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Saint Petersburg attractions. Main and the most interesting St. Petersburg sights - photos, descriptions, reviews, locations, web-sites.

Church of the Savior on Blood

Church of the Savior on Blood (arch. A. Parland) was built on the instructions of Alexander III and the Synod's decision in 1907 on the site of the tragic death of Emperor Alexander II.

Isaakievskiy Cathedral

Built by the architect Auguste Montferrand, St. Isaac's Cathedral – an outstanding monument of late Russian classicism of the mid-nineteenth century.

Yusupov palace

Yusupov Palace – a unique architectural ensemble of the XVIII-XX centuries, a monument of history and culture of Federal value, won the glory of the "encyclopedia" of St. Petersburg aristocratic interior.

Smolny Cathedral

Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg is located on the left Bank of the Neva river, near Smolny yard, in the place where the resin was cooked for the manufacture of ships. The temple is part of the architectural ensemble of Smolny monastery. Built in Baroque style. The architecture of the ensemble organically combines elements of old Russian architecture and European architecture.

Theatre on the Liteyniy av.

In the walls of the theater on the Foundry, which arose in 1909 on the site of the ancient arena of count Sheremetyevo, initially played out satirical and parody scenes, works relating to the Theater of horrors. Over time, the names and compositions of theater companies changed — and since 1944 the institution has become a Studio theatre with a classical repertoire. And only in 1991 on the posters came the modern name of the Theatre on Liteiny. Today it is a favorite venue of the most famous Directors of the city, and the theater itself is considered to be one of the most important cultural institutions of St. Petersburg.

Russian Museum

The Russian Museum is the world's largest Museum of Russian art, a unique architectural and artistic complex in the historical center of St. Petersburg.
It is the first state Museum of Russian fine arts in the country. The decision on its basis was made by Alexander III. Later, in 1895, Nicholas II signed a decree " on the establishment of a special establishment called the Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III "and the representation for this purpose acquired in the Treasury of the Mikhailovsky Palace with all its wings, services and garden." 

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art

In St. Petersburg presented five - storey building, one wing is dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the Museum Erarta-the largest private collection of contemporary art in Russia, consisting of 2,300 works of 250 artists from all regions of the country. Two of the wing given over to temporary exhibitions, which is held annually in more than thirty exhibitions.

Dostoevsky Museum

Literary memorial Museum of F. M. Dostoevsky was opened to the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth in 1971. This house was his last apartment. Here the novel "Brothers Karamazov"is written.

The Anna Akhmatova Museum

Anna Akhmatova Museum in the fountain house was founded in 1989 to the centenary of the poet's birth. Then it was the only Museum in the city that talked about the Soviet period of Russian history, when intellectuals – poets, artists, people of the era of the Silver age, whose life fell on the years of repression in socialist Leningrad – had to keep their peace, their personality in a totalitarian state.

Museum of Artillery

The beginning of the collection began in 1703 with the founding of the Northern capital. In the bastions of the Peter and Paul fortress began to collect interesting and rare weapons, which marked the beginning of the collection. At that time the collection was called the Arsenal. The date of Foundation of the Museum is 1756. Since 1868, it is located in the building of the former Arsenal, where it is now. It was called until 1965 Artillery historical Museum.

Museum of Arctic and Antarctic

The Russian state Museum of Arctic and Antarctic is one of the world's largest museums, the collection of which is devoted to the polar theme. It presents archaeological monuments and relics, scientific instruments and expedition equipment, written, cartographic and printed sources, photographs, numerous models, models, stuffed animals and birds, paintings, graphics, sculptures and decorative arts.

The Mikhailovsky Castle

The ensemble of the Mikhailovsky castle with two pavilions guardhouse. 1797-1801, architects V. Brenna and V. Bazhenov. The only Palace in Russia in the style of romantic classicism. It was built as the ceremonial residence of the Emperor Paul I. the name was Given in honor of the Archangel Michael - the patron Saint of the Romanov House. After the murder, which occurred here on the night of 11 to 12 March 1801, the castle lost its value the front of the residence transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Imperial court, and gradually came to desolation. Since 1823, it housed the Nikolaev Engineering College, which gave the castle a new name - Engineering.

Bronze Horseman

Copper horseman in St. Petersburg-the most famous monument to Peter I. it is located in an open square on Senate square and is a unique work of Russian and world culture. The bronze horseman is surrounded by famous sights: from the West there are buildings of the Senate and the Synod, from the East – Admiralty, from the South – St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky theatre is one of the largest musical theatres in Russia, which played a leading role in the development of Russian choreographic and Opera art. The orchestra of the theater under the direction of V. A. Gergiev is among the best symphonic collectives in the world, while the Opera and ballet troupes are considered to be the strongest among domestic and foreign collectives.

Icebreaker Krasin

"Krasin" is an icebreaker symbolizing the whole epoch in the history of our country. For all residents and visitors of St. Petersburg is an unusual and popular Museum. Visiting it, you will touch the living history and feel the true romance of polar exploration!

Cruiser Aurora

More than 50 years at Petrogradskaya embankment of St. Petersburg the silhouette of the ship which became habitual rises. Cruiser Aurora, being a monument of Russian shipbuilding, has seen many events of the controversial history of the twentieth century. Defender of Russia in three wars, member of the revolutionary events of February - October 1917, the training of many naval officers, became a Museum, preserved the status of the ship No. 1 in Russian Navy. Its legendary past and symbolic present "Aurora" attracts the attention of the whole world. 

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg-Orthodox Cathedral, located in the heart of the city. The temple facades overlook Nevsky prospect and Griboyedov canal. This is one of the largest buildings in the Northern capital. It reaches a height of 71.5 meters.
After the revolution of 1917, the cross was removed from the dome, a gold-plated ball with a spire was installed in its place, and then a Museum of the history of religion was opened here. Icon of the Kazan Mother of God was transferred to the Prince-Vladimir Cathedral.

Buddhist temple

In St. Petersburg there is an unusual construction for our places – the building of the Buddhist temple "Datsan Gunzechoyney". "Gunzechoyney" in Tibetan means " the Source of the Holy Teachings of the Suffering Lord-Hermit."

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Alexandrinsky state academic drama theatre named after him. A. S. Pushkin is located on Ostrovsky square and is familiar to all tourists as a theater "with horses on the facade." It is a true decoration of Catherine square.

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, also called Sergievsky, is located at the intersection of the Fontanka river embankment and Nevsky prospect. It is a neo-Baroque project, reminiscent of the palaces of architect Rastrelli, especially Stroganovsky.

Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater

BDT(Bolshoi drama theater. G. A. Tovstonogova) founded one of the first after the October revolution. It consists of three scenes: the main, small and second. The total capacity exceeds 1,000 seats. Every season, the theater shows more than 350 performances.

Museum House of Peter I

The house, where Peter I lived in the summer, was built in three days, in may 1703. Its area is about 66 meters, two rooms, a dining room and an office, as well as a small nook that served as a place to sleep.

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

The Museum of Soviet slot machines is comparable to a time machine. Its unique collection consists of 50 operating devices, released in the 70-80-ies of XX century military factories of the USSR.

The Sigmund Freud Museum of Dreams

Sigmund Freud dream Museum is one of three museums in the world dedicated to the founder of psychoanalysis. His concept focuses on the theory of dreams.


Kunstkammer-one of the strangest and most fascinating museums in St. Petersburg. The story of his appearance is unusual. Peter I on a walk on Vasilevsky island noticed a pine tree, one branch of which a semicircle had grown into the trunk. The Tsar ordered to keep an unusual fragment of a tree and on this place to found a Museum of strange exhibits.

Pavlovsk Museum-reserve

In the 18th century hunting grounds were transferred by Catherine the Great to his son Paul, who decided to start a large-scale construction. Pavlovsk Museum-reserve served as the summer residence of the Emperor. For the arrangement of the Park was chosen landscape style to brighten Express the beauty of nature.

The tropical complex "MINDO"

The uniqueness of the tropical complex "MINDO" is the combination of parks of live butterflies, exotic birds, turtles, colonies of squirrels and talking parrots.You are invited to take a walk through the tropical forest to explore the amazing flora and fauna.

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