Attractions St. Petersburg

Smolny Cathedral

Smolny Cathedral

Smolny Cathedral

Blue and white five-domed cathedral became five-domed at the insistence of Elizabeth II.    Originally conceived by Rastrelli it with one dome. In principle, the cathedral and    is only one dome - the other four belong to the belfry.    The Cathedral is a part of the architectural ensemble of the Smolny Convent.    At the end of the 18th century. Catherine II was built Russia's first Women's Institute for Noble Maidens.    A revolution here in the headquarters of the Bolsheviks. Nowadays, there are often classical music.    The temple has the status of a concert hall.

Schedule of work:
  • from 10.30 to 18.00, ticket office closes at 17.30
  • Day off - Friday
Contact information:
  • Address: Rastrelli Square 3/1
  • Subway: "Chernishevskaya"
  • Phone: +7 (812) 710-31-59
  • www.cathedral.ru
Visit cost:
  • For adult visitors - 150 rubles
  • For children (under 18 years), students and pensioners of Russia - 50 rubles
Rules of visit

During a visit to an Orthodox church must follow these rules.    In the Orthodox Church not sit exception can only be unhealthy.    Should speak softly so as not to disturb people around.    Men in front of the temple are required to remove the headpiece.    Women, on the contrary, must be in the temple with his head covered.    According to a strict canons of women should not go into a holy temple in the pants    short skirts and makeup on her face.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

The fortress surrounded by water — one more interesting and sign sight of St. Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress is located on the Hare island in the mouth of Neva. It was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century for protection of the city. Today you can touch history of the northern capital, walking among the numerous buildings and monuments located behind high defensive walls. Peter and Paul Cathedral takes the central place here and is the main sight. Other noteworthy objects — the Military and historical museum, the Mint, the Grand-ducal tomb, Trubetskoy's Prison of a bastion (nowadays the museum). Except historical buildings on the island there are also green zones perfectly suitable for slow walks.

Except visit of a cathedral we advise:
  • To visit the former political prison of Trubetskoy of a bastion where the most strict secret, in solitary confinements contained the conspirators and revolutionaries who rose against the imperial mode
  • To visit the Grand-ducal tomb where grand dukes and princesses are buried, and also the exhibition devoted to history of a dynasty of Romanov and their modern descendants is presented.
  • To walk across the territory of Fortress and to examine the Mint, the Botny Lodge, the Monument to Peter I of work of Shemyakin, the Nevsky Gate.
  • To walk on a fortification and to admire a magnificent panorama of Neva and an architectural complex of Dvortsovaya Embankment.
Contact information:
  • Address: Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Subway: Gorkovskaya
  • Phone: (812) 498-05-11
  • www.spbmuseum.ru

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Memorial Orthodox Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is very colorful historic landmark    city. The temple was built on the donations on the spot    where was committed the deadly attack on the Emperor Alexander II.    In the historic center, right in the middle of the city    landscape before the eyes of tourists suddenly appears church with huge multicolored domes,    complex mosaics and carvings.    This original masterpiece of ancient architecture,    strongly reminiscent of Moscow St. Basil's Cathedral, is now a museum.    Next to it is the area of the Field of Mars and the Mikhailovsky Garden.

Schedule of work:
  • from 10.30 to 18.00
  • The day off - Wednesday
  • From 1 May to 30 September from 18.00 to 22.30 in the museum nightly excursions      "Savior on Spilled Blood in the white nights" (see the cost of a visit in the evening and at night)
Contact information:
  • Address: Nab. Griboyedov Canal, 2a
  • Subway: "Nevkiy prospect"
  • Phone: +7 (812) 315-21-15, 315-16-36
  • www.cathedral.ru
Visit cost:
  • Adults - 250 rubles
  • Children up to 18 years, students and pensioners of Russia - 50 rubles
  • Savior on the Blood in the evening and night time - 350 rubles
Rules of visit

During a visit to an Orthodox church must follow these rules.    In the Orthodox Church not sit exception can only be unhealthy.    Should speak softly so as not to disturb people around.    Men in front of the temple are required to remove the headpiece.    Women, on the contrary, must be in the temple with his head covered.    According to a strict canons of women should not go into a holy temple in the pants    short skirts and makeup on her face.

Russian Museum

Russian Museum

Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum (until 1917 "Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III»)    - The most extensive museum of Russian art in the world. Located in St. Petersburg,    in the building of the Mikhailovsky Palace. Currently, the collection of Russian museum consists of the following departments:    Russian and Soviet painting, sculpture, graphic arts, arts and crafts and folk art    (furniture, porcelain, glass, wood, lacquer, metal products, textiles, embroidery, lace, etc.).

Schedule of work:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10.00 to 18.00
  • Thursday - 13.00 to 21.00
  • The ticket office closes half an hour earlier
  • From 1 October to 31 March Summer Garden is open to visitors daily from 10.00 to 20.00 (entry of visitors to 19.30)
  • Tuesday - a day off
Contact information:
  • Address: Engineering Str., 4
  • Subway: "Nevkiy prospect", "Gostinniy dvor"
  • Phone: +7 (812) 595-42-48
  • www.rusmuseum.ru

Hermitage

Hermitage

Hermitage

At the list of objects obligatory for visit in St. Petersburg by all means there has to be a Hermitage. It is one of the largest art museums in the world. Within the walls of a huge museum complex you will be able to see thousands of objects of art, you will find interesting cultural exhibitions, curtains of impressionists, artifacts of the Egyptian and antique antiquity, ceramics, sculptures, works of modern writers and many other things. Especially It should be noted the main building of the Hermitage — the Winter Palace. His facade, appearance and improbable architectural style impress not less than the treasures which are stored behind walls of this former imperial residence.

Schedule of work:
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.30-18.00
  • Wednesday: 10.30-21.00
  • The day off: Monday
  • Cash desks are closed in 30 minutes prior to closing of the museum
  • In holidays the museum is open from 10.30 till 18.00
  • On January 1 and on May 9 - the museum is closed
  • In holiday days the museum will be closed 1 hour earlier
Contact information: Visit cost:
  • 400 rubles - the entrance ticket in the Main museum complex
  • 500 rubles - the entrance ticket for visit within two days from the moment of acquisition of the ticket of the Main museum complex (once) and exhibitions in the General staff (once)

Cabinet of curiosities

Cabinet of curiosities

Cabinet of curiosities

Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. Peter the Great (Kunstkammer)    located on the Neva River in the historic center of St. Petersburg.    The museum, founded by decree of Peter I, opened its doors to visitors in 1714    It was created with the purpose of collecting and study curiosities, created by nature and by human hands.    Russian Academy of Sciences is one of the most complete and interesting in the world.    He has more than a million artifacts and reflect the diversity of the cultures of the peoples    Old and New Worlds. At the same time the Museum has always been and continues to be    one of the largest research centers for the study of human cultural heritage,    continuing the tradition of the great Russian ethnographers and anthropologists of XVIII-XX centuries.    This museum is also known for his collection of "freaks" - anatomical curiosities and anomalies.    For example, sirenomelia, two-headed lamb, Siamese twins, and more. 

Schedule of work:
  • The museum is open from 11.00 to 18.00
  • Cashier is open until 17.00.
  • Schedule of work during the school holidays
  • 29, 30, on December 31, January 1 - the museum is closed
  • From 2 to January 11, the museum is open from 11.00 to 18.00, cash - up to 17.00
The museum is closed:
  • Day off - Monday
  • Cleaning day - last Tuesday of every month
Contact information: Visit cost:
  • Adult - 250 rubles.
  • School, student, pension - 50 rubles.

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral an Orthodox church, the second for height, in the world and the largest Orthodox church of St. Petersburg. The unique architectural construction which is a sample of late classicism has the status of the museum today. The building various statues and bas-reliefs, and also decorate 112 granite columns forming very characteristic memorable facade from all four parties. The huge ornamented gilded dome dominates over a cathedral. Having appeared in the temple, you will be able to enjoy a mosaic, stained-glass windows, a granite and marble carving, altars and various works of orthodox art. Directly before a cathedral the small picturesque park is located.

Schedule of work:
Operating mode of St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • From 10.30 till 18.00 o'clock. (Cash desks are closed at 17.30)
  • the day off – Wednesday
Operating mode of a colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • From May 1 to October 31 - from 10.30 till 18.00 daily, (Cash desk is closed at 17.30)
  • From November 1 to April 30 the day off - the first and third Wednesday of month.
  • From May 1 to October 31 from 18.00 till 23.00 audioexcursions "St. Petersburg to the white nights from a colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral" are carried out (you watch the cost of tickets in evening and night time).
Contact information:
  • Address: Isaakiyevskaya Square, 4
  • Subway: "Sadovaya", "Sennaya ploshad", "Nevskiy prospekt", "Gostynnyi dvor"
  • Phone: +7 (812) 315-97-32
  • www.cathedral.ru
Rules of visit

During visit of an Orthodox church it is necessary to follow the following rules. In an Orthodox church it is forbidden to sit, the illness can only be an exception. It is necessary to speak silently not to disturb surrounding people. Men before an entrance to the temple are obliged to remove a headdress. Women, on the contrary, have to be in the temple with the covered head. On more strict canons of the woman shouldn't enter the sacred temple in trousers, short skirts and with cosmetics on a face.

Kazan Cathedral We are here!

Kazan Cathedral We are here!

Kazan Cathedral We are here!

Kazan Cathedral is located in the center of St. Petersburg on Nevsky Avenue 25. It is the Orthodox cathedral church of the St. Petersburg diocese of the Russian Church, one of the largest cult constructions in St. Petersburg. One of facades of a cathedral comes to Nevsky Avenue, another — to Griboyedov Canal. Since 1991 Kazan Cathedral is again open for church services, the Kazan icon of the Mother of God is returned to it. Kazan Cathedral — the temple of the Russian military glory. In the summer of 1812, before departure in field army, a cathedral I visited appointed to order the Russian army Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov. In 1994 on a cathedral dome there was a gold cross again. By 2003 (to the 300 anniversary of St. Petersburg) masters of the Baltic cathedral cast a four-ton bell more than two meters high. become the largest bell of Kazan Cathedral. Every year on September 12 from Kazan Cathedral on Nevsky Avenue to Alexander Nevsky Lavra pass religious processions in honor of the Saint patron of the city - Alexander Nevsky.

Schedule of work:

Daily from 8.30 till 22.00

Contact information: Visit cost:

The entrance to Kazan Cathedral is free for all comers, however at desire of the tourist to listen to excursion, workers of the temple for 100 rubles which go on donations can carry out it.

Rules of visit

During visit of an Orthodox church it is necessary to follow the following rules. In an Orthodox church it is forbidden to sit, the illness can only be an exception. It is necessary to speak silently not to disturb surrounding people. Men before an entrance to the temple are obliged to remove a headdress. Women, on the contrary, have to be in the temple with the covered head. On more strict canons of the woman shouldn't enter the sacred temple in trousers, short skirts and with cosmetics on a face.

The spit of Vasilevsky Island

The spit of Vasilevsky Island

The spit of Vasilevsky Island

This is a real open-air museum.    In a place where Vasilevsky Island Neva River cuts into two branches,    is a complex of buildings, executed in different architectural styles,    that does not spoil the integrity of the composition.

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