In the city

The sightseeings of Saint Petersburg

The city views of St. Petersburg are amazing in their diversity. Do you like museums, churches, cathedrals or chic palaces? Theater? Or reading poems of a world-famous poet? Learn about the lives of rulers or see the symbol of the October Revolution? Then you definitely should come to Saint Petersburg and see all the sights of your interest with own eyes.

Most likely every tourist who was walking along Nevsky prospekt saw this palace, located right in the city centre. Even Beloselsky palace was not initially in a sightseeing route, it’s hard not to pass it by thanks to its location next to Anichkov palace and…

Smolny Cathedral is located on the left side of the Neva river, where earlier people made resin, used in ship building. There is a legend that Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, wanted to become a nun. For that reason she picked up the…

Kunstkamera on Vasilievsky island in St Petersburg

The first museum of Russia was established by Peter the Great in the centre of St Petersburg on the shore of the Neva river. The Kunstkamera is also known as Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. For over 300 years, Russian and Soviet…

Lomonosov bridge in St Petersburg

Lomonosov bridge, also known as Chernyshev bridge, is located in the central region of Saint Petersburg. The bridge crosses the Fontanka river where it intersects Lomonosov Street. Initially the bridge was wooden and was called the Catherine bridge in honor of the Empress Catherine the…

Mariinsky Palace on Isaac's Square in St Petersburg

Mariinsky Palace in Saint Petersburg had an essential role in the political life of Russia. Initially, it was home for the daughter of Nicolas I. Later, alongside with Winter and Tauride Palaces it was one of the political palaces of that time. The Palace served…

Kissing bridge in St Petersburg is a very romantic place.

If you are looking for a romantic place, this is the one. Kissing bridge, or as it is called in Russian “Potseluev most” is among the most charming sights of Saint Petersburg. The bridge crosses the Moyka river if moving along Glinka Street. Speaking of…

The water view on Sheremetev Palace

The former residence of the earls Sheremetevs is a cultural monument and a historical building in Saint Petersburg. Nowadays, there you will find one of the branches of St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. Actually, Sheremetev Palace is also called the Fountain House…

Lenin Square is located in a comfortable traffic intersection between Finland Railway Station and the Neva river. History in brief Up to the 18th century, that area was called “The wolf’s field”. It was a cattle pasture and a city dump. A part of it…

Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka river

Despite the outward modesty of Shuvalov Palace, it can undoubtedly be called one of the most interesting architectural monuments of the Northern capital. This building has a great historical value as it is related to many significant personalities of Russia. Shuvalov Palace, located on the…

The wooden palace, designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli under the order of the Empress Anna Ioannovna, was built in 1739. When Elizabeth Petrovna ascended the throne, the former owner of the palace Reinhold Gustaw von Loewenwolde, Anna’s favourite, was sent into exile, and the Razumovsky palace…