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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.

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…

Moscow Gates in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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…

Prison Crosses in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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…

Narva Triumphal Gate in Saint Petersburg

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…

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…

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…

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…

St Petersburg Senate Square

One of the oldest and well-recognized squares of St Petersburg. Senate Square started to form already in 1704, as a part of glacis next to the Admiralty which was initially planned not only as a shipyard, but also as a fortress. That’s why it was…

Troitsky bridge in St Petersburg Russia

Trinity Bridge (known is Russian as “Troitskiy”) is one of the largest and most beautiful bridges in Saint Petersburg. It’s the second longest raising one after the Alexander Nevsky bridge. It connects the Field of Mars and the Troitskaya Square on the Petrograd side of…