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In the very heart of the city, where the Griboyedov Canal crosses Nevsky Prospect, a majestic view of Kazan Square opens up. A beautiful temple, having stretched a wide arc of the colonnade, as if it embraces both a square with a fountain and the whole Nevsky. Kazan Cathedral was originally built as a court, ceremonial, as it occupied a central place in the capital of the empire, and became its original symbol. The church was consecrated on September 15, 1811 in the honor of Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.
The main thoroughfare of St. Petersburg is Nevsky Prospect, only six years older than the city. Peter I ordered to cut a clearing in the forest, which would connect the Admiralty fortress-shipyard with the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. The name of the main street of St. Petersburg has changed several times: Big Perspective Road, Big Nevsky Prospect, Nevsky Perspective - it was the longest and most direct in the city, thus giving an excellent perspective of the review and connected two objects, located on the banks of the Neva at a distance of 4.5 km from each other in a straight line. Nevsky Prospect crosses three waterways of St. Petersburg: the Moika River, the Griboedov Canal, and the Fontanka River.
A fascinating sightseeing tour of the historic small-scale and ceremonial Petersburg. Boat trips around St Petersburg, along its rivers and canals are a great alternative to excursions on land transport. It is more convenient to contemplate the historic architecture of the city from a ship, since, at the behest of Peter the Great, all significant buildings were located facades to the water. The bridges, openwork railings and curved parapets of embankments add charm to this journey.
Nowadays, when we think of the Hermitage, we imply the architectural complex that was evolving for over a century and that includes several buildings: The Winter Palace (1762),The Small Hermitage (1775), The Large (Old) Hermitage (1787), the Hermitage theatre (1787), and the New Hermitage. The State Hermitage museum is one of the largest museums in the world along with the Louvre in Paris, The National Gallery and The British Museum in London, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. Its collection includes approximately 3 million exhibits: 15,000 paintings, 12,000 sculptures, and 224,000 objects of applied arts.
The cathedral is named after reverend Isaac the Dalmatian, a Byzantium monk because on May 30th the remembrance day is also the day of birth Peter the Great, the founder of Saints Petersburg and the first Russian emperor. The fourth and the last version of the church is the cathedral itself, recognized as a masterpiece of the 19th century’s architecture, by the design proposed by the French architect, August de Montferrand. The interior design of the cathedral can astonish with the perfection of shapes’ execution, at the same time, the numerous pieces of art, the combination of colorful gems and gilding.
Currently, the Winter Palace constitutes a part of the architectural complex of one of the largest museums in the world – the State Hermitage museum. The Palace is situated in the heart of Saints Petersburg. Built in 1762 for 155 years the Winter Palace had been used as the main residence of the Russian royal family until the last Russian monarch – Nicholas the 2nd. It is one of the brightest, finest and latest momentums of the High Baroque, the style that strived to show solemnity and grandiosity.
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Сar sharing сompanies in St Petersburg
Car sharing is actively developing both in Moscow and in St Petersburg. At the same time, this service has its own characteristics and features in the northern capital of Russia. So it is worth examining all details in advance in order to understand which cars…Read more
Saint-Petersburg Rivers and Canals
Embankments with palaces' facades, bridges with graceful fences reflected in the river smooth surface ... These paintings, like gems in a kaleidoscope, make up a portrait of the beautiful and mysterious Northern capital. Water gives a special charm to urban landscapes - the rivers and…Read more
How to make a museum visit more interesting
Enjoying art and not being bored is sometimes a difficult task. But if you want to make your museum visits more exciting and memorable, check out the advice below. Sometimes the simplest things can be very helpful. 1. Do not try to view everything at…Read more