Архитектура

Путеводитель по архитектуре Санкт-Петербурга

Архитектура Санкт-Петербурга особенная и неповторимая. Множество построек и домов — сокровища русской архитектуры, некоторые из них по праву можно назвать мировыми достижениями. Здесь работали и творили многие известные архитекторы — Росси, Растрелли, Монферран, Воронихин. Все они внесли большой вклад в развитие и облик города. В Санкт-Петербурге можно увидеть здания разных архитектурных стилей и эпох от барокко и классицизма до сталинской архитектуры.

Who doesn't know the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow? It is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to space exploration and rocketry. However, St. Petersburg also has its own museum of cosmonautics - much smaller in size, but certainly no less significant…

The branch of the Museum of the History of the City, telling about its life and development in the 1920s-40s, is located in a large prominent building on the English Embankment on the banks of the Neva, which itself is a vivid example of the…

Alexandrinsky Theatre - Russian State Academy Drama Theater, Saint Petersburg Russia

The legendary Alexandrinsky Theater is the oldest national theater in Russia. It was established by a Senate Decree signed by the daughter of Peter the Great, Empress Elizabeth on August 30, 1756. The theater became the first state public theater in Russia and began its…

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral

The city of Kronstadt is located on the Kotlin Island in the Gulf of Finland. In 2011, it was connected to the southern and northern parts of the city by a highway as part of a complex of flood protection structures in St. Petersburg. The…

View on the palace in Oranienbaum from the front lawn

The palace and park ensemble “Oranienbaum” is located in the city of Lomonosov, so named in Soviet times in honor of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. It is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 km from St. Petersburg near…

The fortress of Old Ladoga from a bird-eye view

Thus begins the folk epic of the 12th century, "The Tale of Bygone Years," recorded by monk Nestor. This document forms the basis of historical research on the beginning of Russian statehood. And in accordance with it, the fragmented principalities on the territory of the…

Metro station hall in Saint Petersburg Russia

You would probably ask what can be attractive and interesting in getting to know such a utilitarian destination as the city underground? There may be nothing all over the world, but not in the cities of the former Soviet Union. Starting from the first lines…

Gostiny Dvor on Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg

Gostiny Dvor is the historical Russian name for shopping galleries. It can be translated as a guest house or guest yard. Since ancient times, the word Gost’ (Guest) in Russia meant a merchant who came to trade. Therefore, both indoor markets and shopping arcades began…

The Spit of Vasilievsky island in Saint Petersburg

The building of the old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange is located in the compositional centre of the Spit of Vasilievsky island. It has very vivid and monumental features of classicism. In the end of 1781, the stock exchange was ordered to be projected and built…

Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg Russia

Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg or Izmailovsky Cathedral is the architectural monument of the classicism. It was named after the Izmailovsky Regiment, one of the oldest ones in Russia. The regiment was founded by the Empress Anna Ioannovna in 1730. Part of the temple is…