This exhibition hall on Isaakievskaia Ploshchad' (St Isaac's Square) is a good place to drop in for an hour or so if ... More
Manege (Central Exhibition Hall)
This exhibition hall on Isaakievskaia Ploshchad' (St Isaac's Square) is a good place to drop in for an hour or so if you are beginning to feel a little overwhelmed by the beautiful architecture of St Petersburg. Built in 1807 in classical style with gorgeous marble sculptures on its facade, "Manezh" looks fairly modern from the inside. The hall is always hosting some event or other, anything from a photo-video fair exposing the latest achievements of modern technology to a show by a local avant-grade artist breaking conventional taboos with far out paintings and installations. There is a cafe in the basement where you can have a cup of coffee and a sandwich. In the lobby, you can buy art books and catalogs of recent exhibitions.
Acknowledged in 1992 by the President of the Russian Federation as one of Russia's most precious objects of cultural heritage,
The State Russian Museum is home to the largest collection of Russian fine art in the world. Founded in ...
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 ...
Famous local arts centre hosting numerous exhibitions plus various kinds of performance art shows. A must for anyone interested in
delving beneath the highbrow art world into St Petersburg's alternative cultural life.