The history of the cruiser Aurora is firmly intertwined with the 20th Century story of St. Petersburg. During the Communist ... More
Kreiser Avrora (Cruiser Aurora)
The history of the cruiser Aurora is firmly intertwined with the 20th Century story of St. Petersburg. During the Communist period it was proudly revered as the ship that (allegedly) fired the shot that (allegedly) signaled the start of the October Revolution. The 7600-ton ship has been a museum since 1956, moored before the Nakhimov Naval Academy on a tributary just to the north of the Neva itself. Inside there is a reasonably interesting selection of photos, maps and uniforms as well as information about the ship's history. Admission is free.
This is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. The exterior is nothing special, but the interior is different from
any of the other palaces in the city. The former home of Russia's first Prime Minister, Alexander Menshikov, the ...
Situated on the corner of the Fontanka Canal and Nevskii Prospekt, the palace passed through a series of Imperial hands
before Alexander II presented it to his son Alexander III on his wedding day. In 1936, absolutely everything here ...
The St. Petersburg Doll Museum on Vassilievsky Island, alongside the Smolenka river, is a cozy museum that holds a permanent
as well as temporary exhibitions of dolls, puppets and children's toys. There is a small workshop where you can ...
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