A small art gallery just a few metres off Nevskii Prospect, the place is always displaying some interesting exhibition of ... More
Borey Art Gallery
A small art gallery just a few metres off Nevskii Prospect, the place is always displaying some interesting exhibition of Russian or foreign artists and photographers. The hall holds a display with souvenirs and peculiar little sculptures offered for sale by local artists and craftsmen. Through in the back room you'll find a little book store selling some Russian and Western art magazines that may be harder to come by elsewhere in the city. Surprisingly, the books and magazines are not only for sale but also for rent which comes in very handy for local art lovers, who tend to be a little short of cash.
Many churches were closed or torn down during the time of Communism, but not the 18th century St. Nicholas Cathedral.
It was one of 15 churches which remained open and working. The ice blue and white cathedral was well ...
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 ...
Peter the Great desired that all Christians, regardless of denomination, were able to worship in a church of their own
faith. Hence, the Church of St. Catherine was established in 1716 and it is now not only the largest ...