Monuments

Buildings, statues, obelisks of St Petersburg

St Petersburg has many beautiful and very interesting historical and modern sights that you can easily visit during a one or two day tours around the city and its suburbs. Actually St Petersburg is called a living monument, as lots of its streets, buildings and places were constructed by worldwide known artists. Before visiting this or that location, get to know more about it.

rostral columns from water in st petersburg

Architectural constructions of 32 meters high are situated in the centre of St Petersburg, in the Spit of Vasilievsky island, and are considered as one of the symbols of the city. Rostral columns were established in 1810 and projected by the French architect Thomas de Thomon, who decorated them with rostra, i.e. front parts of…

Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad 1981

The impressive monument located on Victory Square (Russian: Ploshad Pobedy) is among the first city sights you see when travelling from the southern direction, i.e Pulkovo airport. It was designed by Sergey Speranskiy and Valentin Kamenskiy, and sculpted by Mikhail Anikushin. The monument was established in 1975 in the memory of the heroic residents of…

The Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik

Tiny, only 11 centimeter-long, the statue of a siskin is well-known in St Petersburg and even called a lucky bird. It is one of the smallest monuments in St Petersburg of almost 5 kilos in weight, installed near the First Engineering Bridge, in 1994. The statue’s designed by the Georgian artist Rezo Gabriadze. The location…