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.

Peter's cabin is a part of Russian museum.

The Cabin of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg is the first residence of the Tsar and generally the first civilian building in the city on the Neva river. It is situated on the Petrograd side, not far from the Troitsky Square. The Cabin is…

Dostoevsky museum in Saint Petersburg Russia

Saint Petersburg was always a part of Dostoevsky's art, as it meant a lot for him in real life. The poet moved to St Petersburg in 1837 and since changed among 20 addresses. Sights and streets of this at times called and severe, but still…

Museum of political history of Russia in Saint Petersburg

The Museum of the Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg is the first historical and political museum in Russia that holds evidence of the political life of Russian society from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. The museum's…

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. The choice of the style and shape of the castle was due to the fact that…

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…

Alexander Nevsky Lavra in Saint Petersburg

Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery, or Alexander Nevsky Lavra is often called the heart of Saint Petersburg. Peter the Great ordered to build a monastery on the supposed place of the Battle on the Ice of 1242. Later, it was historically proven that the battle took…

Menshikov palace on the Neva river

Menshikov palace in Saint Petersburg is situated at the University Embankment, opposite to the Admiralty. It is one of the greatest constructions of the 18th century. Stylish building represented the mood and spirit of Peter the Great who wanted to build a magnificent city on…

Pushkin Museum in St Petersburg moyka 12

Have you heard of Alexander Pushkin, a famous Russian poet, an author of "Eugene Onegin", "The Queen of Spades" and other masterpieces? If you want to learn more about these last years of life, immerse into the atmosphere of Pushkin’s times, visit Alexander Pushkin Museum…

The outer view on Matilda Kshesinskaya's mansion

The mansion of Matilda Kshesinskaya is a bright representative of the Northern modern. It is the oldest building on the Troitskaya Square of Saint Petersburg. Nowadays the museum of the political history of Russia is located in the mansion. Before the building belonged to the…