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.

Monument to Fyodor Dostoevsky in St Petersburg

The first monument to F. Dostoevsky was erected in Moscow on Tsvetnoy Boulevard in 1918 as part of Lenin's plan of monumental propaganda - a granite statue by the sculptor Merkurov of 1911-1913. However, in 1936 the monument was moved to Dostoevsky Street in front…

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…

Battleship Poltava. Photo by Andrey Shremetev

The battleship Poltava project is a faithful recreation for museum purposes of the first large ship of the Russian Navy, launched at the St. Petersburg Admiralty in 1712. The choice of the name of the ship was not accidental - in honor of the place…

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…

Sphinxes sculpture on Saint Petersburg promenade

The word Sphinx comes from the Greek language. The peoples of the world represented these sculptures in different ways. In ancient Egypt, lions lived beyond the Nile Valley, were beautiful and strong. Egyptian sculptors carved lion statues from stone and placed them near temples and…

Pikalov bridge as a part of Seven bridges Point in Saint Petersburg Russia

Pikalov bridge (Russian: Pikalov most) across Griboedov canal is located along Kryukov Embankment. It connects Kolomensky and Pokrovsky islands. Unique and unusual crossing of Kryukov and Griboedov canals contributed to the creation of a beautiful Seven bridges spot. The bridge is situated close to Saint…

Aleksandrovsky garden and the Admiralty in Saint Petersburg

The garden, named after the Emperor Aleksander II, was opened in 1874. In the times of Peter the Great, there was a free area - a glacis - in front of the Admiralty. Its main role was to defend the fortress. However, in reality the…

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…

Tavrichesky garden in Saint Petersburg Russia

Tauride Garden or, as it's called in Russian "Tavrichesky Sad" is the first landscape park in Saint Petersburg. It was created in the 1780s during the reign of Catherine the Great, and was considered the most beautiful park in the Northern capital. Empress said that…