Museums

Top must-see museums and galleries

St Petersburg is described as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. You can see Russian history on each step there. That is why there are so many different museums – literary, historical, art, unusual, famous and unknown. Of course, each of these museums is worth visiting. You can decide for yourself whether to choose a popular one or to see something unknown and unexplored.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Monument to Alexander III in front of Marble palace

Marble palace is one of the most recognized buildings in St Petersburg, constructed in the 18th century. It was built in 1768-1785 under the order of Catherine II, who intended to present it to her favorite Grigory Orlov. The palace is called “Marble” thanks to…

Anichkov Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

Anichkov palace is the oldest building on Nevsky prospekt, one of the ten Imperial palaces of Saint Petersburg. This building has a special history: it was often presented, mostly as a sign of affection or for wedding. The palace is situated in the city centre…

Mikhailovsky Palace at Arts Square in St Petersburg

The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg is the world’s greatest museum of Russian art. It was established by the Emperor Nicolas II in 1895 and solemnly open to the public on March 19, 1898. Up to 1917 the museum was called “The Russian Museum…

st michael's castle st petersburg

Mikhailovsky Castle (Saint Michael’s Castle) is among the largest architectural monuments of the 18th century. It is the only palace building in Russia, created in the romantic classicism style. It is located on the former place of the Empress’s Elizaveta Petrovna Summer Palace and surrounded…

Stroganov Palace by night

Stroganov Palace in the centre of Saint Petersburg is a unique building of baroque style, constructed in the 18th century. This huge house belonged to the ancient merchant family of Stroganov. The construction of the Palace takes special attention. History of construction In 1742 baron…

Hermitage Raphael Gallery

The 250th jubilee of the State Hermitage Museum was celebrated in 2014. 1764 is considered to be the year of the museum’s creation, in particular because an extensive collection of paintings purchased by Catherine the Great from the Prussian merchant – Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky –…