St. Petersburg Museums & Attractions by A to Z
Founded in Peter I's time as a shipyard and a fortress. The first Russian warship, the 'Poltava', was launched into the Neva here in 1712. The present Admiralty building was ...
The Armenian Church of St. Catherine
Designed by Felten and built between 1771 and 1780. The church was returned to the Armenian religious community in 1990.
The Bronze Horseman
A monument to the city's founder, Tsar Peter I, unveiled in 1782. The famous statue is the work of E. Falconet, except for Peter's head (by his pupil M.-A. Collot) and the ...
The Cruiser 'Aurora'
Branch of the Central Naval Museum. The museum's display is contained in six areas. Thematic guided tours: 'The 100-Year History of the Cruiser Aurora'' (tour of the whole ...
The Field of Mars
In the 19th century this was a square which served as a parade-ground for the Imperial troops. During the February Revolution peoples' demonstrations were held here. In the ...
One of the world's greatest museums, founded in 1764 and occupying the buildings of the Winter Palace and Small, Old and New Hermitages and the Hermitage Theatre. 'Second ...
The Ice-Breaker 'Krasin'
A landmark in shipbuilding history, the world's only floating museum of Arctic navigation. International Arctic Exhibition cabin. Open W-Su 10 am-6 pm (except the last ...
The National Congress Palace
The dominant architectural feature of the complex is the Konstantinovsky Palace. The palace rooms feature a collection of 17th to 20th century Russian art, created over a ...
The Petrograd Side
The part of the city made up of islands: Zayachy (Hare) Island, Petrogradsky Island, Aptekarsky Island and Petrovsky Island. Hare Island is the home of one of St. ...
The Road of Life
Branch of the Central Naval Museum. The exhibits tell of the unparalleled courage, steadfastness and heroism of the defenders of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War. The ...
The Russian Academy of Arts Museum
One of Russia's oldest art museums. Since 1757 it has operated as a collection of works by the Russian academic school: engraving, graphic art, painting, sculpture, ...
The Russian Ethnographic Museum
Unique collection reflecting the life and culture of over 150 peoples of Russia, including traditional occupations, crafts, working tools, clothing and adornments, types of ...
The State Hermitage Restoration and Storage Centre
One of the most technically perfect specialised repositories. Collections of painting, sculpture, artistic Russian and Western European furniture, formal carriages. Open W-Su ...
'The Submarine Narodovolets' Memorial Complex
Branch of the Central Naval Museum. All the submarine's compartments and its external appearance have been restored just as they were during the Great Patriotic War. The ...
Industrial, folk and individually made toys. Dolls, toy soldiers, cars and railways, board games, cardboard theatres, dolls' furniture and crockery from Europe, Asia and ...