Neptune fountain in Peterhof

Peterhof

  Peterhof fountain park Peterhof is one of the most visited former residences of Russian tsars which is mainly known for its beautiful park with several dozens of fountains and the baroque  Grand palace. Peterhof was conceived by Peter the Great as a luxurious summer […]

The Menshikov palace in St Petersburg

The Menshikov palace which once belonged to the most loyal supporter of Peter the Great – Alexander Menshikov- is now a branch of the State Hermitage museum. Menshikov palace  is situated on Universitetskaya embankment 15 in the very center of the city and is recommended […]

Savior on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg

Savior on Spilled Blood is the most picturesque church in St Petersburg. It’s hard to believe when you look at its colorful facade that it’s built on the site where the tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded   in 1881. The official name of the  building  […]

Eliseevsky store

Eliseevsky store situated right on the Nevsky prospekt is definately  the most beautiful grocery store you have ever seen. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century in art deco style for wealthy merchants, Eliseev brothers. The  amazing interiors of Eliseevsky  have recently been […]

The Russian Museum

The Russian Museum, opened in 1898, was the first state museum devoted to Russian fine art.  Today the collection totals about 350000 items (mainly icons, paintings and sculptures). The main building of the Russian Museum is the Michailovsky palace situated on the  Arts Square.  It […]

Pavlovsk palace in winter

Pavlovsk palace and park

Pavlovsk, a former royal residence situated 32 kilometers south of Saint-Petersburg, is the favorite weekend destination for many citizens.  Families enjoy walking in its huge park in summer and ski or sledge there  during the cold season, while art lovers marvel at the harmonious classical […]

Dining room Catherine palace

Catherine palace in Tsarskoe Selo

The Catherine palace, situated in a suburb of St Petersburg  called Tsarskoe Selo (also known as Pushkin), is one of the most splendid former summer residences of Russian tsars. It’s very popular with both Russian and foreign visitors so it can be hard to get […]

the theater at Yusupov theater

Yusupov palace

Yusupov palace on the Moika river is a place of piligrimage for both art and history lovers: the firsts will find one of the most beautiful and harmonious palace  interiors in St Petersburg, the seconds are curious to see the place where Grigory Rasputin was […]

The Bronze Horseman monument

The Bronze Horseman, the most famous monument in St Petersburg, is dedicated to the founder of the city  – Peter the Great. It was commissioned by Russian empress Catherine the Great who came to power as a result of the palace turnover and wanted to […]

Kazan cathedral

The Kazan cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in Saint-Petersburg, is now the main orthodox church of the city. It’s open to the public and you can visit it for free to get an idea of what Russian churches are like inside. The name […]

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