The Field of Mars (in Russian — Marsovo Pole) — area in the center of Sankt-Petersburg named in the name of ancient Roman god of war. Square with the same name is in many cities of the world. In Paris, fo example. Traditionally, this was the place for building troops and burial great warriors.
This name this square in St. Petersburg were given from the moment a monument to Alexander Suvorov being situated here. At this sculpture, Great Russian warrior leader was imaged like youthful Mars. more
Palace Square in Saint-Petersburg twice bigger than Red Square in Moscow. It was center of Russian Empire. Maybe, because of this here were a few big historical moments. Like: Bloody Sunday massacre and assault to Winter Palace during Revolution of October 1917. more
The Building Of The Admiralty one of the well-known symbols of Saint-Petersburg. This colored in yellow structure looks like Peter and Paul Fortress. Maybe, because this buildings — ones of the firsts in new capital, that erected by the order of Peter the Great.
Little ship on the spire of Admiralty tower well known symbol too. However, it’s only copy. Original ship was made from gold. However, it was lost when the building was being repaired. U-u-u-ps… ) more
Palace Bridge (in Russian — Dvortsoviy Most) — one of the well-known visit cards of St. Petersburg. You can visit this sight during you walking tour to the center of the city or during special bus tour at night. Because at night two parts of bridge are separated. It is very beautiful with illumination.
Drawn by the night making foot travel between various parts of the St. Petersburg impossible. That made for moving boats. For making Neva river navigation possible. However, o lot of russian songs and tales tell us a lot of ridiculous stories connected with this fact. more
Petergof is one of the St. Petersburg historical suburb like a Gatchina, Pushkin and Kronstadt.
First at all, Petergof this is palace. And if Winter Palace — this is winter residentsion of tsar’s family, Petergof — for living in the summer. The first Russian emperor — Peter the Great, planned his erection.
Here a lot gardens, statues, fountains and palaces. Most popular of them:
- Grand Peterhof Palace
- Grand Cascade
- The Samson Fountain
- Sea Channel
- Lower Gardens
Let’s talk about St. Petersburg’s landmarks that situated not inside city border. There a few small but beautiful and significative cities. For example: Peterhof, Gatchina, Pushkin and Kronstadt. So now let’s talk about last one.
- Do you want to see one of the biggest base of Great Russian navy?
- Town that was founded by the first Russian emperor — Peter the Great (who also had founded St. Petersburg and a few other cities)?
- Many castles (included small castles on the small islands on the water)?
So, if you have read another articles on this site, maybe you think that in every sights of Sankt-Petersburg someone were killed. It is not true. But… Do you want visit place where was killed one of the most popular and famous characters of Russian history — Rasputin?
Rasputin were killed in Yusupov palace — residence prince with this name. Rasputin were very mysterious person. And his murder has a lot of secrets. You can visit very exactly room where it happened. Some people count — this death was trigger to murder tsar’s family and fall empire. more
Wе already had told you about ghost of Great Russian Tsar Peter the first, that were meted another emperor — Pavel I. However, what about ghost of Pavel? Do you real want to see him? And will sink deep into mysterious St. Petersburg history?
So, welcome to Saint Michael’s Castle. Also known like Engineers’ Castle.
Saint Michael’s Castle was built by the order of new emperor Pavel after death his mother — empress Ekaterina the Great. However, Pavel gave not only order. He made project of this building by herself. more