Palaces

Former residences in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is truly a city of beautiful architecture. It is represented by different cathedrals, churches and numerous palaces. The Winter Palace is far from the only sight you might know and want to visit. There are many more significant architectural ensembles created by well-known international architects, sculptors and gardeners. Most of the places are open for public visits, so plan your trip in advance and pick attractions you’d like to see when in Saint Petersburg.

View on the palace in Oranienbaum from the front lawn

The palace and park ensemble “Oranienbaum” is located in the city of Lomonosov, so named in Soviet times in honor of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. It is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 km from St. Petersburg near…

Vorontsov palace in Saint Petersburg Russia

Vorontsov palace is located in the heart of Saint Petersburg - right in front of Gostiny Dvor. It's one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the 18th century. The palace attracts the eye of its passers-by. The building is designed in the baroque style…

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Currently, St Petersburg Winter Palace constitutes a part of the architectural complex of one of the largest museums in the world – the State Hermitage museum. The Palace is situated in the heart of Saints Petersburg. Its southern facade, that incorporates the gates, which serve…

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…

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…

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…

Tauride Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Taudine Palace (Tavrichesky Dvorets) in Saint Petersburg is a former residence of the Knyaz Grigory Potemkin-Tavrichesky, a favourite of Catherine II. Today it’s the headquarters of the  Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States. History and architecture The palace complex was…

Beloselsky Palace in Saint Petersburg

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…