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.

russian vodka museum and restaurant by stroganoff in st petersburg

In additional to popular St Petersburg museums like Hermitage and Peterhof, there are many other interesting sights to visit in the city. One of these must visit places is the Russian Vodka Museum. It is located in the city centre next to the Isaac Square…

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…

The icebreaker Krasin, Saint Petersburg

The icebreaker “Krasin” was built in 1916-1917 in England, in New Castle by the order of the Russian state. With the initial name “Svyatogor”, it was supposed as the most powerful Russian Arctic icebreaker that served for a couple of years and soon was drawn.…

Visit Erarta, the museum of contemporary art in Saint Petersburg

Alongside with the Hermitage, Faberge and Russian museums, Erarta is a sight of Saint Petersburg. It is a museum of contemporary art. It opened in Saint Petersburg on September 30, 2010. There you can see not only casual or absolutely shocking modern pieces of art,…

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…

The yellow building of Zoological museum is well seen from a boat.

The Zoological museum in Saint Petersburg is the largest one of a kind in Russia and among the greatest worldwide. Its history is connected to the creation of the Kunstkamera - the first Russian museum created by Peter the Great in 1714.  History Zoological museum…