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Must see historic sights of Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg witnessed a lot of significant events, so it’s full of wonderful and interesting historical sights. Actually, all history of the Russian Empire took place in this city on the Neva. That is why there are so many historic sights there. The Winter Palace, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, the Church of the Spilt Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Tsarskoye Selo are only some of the most famous ones and and the list goes on. During my guided tours you will see all the most exciting and magnificent historic sights in Saint Petersburg.

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…

Dom Knigi on Nevsky Prospekt

All city residents and many guests know this beautiful building of Singer House, located on the crossing of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal close to Kazan Cathedral. A current book store - Dom Knigi (House of the Book) - is one of the cultural centers…

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…

Palace Square in St Petersburg Russia

Situated in the heart of St Petersburg, Palace square is the main square of the city, adored by its residents and guests. It’s one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles of the world. Best Russian architects worked on its creation. The name of the square…

The Admiralty of St Petersburg Russia

It’s one of the most known oldest architectural monuments of the Northern capital. History The Admiralty’ construction started in 1704 under the supervision of Peter the Great on the island between Neva and Moyka rivers. The Admiralty was thought as a main dockyard of Russian…