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.

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…

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…

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…

The lighthouse statue in the Park of the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to the newest park of Saint Petersburg that has a spectacular range of opportunities for entertaining and relaxing time spending. The park of the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg is a very green area that is perfect for long walks. There you can enjoy…

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…

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…

Egyptian bridge in Saint Petersburg

The Egyptian bridge was initially chained, and built in 1825-1826 by Wilhelm von Traitteur and Vasily Khristianovich in Saint Petersburg. It crossed the Fontanka river along the avenue, currently called after Mikhail Lermontov. The name of the bridge came from its special decoration. The bridge…

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…