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Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect – Nevsky prospect is certainly the main, the most important and historically famous street of the city. Each house in the street has its own legend; there are even separate guide-books particularly devoted to this street. Nevsky Prospect is often mentioned on pages of the great Russian classic writers, and of course they would be…

Peterhof

Peterhof  is a countryside residence near St. Petersburg founded by Peter I in honor of the Russian victory during the North War. The unique view of the Russian Versailles has being formed during three hundred years  from the first stone laying back in 1712 and until nowadays, when after the German occupancy it had to…

Kunstkamera

Kunstkamera – is Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography located at Neva embankment in the center of St. Petersburg. It is one of the largest museums of its type. You will find here collections on the Culture and Life of the Peoples of the World but the most popular collection is dedicated to preserving “natural and…

Church of the Savior on Blood

Church of the Savior on Blood – construction of the church began in 1883 at the same place where on the 1st of March 1881 Alexander II was mortally wounded by an anarchist conspirator – Ignat Grinevitsky. A temporary shrine was erected on the site of the attack but a lot of donations started to arrive…

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, the most venerated icon in the city. It is also a monument to the Russian military glory. The heir to the throne Pavel traveling in Europe had been amazed by the beauty and harmony of the Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Square in front of…

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral today is the largest Orthodox cathedral in St. Petersburg and one of the largest by the volume under the cupola cathedral in the world. The history of the construction began in 1710, when the first wooden church was put up in honor of a Byzantine Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint…

Peter and Paul fortress

Peter and Paul fortress  is a unique historical architectural and fortification monument of ХVIII-ХХ centuries. The Cathedral of Peter and Paul houses the remains of almost all the Russian tsars, emperors and empresses. It is a core of the architectural ensemble and one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. Different expositions are located at the…

The Hermitage

The Hermitage – The State Hermitage is the Russian honor. It is the largest cultural and historical museum in the country that occupies 6 historical buildings. The main among them is the gorgeous ‘Winter Palace’. Today the museum comprises over three million items, including paintings, graphic art items, sculptures, artware, numismatology collection and collection of…