Do you want visit one of the biggest landscape park in the Europe? Plus — marvelous palace of eighteenth century.
Welcome to Pavlovsk!
Pavlovsk — a little city south of St. Petersburg. He named for Russian emperor Pavel I. It was his summer residence. We already told about this tsar who was killed in his сcastle. Ow, don’t be afraid. Not in Pavlovsk. However, if you want see emperor’s ghost — read more about Saint Michael’s Castle. In Pavlovsk there are not ghosts. But statue of Pavel is here. more
Novgorod, from Russian, New City. Novgorod the Great — one of the oldest Russian cities. Isn’t fun? Actually, in Russia, we have a few cities with name Novgorod. For example, Nizhny Novgorod. Name of this city on Great Russian river Volga means: Lower New City.
So, back to Novgorod the Great. This city was one of the two centers and main cities of ancient Russian country — Kievan Rus. Second one — Kiev. Now it is capital of Ukraine. Kiev has become a capital. However, Vikings, that actually found a country, had come from Novgorod. It is place Russian country came from. more
Do you want see pictures of Great Russian painters, such as: Aivazovsky, Bryullov, Repin, Vasnetsov By your own eyes? Believe me, it is not the same with looking on it at the photo.
Place where you can do it, called Russian Museum. In this museum collected art objects, created only by Russians. Collection were beginning from the tsar’s own masterpieces. more
Do you want to visit city where: lived and educated Great Russian poet and writer Pushkin? Another one residence of Russian emperors?
Now do you understand why this city not far from St. Petersburg has two names? Modern one, Pushkin, in honor of famous writer. In addition, old one — like place for tsar’s family. Likewise, Peterhof — suburban palace and Winter Palace — city home for emperor.
Tsarskoye Selo was founded by the order of wife of first Russian emperor Peter the Great — the empress Catherine I. However, real palace built famous architect Rastrelli by the order of Empress Elizabeth I. more
Do you want to see famous house like in movie about spider man? However, not in New York, but in Sankt-Petersburg?
We call this place: Five Corners (Pyat Uglov). Looks familiar, isn’t? This place well known from eighteenth century. In addition, his image presents in many Russian songs and poetry.
Actually, it is not official landmarks, like Winter Palace, church of Savior-on-Blood and others. We do not have standard tours to Five Corners. However, you can visit this place by your own during walking tour in St. Petersburg. Alternatively, make order for private excursion. We prefer last one. What about you? Please contact us. more
We have lot symbols of lion in the city. However, now we will tell you about Lions Bridge and lions on the embankment of Admiralty.
So, why lions? Lion is the symbol of king power. Not only in England and Sweden, but in Russia too. Symbol of order and guardian against evil spirits. Pearl under his paw — symbol of secret knowledge.
Most known sculptures of lions in St. Petersburg are situated on embankment near Admiralty. They were set here in 1832 y. Lions made from copper, but sometimes have a promenade. First one in 1913 year when Palace Bridge were building. Last one in 2006 y. City government made whole show. One of lions was get to restoration with ambulance. more
First Russian emperor, Peter the Great, had planned made his new capital, St. Petersburg, like northern Venice. With canals instead streets. In full, these planes were not realized. However, in memory of them, we have a few embankment: of river Moyka, Griboedov channel and Fontanka River.
Now we are talking about first of them.
This embankment is masterpiece. Moreover, cross center of the city. So, near here many landmarks. Such as:
House of the Zinger Company, also well-known, like «House of the Book», one of the most popular landmarks of Northern Russian capital. He situated on the Nevsky Prospect right across Kazan Cathedral.
In the St. Petersburg, we have many legends about this building.
One of them tell us, that «House of the Book» was planning like a skyscraper. All because he looks similar to another well-known building: Singer Building in New York. However, it is no true. At first, because swamp ground. At second, when House were built, here not allowed make buildings higher than Winter Palace — residential of Russian emperors. more
You can visit Summer Garden during walking tours in Sankt-Petersburg. This is real architecture landmark. There many statues of marble, fountains. Even little palace. Summer Garden was built by the order of first Russian Emperor — Peter the Great. Actually, like a lot another city sights. It was not easy. Because swamp were at this place. more