Monuments

Buildings, statues, obelisks of St Petersburg

St Petersburg has many beautiful and very interesting historical and modern monuments 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.

Arts Square in St Petersburg

Arts Square, initially called Mikhailovskaya Square, is an architectural ensemble in St Petersburg. It was designed in the first part of the 19th century by a great architect Carlo di Giovanni Rossi. The square is located close to Griboedov canal. History and layout For a…

Palace Square in St Petersburg Russia

Situated in the heart of St Petersburg, Palace square is the main square of the city, adored by its residents and guests. It’s one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles of the world. Best Russian architects worked on its creation. The name of the square…

The Admiralty of St Petersburg Russia

It’s one of the most known oldest architectural monuments of the Northern capital. History The Admiralty’ construction started in 1704 under the supervision of Peter the Great on the island between Neva and Moyka rivers. The Admiralty was thought as a main dockyard of Russian…

Anichkov bridge in St Petersburg (panorama view)

One of the first and the most popular bridges in St Petersburg - the Anichkov bridge. It’s among three bridges that follow the Nevsky Prospekt and cross the Fontanka river. Having wonderful sculptures of horses, this bridge is easy to recognize and memorize. Anichkov bridge…

The view on Isaac's Square from the Cathedral

Isaac's Square is one of the most beautiful and majestic squares of Saint Petersburg. Its ensemble includes several buildings, but the main one is, of course, Isaac's Cathedral. The formation of the square took 300 years until the construction of Isaac's Church. However, it got…

arch of the general staff building st petersburg

General Staff Building is an outstanding architectural monument of Saint Petersburg, designed by Carlo Rossi in 1820-1830s. The magnificent classical building, placed opposite to the Imperial residence Winter Palace, finalized the ensemble of Palace Square, giving it a special administrative status. The building was split…

St Petersburg Senate Square

One of the oldest and well-recognized squares of St Petersburg. Senate Square started to form already in 1704, as a part of glacis next to the Admiralty which was initially planned not only as a shipyard, but also as a fortress. That’s why it was…

Marsovo Field in St Petersburg

This park complex is situated in the center of St Petersburg and is now known as a place for resting and doing sports. It’s not only beautiful and tidy, but also surrounded by a variety of popular city sights. The ensemble of the Marsovo field…

Monument to Peter the Great

Bronze Horseman is probably the most famous monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter the Great. It is located at the Senate Square, and this placement was chosen for a reason. The monument is situated next to the Admiralty founded by the Emperor and…

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…