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.

The elegant golden silhouette of Peter and Paul Cathedral is a symbol of St Petersburg that is easy to recognize. Lots of city legends and historical facts are linked to this place. The Cathedral occupies the main place in the whole ensemble of Peter and…

THE SPILLED BLOOD CHURCH inside

The Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ is a monument of the Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism that dates back to the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. It was built on the site at which on March…

St Isaac's Cathedral top view

Isaac's cathedral is named after reverend Isaac the Dalmatian, a Byzantium monk that lived in the 4th century. This Saint is not really widely known in Russia. It was dedicated to Isaac because on May 30th (by the 12-day slower Julian calendar) the remembrance day…

Summer palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summer Palace of Peter the Great is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in Saint Petersburg. It’s located in a very beautiful area called Summer Garden. The garden was established in the beginning of the 18th century when the Northern capital was just…

Peterhof Great Palace

Peterhof is the "world's capital of fountains", a tremendous extravaganza of water and gold, marble and bronze. Concentrated on its territory of 117.5 hectares (290 acres) are several palace ensembles (the Great Palace with the Upper Garden and Great Cascade, the Lower Park with the…

Catherine Palace twilights

Beautiful, very cozy and green, this city in the suburban district of Saint Petersburg was named after Alexander Pushkin in 1937. The poet studied there at the Lyceum of Tsarskoye Selo. Interestingly, for about two centuries this town was a summer residential area of the…

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. This is Kunstkamera also known as Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. For over 300 years, Russian and Soviet…

Easter Egg of the Faberge Museum collection

A privately owned museum, organized by the Link of Times Foundation, with the magnificent collection of works by the recognized worldwide jeweler Carl Fabergé. The Foundation acquired the unique collection from Malcolm Forbes, it also gathered over 4000 fine art pieces and restored Shuvalov Palace,…

Yusupov Palace, view from Moyka River

The yellow facade on Moyka river hides a real treasure for those who are fond of antique interiors, grand stairs and halls, sculptures and paintings, modern theatre and mysterious stories. Despite several revolutions, war and crises, almost everything stayed the way it was. Yusupov Palace…

cruiser aurora

A legendary cruiser that currently serves as a museum ship of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Aurora is one of the well-known attractions of the city, its recognizable symbol with great history. Aurora was one of three first rank cruisers together with Pallada and Diana, constructed at…