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.
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:
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.
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
Operating mode of a colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral
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 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:
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:
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:
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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.
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Daily from 8.30 till 22.00Contact information:
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
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:
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.