To see Saint-petersburg

The monuments of Saint-petersburg

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Visiter Columns Rostrales

Columns Rostrales

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These 32 m high columns, built in 1811 by Thomas of Thomon, recall the Greek and Roman custom of exposing the prows of...

Visiter Kunstkamera (House of Curiosities)

Kunstkamera (House of Curiosities)

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It is located in the beautiful Baroque building of 1727 designed by Georg Mattarnovy: its imposing mass is lightened by...

Visiter Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

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Peter the Great, very open to Western influences, wanted a different church from the traditional Russian churches;...

Visiter Cathedral of Saint Isaac

Cathedral of Saint Isaac

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It is the work of Auguste Montferrand who supervised the works from 1828 to 1858. The plan of this neo-classical...

Visiter The buildings of the Hermitage

The buildings of the Hermitage

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Catherine II built the Petit Ermitage from 1764 to 1775 by Vallin de la Mothe and Youri Velten, to escape from time to...

Visiter The Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum

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It is one of the largest museums in the world. Originally, Catherine II had bought 2500 masterpieces, 10,000 drawings,...

Visiter Saint Savior's Church on the Blood

Saint Savior's Church on the Blood

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Alexander III had this church built on the plans of Alfred Parland and Ignace Malichev, at the place where Tsar...

Visiter Castle of Engineers

Castle of Engineers

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It was built for Paul I by Vincenzo Brenna and Vassili Bajenov from 1797 to 1801: this tsar, afraid of being murdered,...

Visiter Russian Museum

Russian Museum

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The palace was built by Carlo Rossi in the neo-classical style for the Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich from 1819 to 1825....

Visiter Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

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This Orthodox Cathedral was commissioned by Paul I in 1801, just before his death, to the architect Andrei Vorokhinin;...

Visiter Stroganov Palace

Stroganov Palace

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This magnificent palace, restored recently, has been restored to its original appearance, was built for the account of...

Visiter Theater Mariinski

Theater Mariinski

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It is an opera and ballet theater of world renown; Many works of Tchaikovsky, Moussorsky and Rimsky-Korsakov took place...

Visiter Cathedral Saint Nicolas des Marins

Cathedral Saint Nicolas des Marins

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It was built from 1753 to 1762 by Savva Tchevakinski, pupil of Rastrelli, under the tsarina Elisabeth; It was destined...

Visiter Quay of the English

Quay of the English

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The construction of this wharf, first called the quay of the lower bank, then quay of Saint Isaac, developed during the...

Visiter Stieglitz Museum

Stieglitz Museum

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In 1876, Baron Alexandre Stieglitz, a rich philanthropist, founded a school of industrial design, which he completed in...

Visiter The Smolny Convent

The Smolny Convent

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Smolnaya was a village where the boats constructed at the Admiralty were caulked; Peter the Great had a small summer...

Visiter Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Alexander Nevsky Monastery

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It was founded in 1710 by Peter the Great in honor of Prince Alexander Yaroslavich named Nevsky (of the Neva) after his...

Visiter Oranienbaum

Oranienbaum

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This castle was the ruin of Alexander Menshikov, who, not content with having a magnificent palace on the island of...

Visiter Peterhof

Peterhof

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This palace built by Jean-Baptiste Leblond from 1714 to 1721, commanded by Peter the Great to autoclele after his...

Visiter Tsarskoye Selo

Tsarskoye Selo

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(Czar's village) It was Tsarina Elisabeth who built the Baroque palace Catherine by Rastrelli from 1752....

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