoroughfare, Anichkov Palace stands next to the landmark Anichkov Bridge...
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Lomonosov Bridge
Named after the great Russian polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, whose advances in chemistry, mathematics, linguistics and literature made him a kind of...
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Lomonosov Square
This square was created by the great architect Carlo Rossi. It is framed by a large architectural ensemble comprising of Ostrovsky Square...
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Ciniselli Circus
Gaetano Ciniselli, a native of Milan and one of the most famous circus performers of his day in Europe, first came to St. Petersburg in 1845 as part...
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Fontanka Embankment
One can walk along the Fontanka from beginning to end, but the part from the Neva to the Nevsky Prospekt with its many museums and sights is the part...
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Bolshoi Drama Theatre named after G. A. Tovstonogov (The Tovstonogov Theatre)
The Tovstonogov Theatre was founded in 1918 as the Special Drama Company. Maria Andreeva, Maxim Gorky and Alexander Blok took direct part in its...
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Apraksin Dvor
The first market on the spot originated in the mid-18th century, deriving its name from Count Apraksin who owned the plot. After a merchant named...
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Stroganov Palace
One of the oldest and finest of the aristocratic residences in St. Petersburg, the Stroganov Palace has a prominent location on the corner of Nevsky...
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Headquarters building Guards Corps
Headquarters of Guards Corps building was built after the General Staff was constructed, the concept of the building was to make it fit in the design...
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General Staff building
This spectacular, crescent-shaped neoclassical building, most famous for its central triumphal arch, which brings pedestrians out on to Palace Square...
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The Admiralty
The Admiralty is one St. Petersburg's oldest and most important buildings, opposite the Winter Palace and the focal point for three of the city's main...
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The Alexander Column
From the creator of the marvelous St. Isaac's Cathedral came this monument to the Russian military victory in the war with Napoleon's France. Named...
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Palace Square
One of the most beautiful and harmonious ensembles of architecture in the world, Palace Square remains the main public space of St. Petersburg after...
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Monument to Nicholas I
The monument to the iron-willed and notoriously despotic Russian ruler Nicholas I on St. Isaac's Square was built by renowned Russian architect August...
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Winter palace
From the 1760s onwards the Winter Palace was the main residence of the Russian Tsars. Magnificently located on the bank of the Neva River, this...
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Mariinsky Palace
The Mariinsky Palace, situated just across the square from St Isaac's Cathedral, is better known today as the seat of the local Legislative Assembly...
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The Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter the Great, stands on Senatskaia Square, facing the Neva River and...
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Academy of Arts Building
On the suggestion of Count Ivan Shuvalov, Empress Elizabeth issued an imperial decree for the foundation in St. Petersburg of an "academy of the three...
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Gavrila Derzhavin Villa-Museum
This vast villa, which was the home of the Russian classical poet Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (1743-1816), consists of three buildings on the banks...
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Eliseyev Emporium
At the very end of the 19th century, Grigoriy Grigorievich Eliseyev, the scion of an immensely wealthy family of merchants who dominated the market...
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Alexander Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment
This literary museum, dedicated to Russia's most celebrated poet, stands just a few yards away from Palace Square and two blocks from Nevsky Prospekt...
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Tolstoy House (Apartment Building of Count Mikhail Tolstoy)
A huge apartment house that became one of the symbols of Style Moderne architecture in St. Petersburg, the Tolstoy House is particularly notable for...
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Salt town
The “Salt town” a district in St. Petersburg center, in a small area which fits a lot of interest objects. At the beginning of the XVIII century here...
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St. Isaac's Cathedral
The dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and its gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city. You can...
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Moyka River
This small winding stream that today runs through the very heart of St. Petersburg was the first the boundary of the young city in the beginning of...
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Senate and Synod Building
This immense building in high neoclassical style was built for the two most important administrative organs of the Imperial Russian government, the...
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Senate Square
The unique ensemble of Senatskaya Ploshchad comprises a panoramic view of the Bolshaya Neva, the Alexander Garden, the magnificent buildings of the...
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Alexander Garden
The Alexander Garden is located in the very center of St. Petersburg, next to Palace Square and behind the Admiralty. Until 1806, the area was covered...
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The Central Exhibition Hаll "Manege" (Konnogvardeyskiy Manege)
Prominently positioned opposite St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Konnogavrdeyskiy Manege, the riding school of the Life Guards Cavalry Regiment, was built...
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The Blue Bridge
Directly between St Isaac's Cathedral and the City Hall building there is a bridge, as wide as the adjacent Isaakievskaya Square, that is rather...
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The Red Bridge
The first cast iron bridge on the site was designed and built in 1808-1813 to a design by William Heste. The bridge was rebuilt in 1953 by architect...
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House of the Jesuits
In 1801, on a site overlooking the Italian street and Griboyedov promenade the architect L. Ruska started the construction of a three-story building...
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The National Library of Russia
The NLR is currently ranked among the world’s major libraries. It has the second richest library collection in the Russian Federation, a treasury of...
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Assignation Bank Building
The source of the first paper money to be circulated in Russia, the Assignation Bank was founded in 1769 on orders of Catherine the Great. In 1782...
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Arts Square
Arts Square is a testimony to the effectiveness of the originally planning that went into the city. The square's plan was drawn up by the Italian...
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Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood
Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is known to Petersburgers as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - or even just the Church on the...
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Kazanskaya Ploshchad (Kazan Square)
The pride and glory of Kazan Square is the majestic Cathedral of Kazan. This cathedral is held dear not only by believers but to all the Russian...
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Mikhailovskiy Palace
A magnificent Empire-style palace with charming gardens on the banks of the Moika River, the Mikhailovskiy Palace has for more than a century housed...
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Griboedov Canal
This is a narrow and twisting canal flowing through the very centre of St. Petersburg, between - and for most of its length parallel to - the Fontanka...
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Vorontsov Palace
Although the Vorontsov Palace is not open to the public and has never played a major role in Russian history, it is still likely to catch visitors'...
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Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor
St. Petersburg's largest department store, Gostiny Dvor is one of Nevsky Prospekt's most famous landmarks, and has been at the center of trade in the...
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Dom Knigi (Singer Company Building)
St. Petersburg's largest and most famous bookshop, Dom Knigi ("House of the Book") occupies one of the most beautiful buildings on Nevsky Prospekt...
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Nevsky Prospekt
Nevsky Prospekt is St. Petersburg's main avenue and one of the best-known streets in Russia. Cutting through the historical center of the city, it...
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Kazansky Cathedral
Located in the heart of Nevsky prospekt, Kazansky Cathedral can hardly be left unnoticed. It is a common meeting place, always crowded with...
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The Bank Bridge
Just a few minutes' walk down the Griboedov Canal from Nevsky Prospekt and Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg's Bank Bridge is one of the world's most...
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