Nevsky pr., 18
Bolshaya Morskaya St., 12
Moika r. nab., 57
Architects, years of construction:
The first owner of the site on Nevsky Prospekt between Bolshaya Morskaya Street and Moika was Vice Admiral Korneliy Ivanovich Kruys, associate of Peter I, Vice President of the Admiralty College. Immediately after laying the Admiralty, it was required to place dwellings for naval officers and artisans near the shipyard. Observation of their construction on behalf of Alexander Danilovich Menshikov was carried out by his assistant Yakovlev. On August 26, 1705, he reported to Menshikov that: "In the city of Vice Admiral, the house is being completed according to his drawing, as well as for craftsmen and other craftsmen, huts and a rope yard and other necessary mansions are being built, and 23 huts were built at the Vice Admiral"Quoted from: 5, p. 518. Kruys did not live here because he was building another house for himself on the banks of the Neva. For what purposes he needed a house near the Moika - it is unknown. It is worth noting that there is a version in local history sources according to which the vice admiral erected mansions here in the 1710s.
Lieutenant General Lev Vasilievich Izmailov lived near the house of Vice Admiral, from the side of Bolshaya Morskaya Street. Here he had a two-story house on high basements with a seven-axis house with a gate in the middle.
Cornelius Ivanovich Kruys for the failures during the naval operations in 1714 was sent into exile in Kazan. He did not stay there for long, Peter I was returned to Petersburg in 1715. After returning, Kruys wrote to St. Petersburg police general Devier that his house at the Moika River, for which he had paid 157 rubles at one time, had been transferred somewhere, and a tavern was being built in its place. After Kruys, the site was owned by General M.I. Balk, doctor of the Preobrazhensky Regiment H. Kilvent, foreign merchant Octavius Bartolome Herzen (or Octavius Bartolomeo Gertsyn). The latter owned this territory in the 1730s, was engaged in the sale of alcoholic beverages. In the courtyard for his needs there was a stone cellar in which overseas wines were stored. In the summer of 1736, a Persian envoy rented rooms at Herzen. On August 11, his servants smoked in the yard and accidentally set fire to a haystack. The outbreak of the raged eight hours and burned most of the sea settlement.
The Izmailov site, devastated by the fire, after his death in 1738 passed to his sons. But they didn’t build anything here. The neighbor restored his house. In 1739, the St. Petersburg Gazette reported that it was here that Herzen sold vodka and wine. In 1738, tailor Johann Heinrich Neumann became the tenant of Herzen's house.
In 1738 and 1739, an office of wax figures was opened here for the first time in Russia. The newspaper "St. Petersburg" Vedomosti wrote about the opportunity to see here the wax persons of the French and English monarchs, their close ones. For the sake of attracting customers, the French owners of the attraction emphasized that the clothes for the figures were personally presented by the crowned persons. The former owner of the site Herzen continued to conduct alcohol trading in these premises.
In 1740, almost the entire section from Herzen was transferred to the doctor of the Preobrazhensky regiment, Christian Kilvint, and the next May Neumann bought the territory from him. Since the site was opposite the territory on which it was planned to build the Gostiny Dvor, special requirements were put forward for it. The Commission on the St. Petersburg Building indicated to the new owner: "more recently, this place is angular and is located on the most noble and largest carriageway, for the sake of which it’s decent to build up all that place, from which the beauty is beautiful. "Quoted from: 3, p. 31. The entire plot was ordered to be measured by the architect Korobov"against the tested part of the plan". Presented drawing"signing architect Zemtsov to test"and"this stone structure to him, Neumann, without evidence. architect Zemtsov not to lay and do not produce, and in addition to this tried and tested blueprint not to build too much" .
For I. G. Neumann in 1741 a new stone house was built here according to the project of architect M. G. Zemtsov. The building consisted of two-storey on high basements corner buildings connected by a one-story passage along Nevsky Prospect. The center of the one-story building was distinguished by a small two-story superstructure (mezzanine) two windows wide.
Neumann's house went beyond the red line of Nevsky Prospect. Rastrelli did the same later when he built the temporary Winter Palace on the other side of the street. Zemtsov and Rastrelli artificially narrowed this part of Nevsky Prospect, which became the narrowest throughout its length.
In 1743, the shop of the German merchant Johann Daniel Albrecht was opened in Neumann’s house, offering Petersburgers dinner sets and utensils “made of serpentine stone”. Following him, another German rented the premises from Neumann, Gausman, who holds a restaurant here and offered snacks from fresh oysters.
The former plot of Izmailov was sold by his sons to his neighbor Neumann in 1752. Four years later, in connection with the construction opposite the temporary Winter Palace, part of Neumann's house was occupied by the palace services. Here lived the chamber-jungfer E.K. Skorokhodova, the classes of the Page Corps were located.
Johann Neumann died in 1768, after which his property was sold. It turned out that in his house there was mahogany furniture, the family used a porcelain service, a double carriage and a pair of brown horses.
In 1778, Neumann’s widow, Anna Maria Yeremeyevna and their children (military doctor Augustus and apprentice Karl Gustav), after repeated pledges, sold the plot to the wife of a foreign merchant Johann Regina Schade. She bequeathed a home to her second husband, the Polish court adviser, Bernhard von Stindt. Under these owners, shops continued to operate in house No. 18, in particular, the then-popular "Rotterdam" of the Dutchman Le Roa, who sold "seltzer water, good chocolate a la vanilla, various grades of ink, paper, sealing wax and feathers" .
In 1788, a confectionery was opened in a room on the corner of Nevsky Prospect and the Moika by foreigners Wallot and Wolf. This is evidenced by the announcement in the St. Petersburg Gazette on April 11, 1788, which was the first mention of the sale of Easter eggs in St. Petersburg: "The coders Vallot and Wolf have a variety of sugar-made baskets and eggs with women's gloves inside". The confectionery was famous for chocolate eggs with relief images of the victories of the Russian army. In 1789, the image of the capture of Ochakov was applied to Easter eggs. In 1790, the surrender of Bender, in 1791, the capture of Ishmael.
After the death of Vallot, Wolf spent some time doing business alone. But in the early 1800s, Theodore Beranger came from France. Then, a cafe was opened at the confectionery, in which visitors were welcomed with newspapers and magazines from Paris, Berlin, London, Rome. Sometimes publications came to Beranger even before the emperor received them. She was very popular among artists. The owners invited visitors, including the following lines:
In 1807, merchant Konon Borisovich Kotomin bought the plot from von Stindt. By the time he bought the St. Petersburg house, he had already ceased to be a serf of Prince Ivan Borisovich Kurakin for 14 years. During this time, he managed to earn a significant fortune, which allowed him to buy a plot in the center of the capital. Immediately after completing the transaction, on July 3, 1807, Kotomin began to ask for permission to remodel the house.
The owner’s desire was fulfilled only in the years 1812-1815 by the architect V.P. Stasov, then the building acquired the now existing strict classic look. Construction work began in April 1812, the main activities were completed in 1814. The facade of the house on Nevsky Prospekt was decorated with two loggias along the edges, and a portico of eight half-columns in the center. Small panels on the facade with the image of the cornucopia and rod of Mercury symbolized the occupation of trade and wealth of the owners. The curvature of the hull along the Moika marks the border of two initially different sections occupied by the Kotomin house.
The authorship of the architect Stasov is not documented. For the first time, this assumption was made only in 1954 by the historian V.I. Pilyavsky, later on it became widespread. It was Stasov who, in 1810, led the settlement of private buildings in the Admiralty, so the architect could well be the author of the project of the Kotomin’s house. Many architectural details here coincide with the characteristic architectural style of the master.
In the house of Kotomin in the 1810s, he opened his first shop selling "foreign wines and colonial goods" Peter Eliseevich Eliseev, the founder of the famous merchant dynasty. In the house of Kotomin, the Eliseevs lived until 1858, when they acquired the land opposite - house No. 15 on Nevsky Prospect. One of their stores continued to work in house number 18 until the opening of the Eliseevsky store in house number 56 in 1904. The shop of the Eliseevs in the 1860-1870s occupied four rooms here on the ground floor with windows facing the street and four rooms with windows facing the courtyard, 14 storage rooms in the basement. In 1865, the Eliseyevs paid the Kotomins for rent 4,700 rubles a year, after six years the price increased to 6,000 rubles. One newspaper ad reported:
In 1822-1824, the journalist and writer Thaddeus Venediktovich Bulgarin lived on the third floor of the Kotomin house. In St. Petersburg, he published his own journal, the Northern Archive, an appendix to which since 1823 has been Literary Leaflets. In the very first issues of the app, Thaddeus Venediktovich published a description of the journey along the Neva, and in February and March 1824 he published a feuilleton under the general title "Walking along the sidewalk of Nevsky Prospect." Feuilleton became a unique source of information about shops, shops, cafes, pastry shops, restaurants and other institutions of Nevsky Prospect of that time. In it, Bulgarin reported that he was visiting:
The merchant Kotomin was proud of his home. But being on the verge of bankruptcy in 1823-1824 he was ready to sell it. He offered to purchase real estate to Prince P.M. Volkonsky for 500,000 rubles, announcing that he received income from it at least 58,000 rubles a year. However, the deal did not take place. It is possible that part of the money to pay debts to Kotomin was given by Peter Eliseevich Eliseev.
The famous Wolf and Beranger confectionery in 1834 was remade into a Chinese-style cafe. The sign changed to "Cafe chinois." Chinese motifs were kept in the decoration of walls, furniture, and dishes. In the evening, Chinese lanterns lit the halls. On the second floor a special smoking room was organized.
January 27, 1837 at the institution of Wolf and Beranger A.S. Pushkin met with his second, K.K.Danzas. From here they headed to the place of the duel, where Pushkin was mortally wounded. In the following days, many went to the cafe to find out about the state of the poet.
Cafe was visited by M. Yu. Lermontov, N. G. Chernyshevsky, T. G. Shevchenko, F. M. Dostoevsky, I. I. Panaev. In 1846, Dostoevsky met M.V. Petrashevsky in the confectionery. Here, Fyodor Mikhailovich was introduced to the young N. G. Chernyshevsky. Later, the French restaurant "Albert" was opened in the premises of Wolf and Beranger.
In 1841-1866, in the house number 18 (on the corner of Bolshaya Morskaya Street and Nevsky Prospekt), the bookstore of Yulia Andreevich Jungmeister, who published "Pictures of Russian Morals" in six volumes, worked. The Jungmeister, together with E.I. Weimar, published the first complete collected works of I.A. Krylov with commentaries. On May 1, 1859, the bookstore of G. Hessel opened near the Jungmeister’s store. On June 1, 1873, it was transferred to A. V. Deibner, the commissioner of the Public Library and the provider of educational institutions.
In 1847, the facade of the house of Kotomin was changed by the architect Dmitry Petrovich Dmitrievsky. Then both loggias were laid along the edges of the facade. Nine years later, to expand the pavement in the center of the facade, the portico was removed, the gate was laid from the side of Bolshaya Morskaya Street.
For many years, a dentist David Wallenstein worked in the house of Kotomin. He was actively advertised in the press and was known among Petersburgers. In 1849, F.V. Bulgarin wrote in The Northern Bee that "For more than 20 years, Wallenstein has been caring for the teeth of the entire editorial staff, and it cannot be said that the editorial staff was toothless" .
In the mid-1870s, house No. 18 was bought by the honorary citizen Nikolai Aleksandrovich Pastukhov, and then, until 1917, Dmitry Aleksandrovich Pastukhov owned the house. In 1873, for N. A. Pastukhov, restructuring and redevelopment of courtyard outbuildings, redevelopment of residential apartments were carried out.
Under the Pastukhovs, the banking office of A. Singer settled here in 1877. The former confectionery premises were occupied by the restaurant of O. Leiner. According to legend, on October 20, 1893 P.I. Tchaikovsky entered the restaurant. He asked for a glass of water. “Sorry, we don’t have boiled water,” they answered him. “So give it raw. And colder,” the composer asked. After taking only one sip, he returned the glass to the waiter. Five days later, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died of cholera. For a long time there were rumors that the water was poisoned. These events were described by the composer's brother Modest Ilyich. He writes that Peter and Modest together with the artists of the Alexandrinsky Theater on October 20 in the restaurant did not just drink water, but had dinner. The composer ate pasta, drank white wine with mineral water. The next morning he became ill, and at three in the morning on October 25 he was gone.
Leiner's restaurant was popular among artists of St. Petersburg theaters. Here F.I. Chaliapin met with the artist M.V. Dalsky, who taught him acting skills. Leiner had weekly meetings with the organizer of the first orchestra of Russian folk instruments Vasily Vasilievich Andreev. Artists of the Alexandrinsky Theater here often held friendly feasts. Since 1902, the Scandinavian charity society has been renting the premises in the restaurant.
In the last years of the 19th century, the premises of the Wolf and Beranger confectionery were occupied by the French restaurant Albert, which was owned by the merchant Albert Petrovich Betan. Next to him in the house of Kotomin were the music store of V. O. Göner, the Admiralty Pharmacy, the perfume store A. Ralle and K, the liquor store Derby, the glove store P. Morisson, the cigar store Ten-Kat and K. Arnda jewelry store, K. Votkey optical store, P. Barguen's French store, F. Treiman's haberdashery and parasol store. Part of the premises belonged to A. G. Eliseev. In 1916, Lesin Banking House was located here.
At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, house No. 18 housed the photographic institution of the photographer of the Imperial Academy of Arts, honorary corresponding member of the Paris Academy of Inventors Konstantin Shapiro. After his death, his son sold the institution to his former pupil Shapiro, his cousin on his mother, Pavel Semenovich Zhukov. Under the guise of "Shapiro" he continued to work until the revolution. After 1917, Zhukov was the chief photographer of the Petrograd Military District. He created a rich photo archive. P.S. Zhukov lived in the house of Kotomin, died here in 1942.
After the revolution, house number 18 was nationalized. Most of it was given for communal apartments. But in the 1920s, the publishing house of the Leningrad Provincial Enlightenment, a restaurant and cafe, a bakery-confectionery, and a laundry-dyeing shop continued to work here.
During the war, the roof of the house of Kotomin was covered with boards and covered with a thick layer of sand. But the building still suffered from fragments of bombs and shells.
On August 30, 1960, the building was taken under state protection as a historical and architectural monument.
In 1962, the largest antique-second-hand bookstore in Leningrad opened in the house of Kotomin, moved here from house No. 94 on Nevsky Prospect and opened three years before.From the moment of its foundation, its director was the famous Leningrad second-hand book dealer Ivan Sergeevich Naumov. At Naumov, writers, artists, artists, and scientists often gathered in house No. 18. Among them: poet V. A, Rozhdestvensky, writer Yu. P. German, artist V. R. Gardin, president of the USSR Academy of Sciences S. I. Vavilov. In this store not only old books were sold, but sometimes even incunabula, publications of the XVII-XVIII centuries. The first book auctions in our country were held here.
The premises of the antique-used bookstore were thoroughly repaired in 1977-1984. At the time of repair, the trading institution moved to Grazhdansky Prospekt. Here, architects V. A. Bondako and A. I. Akmen, artist N. F. Markov and sculptor G. D. Yastrebenetsky were also involved in interior conversion. In the interior details were used mahogany, bronze. The walls were decorated with bas-reliefs of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, A. Durer, V.P. Stasov, O.A. Kiprensky, I.P. Martos.
In 1978-1981, during the reconstruction of the Kotomin house (project of architects A. Polukhin, R. Shapiro, L. Bainkov, designer V. Vorobyov and chief engineer O. I. Minervin) loggias were restored along the edges of the main facade. They refused to recreate the portico because of the narrowness of the sidewalk.
Back in the pre-war years, the idea arose of reconstructing a confectionery on the site of Wolf and Beranger. A creative group, and then the Art Council, which was headed by Vladislav Strzhelchik, was engaged in its implementation. The management of the organization and organization of the Literary Cafe, for which rooms were allocated on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Moika, were entrusted to Z. B. Tomashevskaya, the daughter of literary critic and Pushkinist B.V. Tomashevsky. Engravings of the Pushkin era were purchased for interior decoration. In memory of the Chinese cafe Wolf and Beranger, Chinese dishes were purchased, Chinese lanterns were hung over tables. Zoya Borisovna was helped by her daughter Anastasia, who took part in the creation of tapestries. Funding was provided by the state-owned enterprise Rubin.
The grand opening of the Literary Cafe took place on February 5, 1985. The concert program was conducted by artists Vitaly Gordienko and Sergey Yursky. The memorial marble plaque with the image of Pushkin was created by M.K. Anikushin. In the Literary Cafe, evenings of famous writers and poets were constantly held, concerts were organized, anniversaries were celebrated.
When laying granite slabs on the sidewalk opposite the house of Kotomin, archaeological excavations were carried out. Steps were found under the asphalt along which visitors climbed into the Wolf and Beranger confectionery. One of these visitors was A.S. Pushkin. These were the last steps along which the poet descended. He was raised in his arms to house No. 12 on the Moika. Knowing this story, the owner of the cafe kept one of the steps and placed next to the entrance to the institution as a museum exhibit.
The antiquarian-used bookstore left Kotomin’s house in November 2001, moving to house No. 3 on Nevsky Prospect.
For owners of establishments
The house of the merchant Kotomin in the 19th century became one of the most popular places among representatives of the Petersburg intelligentsia. Famous poets and writers: Pushkin, Lermontov, Chernyshevsky, Dostoevsky and many others gathered for a cup of tea in a cozy Wolf and Beranger confectionery, which was located in the building. It was from here that Alexander Sergeevich went with his faithful friend Konstantin Danzas to the Black River, where a duel fatal for the poet took place. Some time after this, in the house of Kotomin, Mikhail Lermontov first read to friends his famous poem, "On the Death of a Poet."
By the way, before the house we knew about, there was a wooden structure on the site that belonged to Admiral Kruys, the faithful associate of Peter I.
Attractions at metro stations
Veterans Avenue: South Seaside Park, Juno.
Leninsky Prospekt: New Apostolic Church, St. John of Krondstadt.
Lenin Square: Finland Station, Lenin Square.
Chernyshevskaya : Summer Garden, Egyptian Home, Chizhik-Pyzhik, Bezobrazovoy Mansion, Tauride Garden, Chinese Friendship Garden.
Courage Square: Bertling's cottage, Benoit's cottage, Piskarevskoe cemetery.
Narva: Narva Gate.
Auto: monument to the Heroic Komsomol, a monument to Marinesco.
Polytechnic / Academic : Polytechnic University, a monument to lovers, a monument to Chapaev.
Baltic : Blok Museum-Apartment, Church of the Resurrection, Museum of Railways.
Vyborg: Vyborg Palace of Culture, a museum of china and chess.
Civil Prospect: Church of the Presentation of the Lord, the Academic Courtyard, the building of the Central Research Institute of the RTK.
Devyatkino: Lavriki, railway station "Devyatkino".
Kirovsky factory: Narva outpost, museum of Anna Akhmatova.
Forest: Park Forestry Academy, home of childhood and youth.
Vladimirskaya / Dostoevskaya : Dovlatov’s house, Nikonov’s apartment building, Tolstovsky house.
Pushkinskaya / Zvenigorod : Vitebsky station, Chess house.
Mayakovskaya / Uprising Square : Oktyabrskaya hotel.
Vasileostrovskaya: University, Kunstkamera, Erarta Museum of Modern Art.
Alexander Nevsky Square : Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
Elizarovskaya: Olga Berggolz Museum, Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
Lomonosovskaya: Church of the Holy Trinity, park to them. Grandma’s.
Obukhovo: railway station "Obukhovo".
Fishing: Alley of firefighters, memorial stele.
Nevsky Avenue / Gostiny Dvor: Spas-na-krovi, Gostiny Dvor, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Theater.
Gorkovskaya : Peter and Paul Fortress, Petersburg Zoo, Artillery Museum, cruiser Aurora.
Petrogradskaya : Botanical Garden.
Stellar: Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, perfume museum, Pulkovo Observatory.
Kupchino: clay quarries of a brick factory, the temple of Rev. Gerasim.
Moscow gate: Church of the Introduction to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a museum of illusions.
Lakes: Gustav Lessner's cottage, Telenkov's cottage, Kudryavtsev's mansion, Kalinin's cottage.
Parnassus: China city, a museum of the history of brewing.
Prospect Education: House of Lightning.
Specific: Specific Park, Specific Market, Ostap Bender Museum, Meteorological Museum, Museum of the Political History of Russia.
Pioneer: Museum of the Russian series.
Black River: Museum of the History of Money Circulation.
Frunzenskaya: Military Academy named after Frunze, Clinical town, Mobius strip.
Power: Church of All Saints in the land of Russian Radiant.
Victory Park: Museum of the book of the besieged city.
Hay Square / Garden / Spasskaya : Mariinskii Opera House.
Admiralteyskaya: Palace Square, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Mariinsky Palace, The Bronze Horseman.
Sports : stadium "Petrovsky", JCC "Jubilee".
Chkalovskaya : House of Three Benoits, Savina Mansion, Pokotilovy Mansion.
Old village: Park of the 300th anniversary, Yelagin Ostrov, Datsan.
Bucharest: Dolphinarium, University of Trade Unions.
Volkovskaya: Museum Literary bridges.
Krestovsky island: stadium them. Kirova, Seaside Victory Park, Amusement Park Divo Ostrov, Dolphinarium.
Commandant Avenue: monument to Korolev, a monument to the liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster.
International: Internationalist Park.
Bypass channel: Bread Barns, Leningrad College of Physical Education and Sports.
Prospect Bolsheviks : Ice Palace.
Ligovsky Avenue: Astrological square, bell tower of the Holy Cross Exaltation Cossack Cathedral, Gumilyov Museum-Apartment.
Ladoga: street art museum.
Novocherkasskaya: Kozlov Museum-Apartment, Church of the Icon of the Mother of God, Temple of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Dybenko: Nikolay Rubtsov Museum, Smolny Cathedral.
Here are many historical monuments: House of the Queen of Spades - Natalia Golitsyna, which was the prototype of this hero.
Nearby is the house of Nabokov: Bolshaya Morskaya Street, 47.
On Bolshaya Morskaya, 52 is the House of the Architect.
Museum-apartment of Alexander Pushkin is located on Moika embankment, 12.
On the corner of the Moika embankment and Volyn lane there is a press museum.
Museum-apartment of Alexander Pushkin
Many people know such a local attraction as Sampson Cathedral - a beautiful representative of the architectural heritage.
The Levashov-Vyazemsky estate is located in the Aspen Grove - since 1990, the object has come under UNESCO protection.
Kotlov’s mansion in the Art Nouveau style will appeal to all lovers of medieval castles.
The bronze monument to Peter I was erected in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava.
The area is rich in monuments of art and architecture: one Church of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary is worth something.
Nobel’s mansion is another interesting building: it is even included in the list of protected cultural monuments, because Alfred Nobel’s nephew lived here.
A more modern attraction is the grave of Viktor Tsoi, which is located at the Theological Cemetery.
One of the most famous attractions in this area is the Narva Gate, which opens Stachek Avenue. They were built in honor of the heroes of 1812.
The Putilov Church, built in the pseudo-Russian style, is also interesting.
The area is known for estates.
Utkina Dacha is another old manor. The once rich house now presents picturesque ruins, no less interesting to visit.
You can also take a look at the Kushelev-Bezborodko estate, which was built in the spirit of eclecticism: the facade is decorated with pink marble, and there is a greenhouse, theater and library on the construction site.
In the resort area there is a monument to the artist Repin in the village of Repino.
In Aspen Grove there is an abandoned manor house of Counts Vyazemsky, included in the UNESCO list.
Of particular interest are the graves of Anna Akhmatova and Mikhail Zoshchenko, as well as the grave of soldiers of the Great Patriotic War. All these objects are located near Matilda Ksheshinska’s dacha.
One of the main attractions is the Moscow Triumphal Arch, erected in honor of the victory of Russia in the war with Turkey.
Important monuments of architecture are the Chesme Palace and the Chesme Church.
Victory Square is also noteworthy, where a monument is located in memory of the defenders of Leningrad.
Next to the square are the Pulkovo Gate, where a powerful blow was inflicted on the German army in 1944.
Many people know the Trinity Cathedral Dacha Chernova and the Cranes memorial. In addition, there are several monuments of the Soviet period, including a monument to V. Lenin.
The Nevskaya Zastava Museum is located at 23 Novo-Aleksandrovskaya.
Of particular interest is the Museum of the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, oldest in Europe, at 151 Obukhovskaya Ave.
The Peter and Paul Fortress is considered the most famous monument in the area.
Peter's House is nearby: today there is a museum with the king’s personal belongings.
Not far from Petrovskaya Embankment the famous cruiser Aurora is moored.
In Lomonosov, in addition to the Menshikov Palace, there is the Peterstadt fortress, which was built by Peter III.
Nearby you can go to the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, which is famous for its neo-Russian architecture.
In Peterhof there is the Gothic Chapel, as well as the most beautiful cathedral of Peter and Paul.
In Strelna is the Konstantinovsky Palace, which will not leave anyone divorced.
In addition to the large and beautiful Catherine and Alexander parks, there is also the Palace of Princess Paley, Babolovsky Palace, as well as Tsarskoye Selo and the historical and literary museum of the city. You can also take a walk to the summer house-museum of Pushkin, the house-museum of Chistyakov or visit the exhibition “Anna Akhmatova. Tsarskoye Selo. "
The area is famous for the Church of the Protection of the Holy Virgin. No less famous are the churches of St. Seraphim of Vyritsky and St. Great Martyr George the Victorious.
The stele “Letter to 2045” and many monuments are also interesting: from the monument to Zhukov to the monument to a cigarette.
Map of the center of St. Petersburg with landmarks
In the center of St. Petersburg there are many attractions:
- Alexandrinsky Theater on Ostrovsky Square,
- Alexander Column on Palace Square,
- Alexander Nevsky Lavra on Nevsky Prospect,
- Vasilievsky island with the Exchange building, Rostral columns, the University and many other historical monuments and museums,
- Russian Museum on Engineering Street,
- State Hermitage Museum,
- Saint Isaac's Cathedral,
- Spas-on-Blood at the Bypass Canal,
- House of Peter I on the banks of the Neva River near
- Kazan Cathedral on Nevsky Prospect,
- Cruiser Aurora,
- Mariinsky Palace on St. Isaac's Square,
- Peter-Pavel's Fortress,
- The Bronze Horseman on Senate Square.
St. Petersburg is famous for its many attractions and museums - here everyone will find something to their liking, and with a map of St. Petersburg's sights it is even easier to search for them.
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