Faberge museum visit

Faberge museum is the newest and probably the most anticipated museum in St Petersburg. It holds 14 large Faberge eggs, the majority of which used to belong to Russian royal family, today it is the largest collection of that type in the world. Besides that, […]

Nicholas palace folk show

Folk show at the Nicholas palace is one of the oldest in St Petersburg. It’s  popular because it’s available almost all year round, but  during the “low” tourist season, mainly in winter, they may have it not every day, but only when they get enough […]

The Siege of Leningrad museum

Blockade museum overview The Siege of Leningrad museum is dedicated to one of the most difficult periods of soviet history. Starting from September 8, 1941 the city was surrounded by the enemy for almost 900 days and although the exact number of victims is still […]

kelh mansion st petersburg

Behind closed doors

There are many amazing private mansions in St Petersburg. Some of them now belong to different institutions, so people can hardly see the stunning interiors hidden behind  closed doors. I was lucky to visit  Kelh’s house, one of the most beautiful and hard to visit […]

grand maket of russia museum

The Grand maket of Russia

Grand maket – a miniature copy of Russia The Grand Maket of Russia is one of the newest and the most popular museums in St Petersburg. It is a 800 m2 model that represents typical features of different regions of the country. One would expect […]

imperial porcelain factory

Imperial porcelain factory museum

St Petersburg is really famous for its porcelain produced by  Imperial Porcelain factory. Founded in 1744, the plant is still operating in our days. In my personal opinion, a porcelain piece  is the best present you can ever bring from St Petersburg: it’s locally made […]

political history museum st petersburg

Museum of political history in St Petersburg

Political history museum overview Situated not far from the  Peter and Paul fortress, St Petersburg museum of political history may be interesting for those who want to feel what life in USSR was like and see documents and even some personal belongings of the leaders […]

hermitage diamond room

Hermitage treasuries: Gold and Diamond room

Many people who come to the  Hermitage museum are also interested in visiting its treasuries – so called Gold and Diamond rooms. Actually it’s rather hard to do as the number of visitors and consequently number of  tickets is strictly limited – you can visit […]

chizik-pyzik is the smallest monument in St Petersburg

The smallest monument in St Petersburg

Chijik-Pyjik, the smallest monument in St Petersburg, measures only 11 sm and weights about 5 kilos. It is a bird sitting on an embankment of Fontanka river close to the Engineeer’s castle and the Summer garden. The monument was installed in 1994 and quickly became […]

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