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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.

Moscow Triumphal Gate was constructed in 1834-1838 by the architect Vasily Stasov. The monument is located on the way to Saint Petersburg from the south of Moscow outpost. Working on the reconstruction of the Narva Triumphal Gate, the architect started projecting the Moscow arch. Stasov…

The prison “Crosses” (Russian: Kresty) in Saint Petersburg is the most famous Russian prison. The first isolator was constructed there already in 1868. There were 960 cells for up to 1800 people. The modern complex was projected in 1890 by the architect Antony Tomishko. The…

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…

Saint Petersburg is known for their sights dedicated to the triumph of the Russian weapon. One of the most impressive attractions is the Narva Triumphal Gate or, the Narva Triumphal Arch. This wonderful construction in the Empire style was erected in 1814 in honor of…

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…

European culture that started to establish in Russia in the end of the 18th century, brought lots of novelty in the life of Russian people. During the times of Peter the Great, there were the first schools for girls. That was the first step towards…

Bolshoi Drama Theatre was established in 1918 by Maksim Gorky, Aleksander Blok and Maria Andreeva. Its first season started from the tragedy by Friedrich Schiller “Don Carlos”. The building of the theatre Building on the Fontanka river was constructed by the Swiss architect Ludwig Fontan…

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…

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

Mariinsky Palace on Isaac's Square in St Petersburg

Mariinsky Palace in Saint Petersburg had an essential role in the political life of Russia. Initially, it was home for the daughter of Nicolas I. Later, alongside with Winter and Tauride Palaces it was one of the political palaces of that time. The Palace served…