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While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less ... More
While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less noticeable Mariinskii Palace is nonetheless of some interest. Designed by a German in 1839-1844, the palace was ordered by Nicholas I as a wedding gift to his favorite daughter Maria. In post-revolutionary times the building was adopted for use as the Executive Committee of the City Council, and the five Soviet crests adorning the facade are a reminder of this role. Nowadays the building is the seat of the city legislature.
Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride among
the city's population. Extravagant and bombastic in parts, elegant and relaxed in others, Peterhof's palace and grounds are a ...
Just along the Neva River at the most eastern end of Nevskii Prospekt is the oldest monastery in St. Petersburg.
Surrounded by walls and moats, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter the Great in 1710. It is ...
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 ...