50 places in the center of St. Petersburg that you should definitely visit

Peter Online has prepared a list of interesting places in the heart of the Northern capital, which should not be missed while walking. Many of these objects are not in the official tourist guides, however, if you want to feel Petersburg 100%, here are 50 interesting sights that you should definitely visit in the city on the Neva.

1.VR club with full immersion


Here, a company of up to four people can immerse themselves in virtual reality created by St. Petersburg developers. At the same time, you have the opportunity to walk, run, shoot at each other, dodge enemy attacks, hide behind virtual obstacles and much more. The feeling that the world is not real disappears literally with the first step, and then emotions skyrocket.

It is noteworthy that different parts of the technology are collected from all over the world, and the games are developed in St. Petersburg. So far, you can try new entertainment only in the Northern capital.

Ligovsky prospect, 50 building 2

Telephone : + 7-812 920-50-80

2. Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

The palace of the famous architect Stackenschneider today houses the Anatoly Sobchak Museum of the Establishment of Democracy in Modern Russia, as well as one of the first exhibitions of wax figures in St. Petersburg.

- Nevsky prospect, 41

3. Anichkov bridge

One of the most famous bridges in St. Petersburg. The bridge got its name in honor of Colonel-engineer Mikhail Anichkov, whose battalion was located behind the Fontanka in Anichkovaya Sloboda during the time of Peter the Great.

4. Anichkov Palace


The palace was built as a gift to the favorite of Elizaveta Petrovna Alexei Razumovsky. Because of its location, Anichkov Palace served as an adornment of the entrance to St. Petersburg, the border of which in the middle of the 18th century ran along the Fontanka. After the revolution in 1937, the Palace of Pioneers was opened there, which still exists today.

- Nevsky prospect, 39

5. "Writers' Bookstore"

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This oldest bookstore in St. Petersburg was founded back in 1934 on the initiative of M. Gorky and S. M. Kirov. Today, the bookstore hosts meetings of St. Petersburg writers, poetry evenings, presentations of new books and much more. The opening of a reading club is planned soon.

- Nevsky prospect, 66

6. "Catherine Garden"

83d418caee495e0fe53f3fdb722db272_8a086.jpgPhotographer Sergey Degtyarev

The cozy garden was designed in the distant 1816-1834 by the architect K. Rossi. Now it is one of the most favorite vacation spots for both Petersburgers and guests of the city. Fairs and folk festivals are held in the garden every year.

- Ostrovsky Square

7. Gostiny Dvor

In ancient times, this building was the central place of trade in the city. You could buy absolutely everything here.

Today, Gostiny Dvor has lost its former scale and is an ordinary shopping center, although this does not in the least diminish its historical value.

- Nevsky prospect, 35

8. Monument to the St. Petersburg photographer


Since 2001, the bronze photographer has been decorating Malaya Sadovaya Street. It is curious that the prototype of the monument is the famous St. Petersburg photographer - Karl Karlovich Bull.

- Malaya Sadovaya street, 3

9. Petersburg cats  


Since 2000, the cat Elisey has settled on the facade of the Eliseevsky store, a little later he got a neighbor, the cat Vasilisa, who lives, on the contrary, on the facade of the building at Malaya Sadovaya, 3. Pets of St. Petersburg are always glad to have their guests.

- Malaya Sadovaya, 3

10. House-commune of engineers and writers - "Tear of socialism"

The experiment house is the first commune of engineers and writers. It was the creation of such houses that was supposed to help fulfill the dream of a communist paradise on Earth. This house did not even have kitchens; everyone ate together in the dining room.

- Rubinstein street, 7

11. "Eliseevsky store"

Eliseev's store opened in St. Petersburg in 1903. The work of the famous architect G.V. Baranovsky belongs to the early Art Nouveau style. Initially, Petersburgers were shocked by the unusual appearance of the building, and until now, the whimsicality of its forms leaves no one indifferent.

- Nevsky prospect, 56/8

12. Monument to Peter I-carpenter

If you still can't find a job, then for help it is worth contacting Peter I, the carpenter. After all, who else but Peter the Great, busy with the construction of a new ship, will be able to help you with this.

- Admiralteyskaya embankment


13. House of Books

The building, created for the office of the Singer sewing machine manufacturer, was transformed after the revolution into one of the most famous bookstores in St. Petersburg. One of the offices of the Vkontakte social network is located on the upper floors.

- Nevsky prospect, 28

14. John Lennon Street

For fans of the legendary band The Beatles, this street is not a secret, although you cannot find it on city maps. The mysterious street is located behind two doors leading to the Pushkinskaya 10 art center.

- Pushkinskaya street, 10

15. Circus on the Fontanka

The Great St. Petersburg State Circus was opened to visitors on December 26, 1877. The circus building, designed by the architect V.A.Kenele, is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.

- Fontanka embankment, 3

16. Funtik

An incredibly touching kitten named Funtik has settled at the entrance to the "Republic of Cats" cafe. Any child can make a wish; to fulfill it, you need to hug or stroke Funtik. Unfortunately, the magic of a kitten does not extend to adults.

- Yakubovich street, 10

17. Gavryusha and Uncle Styopa

In the courtyard on Pravda Street, you can meet not one, but even two beloved heroes from childhood - the dog Gavryusha and the policeman Uncle Styopa. The world's only reading dog lives in the courtyard of house No. 11. To fulfill your desires, you need to write a letter and drop it into Gavryusha's mailbox. A well-known policeman regulates traffic near house no. 3.

- Pravda street

18. "House-ring"

This building was built at the end of the 18th century. Its courtyard has a regular round shape. Today it is one of the oldest residential buildings in St. Petersburg. It is curious that the parents of A.S. Pushkin lived there from 1827 to 1833.

- Fontanka embankment, 92

19. Kazan Cathedral

The first building of the cathedral was built during the reign of Anna Ioannovna. The view that the Kazan Cathedral has today, he acquired under Paul I. The emperor wanted the new building to resemble St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.

20. Monument to St. Petersburg rain

The symbolic monument in the city of rain is located in the Izmailovsky Gostiny Dvor. Everyone can not only admire the spectacular creation, but also ask the inverted umbrella for good weather.

- TC Izmailovsky Gostiny Dvor, 1st Krasnoarmeyskaya street, 15

21. Mosaic courtyard

One of the youngest sights of St. Petersburg is located on Tchaikovsky Street. Benches, walkways, walls - literally everything is decorated with incredible bright colors of the mosaic. It is noteworthy that the colorful courtyard was created by the hands of young students of the Small Academy of Arts.

- Tchaikovskogo street, 2/7

22. Tower with 24-hour dial

An original clock with a 24-hour dial adorns the observatory tower in the courtyard of the old building of BSTU "Voenmekh". It is unusual to look at a fancy dial, but the time is always shown correctly. Unusual clocks appeared in St. Petersburg more than a hundred years ago, during the construction of one of the buildings of the All-Russian Research Institute of Metrology, under the strict guidance of DI Mendeleev.

- 1st Krasnoarmeyskaya street, 1

23. Couple in love

A bright couple in love decorates the courtyard on the Fontanka near the estate of the merchant Glebov. The designers were inspired by similar monuments in England and France. Evergreen boy and girl delight Petersburgers in any weather, because in reality they are made of wire and artificial turf.

- Fontanka river embankment, 90

24. Girl on a Tyrannosaurus

The spectacular six-meter sculpture, The First Horseman, depicts a Chinese girl riding a Tyrannosaurus rex. She first appeared in the city several years ago at a temporary exhibition in the courtyard of the Marble Palace, opposite the monument to Alexander III. The exhibition ended, but the original monument remained, now a girl with a domesticated reptile has become an integral companion of the Russian emperor.

- courtyard of the Marble Palace, Millionnaya Street, 5/1


25. Bronze Horseman

The famous monument to the creator of St. Petersburg, erected during the reign of Catherine II. If you believe the belief, as long as the monument to the first Russian emperor stands in its place, everything will be fine with the city.

- Senate square

26. Alexander Column

There are no monuments to Alexander I in St. Petersburg, but there is the Alexander Column. It is curious that it is believed that the sculptor Orlovsky gave the angel on the top of the pedestal the facial features of Alexander I.

- Palace Square

27. Graffiti portrait of Viktor Tsoi

A bright memorable memorial to the popular rock musician was created by the HoodGraff team of artists on the 24th anniversary of his death. In general, in St. Petersburg there are many places dedicated to the famous leader of the "Kino" group, even the erection of a monument is planned.

- courtyard between Vosstaniya street, 8 and Mayakovsky street, 5

28. Rotunda on Gorokhovaya

The mystical building with a scandalous reputation went down in the history of St. Petersburg as a place where Freemasons gathered, sacrifices were carried out by Satanists, and many other terrible things took place, as evidenced by the frightening grate in the form of a pentagram.

Urban legends also tell the story of a boy who climbed into a passage in a building, and half an hour later came out as a decrepit old man. Today it is difficult to get into the building, residents are tired of curious informals.

- Gorokhovaya street, 57

29. Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Roman Catholic Church was built in 1903-1909 at the request of the French Catholic community, after the revolution about 3700 French Catholics lived in St. Petersburg. The gloomy Gothic building of the Catholic Church complements the unusual urban landscape with its severity.

- Kovensky lane, 7, letter A

30. Monument to Alexander Pushkin

The figure of the genius Russian writer has been pleasing Petersburgers for over 130 years - the opening took place on August 7, 1884. According to the urban legend, they wanted to move the monument to another place, but the children playing in the garden began waving their arms and shouting: “This is our Pushkin!”, After which it was decided to leave the memorial at the historical site.

- Pushkinskaya street

31. Graffiti portrait of Sergei Bodrov Jr.

A team of artists from the HoodGraff group adorned the city with a vivid memorable portrait of the famous actor, beloved by many for the films "Brother" and "Brother - 2". The graffiti is timed to coincide with the tragic date - September 20.

- Stop Prospect Obukhovskoy Oborony / Alexander Nevsky Lavra, near Alexander Nevsky Square

32. Poultry Yard

The cozy Petersburg courtyard has become a real bird's paradise. Here the family stork made a nest, the nightingale is filled with magic trills, the wise wood grouses look at passers-by, and the eagle protects everyone from adversity. Also, the original courtyard is decorated with the "Hymn to the St. Petersburg Court".

- Nevsky prospect, 11

33. Admiralty

The famous ship once crowns the country's main shipbuilding center. The hollow ball under the boat contains incredible historical treasures: information about all the repairs of the needle and the boat, the names of the craftsmen who took part in the work, and several St. Petersburg newspapers of the 19th-20th centuries.

After the recent renovation, modern workers have also made their contribution to the historical piggy bank, leaving their "Message to the descendants".

- Admiralteyskiy proezd, 1

34. Isaac's Cathedral

The legendary symbol of St. Petersburg, was once one of the largest domed structures in the world. The lengthy construction of the cathedral - early 1818 and late 1916 - gave rise to the legend that the Romanovs' house would fall as soon as the final repairs were completed and the scaffolding was removed from the cathedral. And, indeed, the prediction came true.

- St. Isaac's Square, 4

35. "Historical courtyards"

Beautiful ladies stroll through the streets, an organ-grinder whistles an unpretentious tune, a bearded janitor painstakingly works - the characters painted on the walls of one of the houses of Gorokhovaya Street will take the residents of St. Petersburg and guests of the city into the world of the 19th century.

- Gorokhovaya street, 31-37

36. Lion Bridge

One of the most luxurious bridges in St. Petersburg is thrown over the Griboyedov Canal. The ferry is decorated with snow-white noble lions. However, the figures of the lords of the beasts not only serve decorative purposes, but also hide the cast-iron supports in themselves, holding the entire structure of the bridge on the chains.

- Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 98

37. Yard with Carlson's house

Now, to see the house of your beloved hero you do not need to go to Stockholm, St. Petersburg fans of Astrid Lindgren's creativity decided to settle "a man in his prime" on their roof.

- Fontanka river embankment, 50

38. "Emerald City"

Following the yellow brick path along Pravdy Street, you can get to the magical emerald city of St. Petersburg. The journey promises to be eventful, you can meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Lion, as well as meet the sorceresses Stella, Wellina and the wise Goodwin.

- Pravdy street, 2-8

39. Pushkin's House in Kolomna

A small modest room with one window in house No. 185 on Fontanka was the house of Alexander Sergeevich after graduating from the Lyceum and right up to his southern exile.

- Fontanka river embankment, 185

40. Kudryavtseva's apartment building

The house, located at the intersection of Sadovaya Street and Fontanka Embankment, was popularly nicknamed the “iron house” because of its unusual angular shape. During the construction of the building, the famous architect Vasily Shauba was put forward only one condition - tough cost savings.

The architect decided to create a building in a neoclassical style, but minimal costs led to a violation of the integrity of the composition and a simplified design of the facade.

- Fontanka embankment, 199

41. Mumu

In 2006, one of the most touching monuments in the city was erected near the Dva Mu cafe. It depicts a dog with sad eyes, meekly waiting for its owner, his coat and boots were also cast.

- Sadovaya street, 94/23

42. Sculpture "Lamplighter"

A memorial to a street lamp was installed in the Northern capital on Odessa street. Engineer Ladygin invented the incandescent lamp in 1872, and a year later the first street lamp appeared right next to his house.

- Odessa street

43. House from a Russian fairy tale

The facade of the building is made with a fancy decoration of many details: leaves, flowers, kokoshniks - you can't see everything. And if you are lucky enough to get into the courtyard, you can see a whole Old Russian ensemble with a turret. The house has been decorating St. Petersburg since 1900 and more recently, in 2012, it was restored after a fire.

- Kolokolnaya street, 11

44. Summer Garden

One of the most beautiful and at the same time the main gardens of St. Petersburg has been repeatedly rebuilt during its rich history, so that only a little of what was conceived and built in the 18th century has come down to us.

45. House of city institutions

The building, designed by Lishnevsky at the beginning of the 20th century, was at that time one of the tallest in the city. The composition comes from an incredible combination of Gothic, Art Nouveau and Central European Renaissance styles.

However, the whimsical appearance does not even suggest the building's multifunctional significance - it housed a number of city institutions.

- Voznesensky prospect, 40-42

46. ​​Yusupov Garden

The park began its history back in 1730, when the Yusupov princes built their estate. In the 1860s, by order of Alexander II, the garden was opened to the public, but it was still closed for the winter. In the future, the park began to receive visitors all year round, in winter figure skating began there, and at the beginning of the 20th century, all-Russian and international competitions were held.

- Sadovaya street, 54

47. Monument to Peter the Great

The monument began to be created during the life of the first Russian emperor, but for various reasons it was completed only by 1747. After a long search for a refuge, the monument was erected opposite the Mikhailovsky Castle during the reign of Paul I in 1801.

- Sadovaya street, 2

48. Monument to the ship "Poltava"

The sculpture is a copy of a ship created in 1709 under the strict guidance of Peter I. Gazprom presented the city with a bronze "Poltava".

- Voskresenskaya embankment

49. Crossroads 5 corners

The house of an unusual shape has survived to this day in the form in which it was altered by the famous architect A. Lishnevsky in 1913. If you look at it from the side, you can clearly see how its perspective flies with a swift arrow in five corners and is suddenly cut off by the entrance located near the box office.

- Zagorodny prospect, 11

50. Blue Bridge

The Invisible Bridge is the widest crossing in St. Petersburg, but due to its record size it appears as part of the square. There is a saying that two emperors turned their backs on the Blue Bridge. We are talking about the Bronze Horseman and the monument to Nicholas I, which have their backs to him.

51. Cinema "Khudozhestvenny"

One of the oldest cinemas is located a stone's throw from the Mayakovskaya metro station. Here you will find: a wide selection of films, all premieres from the compulsory program and other pleasures of cultural pastime.

- Nevsky prospect, 67

The magic of drawbridges in the light of white nights, royal palaces with luxurious decoration, graceful sculptures, romantic fountains and mesmerizing architecture of the past centuries - all this comes to mind when thinking about St. Petersburg.

It is not for nothing that it is considered the cultural capital, because in terms of the number of attractions it can easily compete with any city in the world. Crowds of travelers from all over the world come here incessantly, wishing to see with their own eyes all the gracefulness of St. Petersburg, and, finding themselves on the ancient streets, they are speechless from the beauties that surround them.

But since there may not be enough time for a full inspection, you are presented with a list of the best must-see places in this magical city.

Before reading, get inspired by the beauty of this beautiful city by watching a short video about St. Petersburg (4:28)

List of 55 sights of St. Petersburg

That is why a visit to the Hermitage is included in all excursions, because it is impossible, having visited St. Petersburg, to bypass this main attraction.

1. Hermitage (Winter Palace)

hermitage Museum

The largest museum, which contains more than 3 million exhibits, occupying 6 buildings. The main pride of the museum and the favorite place of the guests is the Winter Palace - the former imperial residence with thousands of rooms. It mesmerizes with its grandeur even from the outside - the roof frame is decorated with statues and vases, and once inside, the mouth opens by itself from the splendor of the interior.

  • Address: Palace Square, 2.
  • Website: www.hermitagemuseum.org
  • Opening hours: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun: 10: 30-18: 00; Wed, Fri: 10: 30-21: 00; Mon. - day off.
  • Ticket price: 300 - 1020 rubles. (depending on the excursion and the method of purchase). Children, pensioners - free of charge.

2. Peterhof

The attraction, included in the top-best, is located in the vicinity of St. Petersburg and is the suburban dwelling of Peter I. After the completion of construction, Peterhof changed its appearance more than once, and after the Patriotic War it was completely restored from the wreckage.

Nevertheless, the palace has not lost its grandeur and charm - labyrinths of fountains, landscape parks, sparkling ponds, statues, museums and much more welcome all connoisseurs of beauty with their lush luxury. You can see Peterhof from above from the observation deck of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, hovering nearby.

  • How to get there: Coast of the Gulf of Finland, 30 km. from St. Petersburg. There are four ways to get to Peterhof: - bus or minibus (80-100 rubles on the way 40 min.); - taxi or private car; - train (70 rubles, on the way 30 minutes). It is better to take tickets at the box office, since the controller will have a tax fee (100 rubles); - Meteor (700 rubles - adults, 400 rubles - children and pensioners, children under 7 years old - free, landing every 30 minutes). Despite the fact that this method is the most expensive, the price is justified by the opening panoramas. Advice: it is cheaper to take a ticket in both directions at once.
  • Website: www.peterhofmuseum.ru
  • Ticket price: 250 - 1000 rubles. depending on the excursion.

3. Palace Bridge

  • Palace bridge
  • Raising bridges

Another great attraction. It is his diluted image that adorns the covers of travel guides or postcards, and it is because of him that tourists crowd the waterfront at night to see the stunning technical phenomenon. The mechanisms of the bridge are more than a hundred years old, and the crossing has been repeatedly restored, but still it continues to attract curious glances, and there are no fewer people who want to walk along it.

  • Address: nab. Big Neva.
  • Divorce Schedule: Late April - November: 1: 25-2: 50, 3: 10-4: 55. The rest of the time - for maintenance and repair work.

4. Narva gate

Narva gate

Arc de Triomphe, built in honor of a victorious military campaign. Its original version was made of wood and could not stand for long. Several years later, the gate was rebuilt using more durable materials, while maintaining the architecture. Now the arch endows the avenue where it is installed with majestic beauty and is an integral part of the State Museum of Sculpture. Inside it, there is also a small museum dedicated to the victory in the Patriotic War.

  • Address: Stachek Ave., 1.
  • Website: www.gmgs.ru
  • Museum opening hours: Thurs.-Sun. 11: 00-17: 00, Wed 14: 00-20: 00, Mon-Tue - weekend.
  • Ticket price: 100 rubles. - adult; RUB 50 - children and pensioners; all owners of the Guest Card - free of charge.

5. Russian Museum

Russian Museum

The museum complex, opened in 1898, has seven buildings, for full inspections of which it is better to allocate 4-5 days. They contain exhibits of Russian art (about 320 thousand), created in different periods, starting from the XI century. Pictures, icons, sculptures, decorative art objects were transferred to the museum by other galleries and famous personalities. The museum regularly participates in exhibitions and auctions, which is why the collection grows every year, acquiring new objects of art, which undoubtedly brings joy to its guests.

  • Addresses: - Mikhailovsky Palace: st. Sadovaya, 2; - Marble Palace: st. Millionnaya, 5/1; - Stroganov Palace: avenue. Nevsky, 17 - House of Peter I: nab. Petrovskaya, 6.
  • Website: www.rusmuseum.ru
  • Working hours: - Mikhailovsky Palace, Marble Palace, Stroganov Palace, House of Peter I: Wed, Fri.-Sun. 10: 00-18: 00, Mon. 10: 00-20: 00, Thurs. 13: 00-21: 00, Tue. - day off. - Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky Garden: summer time: 10: 00-22: 00, winter time: 10: 00-20: 00, April - closed.
  • Ticket price: 100 - 900 rubles. depending on the excursion and benefits.

6. The cruiser "Aurora"

Cruiser Aurora"

A combat ship that has gone through two wars, but has conducted more than one training. It was from the Aurora that the shot was fired, calling for the storming of the Winter Palace and the 1917 revolution. Now it is a famous monument of the city and part of the State Naval Museum.

  • Address: Petrovskaya embankment.
  • Website: www.aurora.org.ru
  • Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11: 00-18: 00 (ticket office until 17:15), Mon-Tue - weekend.
  • Ticket price: 200 - 700 rubles, preliminary registration is required.

7. Isaac's Cathedral

The majestic Orthodox cathedral amazes with its grandeur even from afar - a giant gilded dome, sparkling in the sun, is visible from a great distance. Approaching the temple, it is very difficult to restrain emotions from the incredible beauty of the external decoration - mighty columns, graceful statues, bas-reliefs and colored marble adorn the walls and facades. Inside, the furnishings are in no way inferior to the outside. Wall and ceiling paintings, paintings, icons and altars occupy a huge room, decorated with gold and colored glass. In addition, climbing the spiral staircase leads to the Cathedral's Colonnade, the most famous observation deck with a breathtaking view of the city. When visiting, do not forget about the rules: the entrance is allowed in closed clothes (for women - long skirts and a hat).

  • Address: St. Isaac's Square, 4.
  • Website: www.cathedral.ru.
  • Opening hours: Cathedral and Colonnade: Thu-Tue. 10: 30-18: 00, evening entertainment: 18: 00-22: 30.
  • Ticket price: - Cathedral: daytime: 250 rubles. - adults, 50 rubles. - concessionary, evening: 400 rubles. - Thematic excursions: 400 rubles. - Colonnade: during the day - 150 rubles, in the evening - 300 rubles., At night - 400 rubles.

8. Tsarskoe Selo

Museum-reserve and the former suburban residence of the imperial family. It was here that Pushkin once studied, developing his talent. Now there are many attractions - gardens, palaces, parks and theaters that gather crowds of tourists. The peak season is in May-September, so the best time to visit is early in the morning and it's worth bringing some snacks with you. The largest line gathers at the entrance to the Catherine Palace, so be prepared to spend about 3 hours waiting. But, despite the long tails at the entrances, Tsarskoe Selo is worth every minute spent here.

  • Address: st. Sadovaya, Pushkin
  • Website: www.tzar.ru
  • Opening hours: Wed-Mon. 10: 00-18: 00
  • Ticket price: 100 - 700 rubles. depending on the excursion.

9. Savior on Blood (Church of the Resurrection of Christ)

  • Painting of the Savior
  • Savior on Spilled Blood

Memorial temple, erected on the site of the assassination of Tsar Alexander II. Its height, 81 m, corresponds to the year of death - 1881. It was closed after the revolution, it was repeatedly tried to destroy it, but after the completion of the restoration in 1997 it reopened, and now it is a working cathedral, part of the museum complex, which can be visited , both independently and with a group. In addition to the luxurious interior, visitors are attracted by its main shrine - a section of a cobbled pavement on which the king died. An interesting fact: during the repair work, a German bomb that did not explode was found stuck in the ceilings.

  • Address: Griboyedov Canal, 2.
  • Website: www.spas.spb.ru
  • Opening hours: Thurs.-Tue. 10: 30-18: 00, Wed - day off.
  • Ticket price: Independent visit: 250 rubles. - adults, 50 rubles. - children and pensioners. Sightseeing ticket: 400 rubles.

10. Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter-Pavel's Fortress

The fortress appeared as a defensive structure of the conquered territories. It was built according to the last word of science of those years, but it could not prove itself, due to the absence of enemy attacks. However, another use was found for its thick walls - to deter criminals. Now the fortress gathers many guests who want to get to know more closely the sights of the fortress.

  • Address: about-in. Hare, cr-t. Petropavlovskaya, 3.
  • Website: www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/peterpaul_fortress
  • Opening hours: daily, except Wednesday, 10: 30-18: 00.
  • Ticket price: 150-450 rubles. - adults, 60-250 rubles. - children and pensioners.

11. Zoological Museum

Zoo museum

One of the three largest such museums in the world, with more than 300 thousand exhibits. Various species of animals are collected here: mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, inhabitants of the underwater depths, and, leading in terms of the number of visits, the mammoth hall. Here you can see mummies and stuffed real mammoths, whose age reaches 40 thousand years.

  • Address: nab. Universitetskaya, 1.
  • Website: www.zin.ru/museum
  • Opening hours: Wed-Mon. 11: 00-18: 00.
  • Ticket price: On your own: 250 rubles. - adults, 150 rubles. - children and pensioners. Excursion program: 1200 - 5100 rubles.

12. Kronstadt


One of the suburbs of St. Petersburg, which at one time was its main protection from the sea side. Thousands of tourists come here every year to see with their own eyes the amazing port city and its attractions - cathedrals, palaces, museums, gardens and, of course, forts and a dam - a structure that connects the island and the city, stretching for more than 20 km. Despite this scale, the forts are attracting more attention. The most famous of them is "Emperor Alexander I", although people call him "Plague". And all thanks to the laboratory on its roof, where in the twentieth century. studied vaccines against all kinds of diseases. Although even now there are frequent cases when visitors come across strange ampoules with suspicious content.

  • How to get there: The island is located 30 km. from St. Petersburg, and you can get there in the following ways: - minibus: every 15-20 minutes, 79 rubles; - bus: from 4:45 to 23:06, 40 rubles, 50 minutes on the way; - boat "Meteor »(A trip on it is possible only with an excursion group): on the way 5 hours, adult ticket 1950 rubles, children 1000 rubles.

13. Summer Garden

  • Summer garden
  • Fountain in the Summer Garden

The garden is considered the oldest in the city - it has existed for more than three centuries, while not losing its beauty and grace. It was created in the best traditions of that time - straight alleys, marble sculptures and fountains were hidden among trees with perfect geometric shapes. Peter I himself took part in its design, and under Nicholas I, the entrance was open to everyone, although it was paid. By our time, the garden has undergone a number of changes, but its main luxury has remained unchanged. Part of the Russian Museum.

  • Address: mun. Dvortsovy District, Summer Garden.
  • Website: www.rusmuseum.ru
  • Opening hours: May-September: 10: 00-22: 00, October-March: 10: 00-20: 00, April - closed.
  • Ticket price: Depending on the excursion and benefits.

14. Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

Peter and Paul Cathedral

A working Lutheran church in the city center. Its first wooden building was built back in 1727, and then, in the 1830s. demolished and recreated a new one, which still stands to this day, having suffered several restorations and many changes. During the Soviet period, the cathedral was converted into a swimming pool, which is why almost the wall paintings were lost, and only in the 90s. the cathedral again began to work as intended. Today, services are held here in Russian and German, German is taught, concerts and excursions to the museum on the ground floor are held.

  • Address: pr-t. Nevsky, 22-24.
  • Service schedule: every Sunday 10:30.

15. Kazan Cathedral

Orthodox cathedral built by order of Paul I on the site of a dilapidated Kazan church. The majestic temple delights with its architecture at first sight. With its decoration, it looks more like a palace than a temple. Many columns and a dome on the outside and a painted ceiling and walls among the colonnades on the inside. In addition, it is here that the most famous icon of the Kazan Mother of God is kept.

  • Address: Kazanskaya Square, 2.
  • Website: www.kazansky-spb.ru
  • Opening hours: Daily 6: 30-20: 00.

It takes more than 1 day to walk around St. Petersburg and see all the famous sights, so we recommend taking care of accommodation. You can book a hotel, hostel or apartment at a nice price here.

16. The Bronze Horseman (Monument to Peter I)

Bronze Horseman

The famous sculpture of the founder of St. Petersburg was actually made of bronze, but thanks to the work of the same name by Pushkin, it began to be considered copper. It was installed by order of Catherine II, having undergone many changes from the original idea, nevertheless, earning the approval of the Empress and the whole people. There are many rumors and legends about the place where Peter's right hand points.

  • Address: Senate Square.

17. Naval Nikolsky Cathedral

  • Beautiful Nicholas Cathedral
  • Nicholas cathedral

The stunning blue and white cathedral with golden domes consists of two temples - the lower and the upper. The upper one, with a carved iconostasis and colonnades decorated with garlands of leaves and flowers, is dedicated to the Epiphany, and the lower one is dedicated to the patron saint of travelers and sailors Nicholas the Wonderworker, and it is there that his icon of the 17th century is located. and a particle of relics. Around the cathedral, there is a square with monuments in honor of the dead sailors, as well as a four-tiered bell tower, which is a source of inspiration for many artists.

  • Address: pl. Nikolskaya, 1.
  • Website: www.nikolskiysobor.ru
  • Ticket prices: Free admission.

18. Marble Palace

As the name suggests, this castle was rebuilt entirely from marble, which was used by more than 30 species brought from various countries. The palace was built on the site of the former hotel building, where Peter I liked to arrange festivities, which is why the guests, upon the arrival of the emperor, immediately moved out, even in winter. After the fire, Catherine II ordered to build a palace on the ashes for her favorite, which became a truly beautiful structure - inside it are statues, libraries, baths and galleries. Today the building belongs to the Russian Museum.

  • Address: Millionnaya St., 5/1.
  • Website: www.rusmuseum.ru
  • Opening hours: Wed, Fri.-Sun. 10: 00-18: 00, Mon. 10: 00-20: 00, Thurs. 13: 00-21: 00, Tue. - day off.
  • Ticket price: Subject to benefits and excursion.

19. Menshikov Palace

A magnificent castle, the halls of which, after the completion of construction, were filled with paintings, statues, silk and murals. Now it houses a museum that is part of the Hermitage complex. In addition to the expositions, in the palace you can see authentic things belonging to Peter I and Menshikov, as well as the restored decorations of the halls, bedrooms, dining room and vestibule.

  • Address: nab. Universitetskaya, 15.
  • Website: www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/visitus/menshikov-palace
  • Opening hours: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun 10.30-18.00, Wed, Fri 10.30-21.00, Mon. - day off.
  • Entrance fee: 300 rubles. - adults; children, pensioners - free of charge.

20. House of Peter I

  • Inside Peter's house
  • Peter's house

The oldest building in St. Petersburg. It was from here that Peter I watched the construction of the city. It is made without any pretentiousness, and there are only three rooms inside - a bedroom, an office and a dining room. It is noteworthy that the house has survived to this day in the same form as after the building. The red house outside plays the role of a box behind which the real Peter's dwelling is hidden. The interior contains original furniture and imperial items, right down to the smoking pipe and blueprints, and the decoration has been restored in every detail. Children will not be bored here either, they are especially attracted by the layout of Troitskaya Square.

  • Address: nab. Petrovskaya, 6.
  • Website: www.museum.ru/M161
  • Opening hours: Wed, Fri.-Sun. 10: 00-18: 00, Mon. 10: 00-20: 00, Thurs. 13: 00-21: 00, Tue. - day off.
  • Ticket price: 250 rubles. - adult, 130 rubles. - preferential.

21. Faberge Museum

One of the most luxurious exhibitions in one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg - Shuvalovsky. Once there, there is a desire to dress in a luxurious outfit to match the situation, in order to even more feel like a part of the high reception. Wide staircases, crystal chandeliers and carved columns greet visitors at the entrance. In the museum itself, in the showcases, there are genuine jewelry delights - eggs that belonged to the imperial court, silver dishes and other jewelry items.

  • Address: nab. R. Fontanka, 21.
  • Website: www.fabergemuseum.ru
  • Opening hours: Sat-Thu. 10: 00–20: 45
  • Ticket price: 200 - 600 rubles. depending on the excursion and benefits.

22. Mariinsky Theater

The largest theater of opera and choreographic art, built in the 19th century. World-class stars perform here, gathering a full hall that looks like a royal one. In addition to classical performances, the theater also stage modern performances, as well as regularly hosts international festivals. And in 2013 a second stage was opened nearby.

  • Address: Theater Square, 1.
  • Website: www.mariinsky.ru
  • Opening hours: Daily 11: 00-19: 00
  • Ticket price: 400 - 12,000 rubles.

23. Smolny Cathedral

The incredibly beautiful blue and white temple complex, the construction of which took 87 years, but not a single service was held in the main cathedral. In Soviet times, the temple was plundered, and only a few icons that have been there since the opening have survived to our time. Today the cathedral is a branch of the Isaac's Cathedral museum complex, and concerts and exhibitions are held here.

  • Address: pl. Rastrelli, 1.
  • Website: www.cathedral.ru/smolnii_sobor
  • Opening hours: September 16 - April 30: 11: 00-19: 00; May 01 - September 15: 10: 00-19: 00; Wed - day off.
  • Ticket price: 250 rubles. - adults, 50 rubles. - preferential, with the Guest Card - free.

24. Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra

It was built by the decree of Peter I in honor of the victory of Alexander Nevsky. After illumination, his relics were transferred there, and now they are the main shrine of the Lavra. Today, divine services are held in the church, icon-painting and jewelry workshops are open. In addition, there are four cemeteries on the territory - Lazarevskoye, the necropolis of art creators, where famous artists, musicians and writers rest, Nikolskoye and the burial place of the Cossacks.

  • Address: nab. R. Monasteries.
  • Website: www.lavra.spb.ru.
  • Opening hours: daily 6: 00-23: 00.
  • The cost of visiting the necropolis: 300 rubles.

25. Rostral columns

  • Column decorations
  • Rostral columns

Architectural columns decorated with statues in the 19th century. functioning as beacons for ships. On their tops, in special bowls, oil was poured and set on fire at dusk. Nowadays, you can also see the bewitching flame of burning monuments against the background of the starry sky. They are lit for city celebrations, and guests and residents of the city can enjoy the enchanting view.

26. Spit of Vasilievsky Island

Vasilievsky Island

A real open-air museum with a rich, centuries-old architecture and a stunning panorama, against which more than one thousand photographs have been taken. There are the already mentioned rostral columns, and many museums, including the Kunstkamera, and the embankment of the Neva, along which spherical trees are planted, is the best place for contemplating festive fireworks. Coming here, do not forget about warm clothes - it is quite windy and cool on the arrow even in summer.

27. Sphinxes

Petersburg Sphinx

The legendary sphinxes have always been a symbol of Egypt. But on the streets of St. Petersburg, you can see 14 statues of these mythical guards. Particularly noteworthy are those sculptures that guard the University Embankment, because they were brought directly from the land of the pharaohs, and they are already more than 3.5 thousand years old. The true sphinxes came to be here thanks to the traveler Muravyov, who made a lot of efforts so that these animals became an adornment of St. Petersburg.

  • Address: nab. University.

28. Pavlovsk

The largest residence of the Romanov family. It combines incredible natural beauty with architectural luxury. On the bank of the river there is a palace, where you can see the original art objects of the past centuries. It is surrounded by a park that is stunning at any time of the year - in spring and summer you can ride a bike, in winter - on a real Finnish sleigh and ski, and in autumn - admire the golden robe of mighty trees. In addition, the park has a temple and an amazing pavilion with columns that change their number depending on the point of view. A little further than the park is the railway station of the 50s. Arriving in Pavlovsk with a child, you don't have to worry that he will be bored - there is a circus on the territory and educational and play excursions are conducted. If your time permits, then it is better to stay in this wonderful place for a couple of days.

  • How to get there: - by train from Vitebsk railway station: 54 rubles, on the way 30 minutes (departure every 15-20 minutes); - by bus: 41 rubles, on the way 30 minutes. (about 2 hours, taking into account traffic jams) departure every 10-25 minutes; - by private car.
  • Website: www.pavlovskmuseum.ru
  • Opening hours: park: daily 06: 00-21: 00; Pavlovsk Palace: 10: 00-18: 00 (ticket office until 16:30).
  • Ticket price: 50 - 1200 rubles. depending on the excursion and benefits.

29. Gatchina


A small town in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. But, unfortunately, tourists do not always have time to visit this palace and park ensemble, although it deserves special attention. Many sights adorn the picturesque corner - the Gatchina Palace, a park with an enchanting lake, carved bridges, the Venus pavilion on the island of love, a high obelisk, museums and cathedrals. Therefore, once in the cultural capital, be sure to take the time to explore this charming suburb.

  • How to get there: - by train from the Baltic station: 102 rubles - by bus # 631: 80 rubles - by taxi: 900 - 2000 rubles; - by private car.
  • Website: www.gatchinapalace.ru
  • Opening hours: Daily, summer time: 11: 00-19: 00; winter: 10: 00-18: 00.
  • Ticket price: 200 - 1000 rubles. depending on the excursion and benefits.

30. Oranienbaum


Another picturesque suburb of St. Petersburg, which was incredibly lucky - it managed not to suffer during the Patriotic War, which gives visitors the opportunity to see the original architecture of palaces, cathedrals and museums. They are located in a huge two-storey park and are free to visit. Guests are invited to look at the collections of paintings, sculptures, dishes and personal belongings of the emperors and their entourage.

  • Address: pr-t. Dvortsovy, 46, Lomonosov.
  • Website: www.peterhofmuseum.ru
  • Opening hours: seven days a week, park: 09: 00-22: 00, museums: 10: 30-18: 00.
  • Ticket price: 200 - 1000 rubles. depending on the excursion and benefits.

31. Palace Square and Alexander Column

Alexander Column

The central square of St. Petersburg, located in front of the Winter Palace, is more than twice the size of Moscow's Red Square. It is here that the symbol of victory over Napoleon is located - the famous Alexander Column, known to everyone as the "Alexander Column". Its height reaches 47.5 m and it is held solely due to its weight and calculations. The top of the column is crowned with an angel, whose face was created after the face of Alexander I.

32. Monument to Nicholas I

Monument to Nicholas I

During his lifetime, Emperor Nicholas I wanted to be like his predecessor Peter I, however, in pursuit of his former greatness, he received the nickname "Palkin" for his too harsh approach to power. After his death, a monument was erected to him, similar to the Bronze Horseman - the emperor also sits on a reared horse, and only St. Isaac's Cathedral separates him from the Peter's monument. Although at the first resemblance, the differences are still on the face - the sculpture of Nicholas stands on a pedestal decorated with figures and high reliefs showing the moments of his life, and the horse's only support is his hind hooves.

33. Monument to Catherine II and Catherine Garden

Monument to Catherine the Great

The monument to the Empress was originally intended to be erected during her lifetime, but Catherine was categorically against it. The creation of the monument took 10 years, and it was placed in a small but very cozy park - the Catherine Garden. As soon as the statue took its place, many legends and rumors swirled around it, the most popular of which is the story of the treasures hidden under the monument. It was said that the spectators watching the installation of the monument were so moved that they began to throw jewelry into the mound. In Soviet times, officials seriously wanted to start excavations, but the plans did not come true. In addition, there were thoughts to melt the sculpture into a monument to Lenin. Now Catherine pleases the eye of all visitors to the park, who are still wondering which of the legends turned out to be true.

34. Anichkov bridge

Anichkov bridge

One of the most famous bridges in the city. There are four monuments to horse tamers installed on it, and you can walk or drive by car. During the blockade, the tamers were carefully hidden, buried in the courtyard of the Anichkov castle, and one can still see the mark from a shell. Now the bridge is a cultural heritage, and its condition is carefully monitored, timely restoration if necessary.

35. Mikhailovsky Castle

Mikhailovsky castle

It was built according to the sketches of Paul I himself, who has dreamed of such a residence for many years. However, the emperor did not manage to enjoy it, because 40 days after moving there, the king was killed in his chambers. After that, the residence fell into decay, and subsequent emperors did not skimp on taking materials from the castle for their needs. In the 90s. the palace was included in the Russian Museum, and was carefully restored, so now everyone can see the magnificent castle as it was under Paul.

  • Address: st. Sadovaya, 2
  • Website: www.rusmuseum.ru ›mikhailovsky-castle
  • Opening hours: Wed, Fri.-Sun. 10: 00-18: 00, Mon. 10: 00-20: 00, Thurs. 13: 00-21: 00, Tue. - day off.
  • Ticket price: depending on the excursion and benefits.

36. Peter and Paul Cathedral

Outwardly, it is completely unlike a typical Orthodox cathedral - bas-reliefs, rectangular walls and a dome that turns into a long golden spire with an angel and a cross on top. The cathedral has always been covered with many legends and stories; children have never been married or baptized here. The funeral service for the dead took place only for members of the royal family. In the XIX century. due to the lack of places for burials, the Grand Duke's tomb was erected.

  • Address: pl. Cathedral, 1, area Petropavlovskaya.
  • Website: www.spbmuseum.ru/exhibits_and_exhibitions/92/1316
  • Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 10: 00-19: 00; Sat. 10: 00-17: 45; Sun. 11: 00-17: 45.
  • Ticket price: 450 rubles. - adults, 200 rubles. - pensioners.

37. Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

A stunning red palace with snow-white columns and statues of Atlanteans, half gone into pedestals, attracts the attention of every guest of the cultural capital. Once upon a time, magnificent receptions and luxurious balls were held in the castle, at which the emperor's wife loved to dance. Now part of the premises is leased, while in others they conduct excursions, where you can see the preserved interior of the 19th century. - stucco, fireplaces, wide staircases, mirrors, furniture and other items of former luxury.

  • Address: Prospect Nevsky, 41.
  • Website: www.beloselskiy-palace.ru
  • Opening hours: daily 11: 00-19: 00.
  • Ticket price: 350 - 1500 rubles. depending on the excursion.

38. "Writers' Bookstore"

Writers bookstore

The oldest bookstore-club in St. Petersburg. It was created at the suggestion of M. Gorky, and later it was decided that the shop was not subject to change of name or profile, and literary meetings, poetry evenings or presentations of new works are regularly held in it. There is a literary cafe next to the club.

  • Address: pr-t. Nevsky, 66.
  • Website: www.lavkapisateley.spb.ru
  • Opening hours: daily 10: 00-22: 00.

39. House of Books

Book House

The bookstore has been on this site since the 17th century, although the current building was built two centuries later. The owners planned to build an 11-story mansion, which contradicted the rules regarding the height of commercial buildings. And then the idea came to crown the roof of the house with a huge glass globe, so that it looked taller than it actually was. "House of Books" attracts the attention of almost all tourists, and residents of St. Petersburg are quite frequent guests of the establishment. In addition to a large selection of all kinds of literature, there is a cafe on the second floor where you can drink coffee and read your favorite book in a cozy atmosphere, as well as regularly meet with writers.

  • Address: Pr-t. Nevsky, 28.
  • Site: www.spbdk.ru.
  • Schedule: Daily 09: 00-00: 00.

40. Seating courtyard

Gostiny Dvor

The historical and architectural monument of the city, in which the city department store is now located. The global brands are presented here and a system of discounts for regular buyers. In addition to the set of shops, there are museums in the building, there are exhibitions and sell excursions that do not necessarily book in advance. Also, right in the courtyard building is the entrance to the metro of the same name.

  • Address: Pr-t. Nevsky, 35.
  • Site: www.bgd.ru.
  • Work schedule: 10: 00-22: 00.

41. "Eliseevsky" shop

Eliseevsky store

The building of incredible beauty, decorated with glass, metal forging and sculptures, is vividly highlighted on the background of others. But the inner decoration does not lag behind their luxury - gold and crystal are instantly transferred in past centuries. It is here that there is a store selling gastronomic delights and delicacies, a high-kitchen restaurant, a cafe with national dishes and a wine cellar.

  1. Address: Pr-t. Nevsky, 56.
  2. Site: www.kupetzeliseevs.ru.
  3. Schedule: Daily 10: 00-23: 00.

42. Monument to Peter I-carpenter

Monument to Peter the Carpenter

The monument that resembles a time when the king under a strange name for several days lived in Holland, studying shipbuilding. The original sculpture was cast in 1910, but after 7 years, after the revolution, it was destroyed. However, St. Petersburg seemed to be destined to have this sculpture, since in the 90s. The Government of Holland, who at one time a copy of the monument was presented, presented it back. Since then, the king-carpenter is banging on the waterfront, and his shoes sparkle in the sun, because, according to the reference, everyone who touches the royal boots will pursue luck.

  • Address: Nab. Admiralteyskaya.

43. Circus on the fountain

  • Circus of St. Petersburg
  • Circus on the Fontanka

One of the places where starting from the moment of discovery and still show the most spectacular ideas, which is becoming very popular with St. Petersburg and tourists. In the middle of the last century, acting on the circus Manege - it was one of the most prestigious works, and the stars of world values ​​went there. Now here you can see well-deserved artists and enjoy a breathtaking show.

  • Address: Nab. R. Fontanka, 3.
  • Website: www.circus.spb.ru.
  • Work schedule: Daily 10: 00-21: 00.
  • Ticket price: 500 - 6000 rubles.

44. Monument to Petersburg rain

Monument to Rain

One of the most unusual monuments of St. Petersburg. It is devoted, probably the most ancient resident of the city - rain, without which Petersburgers cannot submit their abode. The sculpture is an inverted umbrella, cut in half a glass, from which water flows, gathering in a paved pedestal to deep puddle. Soon after its installation, the inhabitants appeared belief - if you come to the monument and ask for good weather, then the sun be sure to look, and let it not for a long time.

  • Address: ul.1-aya Krasnoarmeyskaya, 15.

45. Mosaic courtyard

Mosaic patio

Each city has a place that is not included in classic excursion routes, but at the same time causing interest. Once a regular yard literally around the eyes of a mosaic. The author of this creativity is V. V. Lubenko. He helped the courtyard personally, turning it into a small fabulous world. At the same time, care for mosaic and all costs come from his personal budget. Now the newlyweds, tourists flock here, to make unusual photos, as well as ordinary residents who want to plunge into bright colors.

  • Address: nab. R. Fontanka, 4.
  • Website: www.vladimir-lubo.ru
  • Working hours: daily, around the clock.
  • Ticket price: free.

46. ​​Monument to Alexander Pushkin

Monument to Pushkin in St. Petersburg

The most famous St. Petersburg monument to the great poet brought its creator Anikushin the most significant in the 50s. Lenin Prize. The monument itself was erected on the 250th anniversary of Leningrad. Now the 8-meter sculpture of Pushkin with his arm thrown back and, as if wishing to get off its pedestal, rises opposite the Russian Museum, perfectly fitting into the setting.

47. Admiralty


The original purpose of the fortress was to protect against enemies and become the central dockyard for legal proceedings. After the completion of construction, the building was rebuilt several times, and it played different roles in each period of its life. Now the Admiralty houses the Naval Institute, and its 72-meter spire, visible from any point on Nevsky Prospekt, adorns another symbol of the city - a ship.

  • Address: pr-t. Admiralteysky, 1.
  • Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 09: 00-18: 00.

48. "Historical yard"

Historic courtyard

Another interesting place hidden in an ordinary courtyard of a house on Gorokhovaya Street, where Gogol and Rasputin once lived. When you come here, you are suddenly transported back in time, finding yourself in pre-revolutionary Petersburg, when luxurious floor-length dresses were in fashion, organ-grinders walked along the streets, and carriages drove around instead of signaling cars. All this is depicted on a huge canvas, which served as the walls of the house. However, judging by the many reviews, some of the images were painted over for some reason.

  • Address: st. Gorokhovaya d. 37-39.

49. Lion Bridge

Lion bridge

The famous pedestrian suspension bridge, guarded on both sides by mighty lion statues. The guards hold thick chains in their teeth, from which the canal crossing is suspended. The bridge looks especially amazing at night - when in the light of the lanterns standing on the embankment, lion silhouettes are reflected on the black water surface.

50. House from a Russian fairy tale

House from a Russian fairy tale

Looking at this house, one gets the feeling that this is not a house at all, but some kind of tower, descended from the pages of old books, and a certain princess is about to emerge from there. In fact, this is the creation of the famous architect N. Nikonov, famous for the fact that he created houses in the traditional style. Colorful mosaics, carved balconies, kokoshniks over the windows and many other signs of the "old Russian teremok" crown the building, which is so popular with all foreign guests.

  • Address: st. Bell, 11.

51. Monument to the ship "Poltava"

Monument "Poltava"

The 10-meter high bronze sculpture, standing on a bas-relief pedestal, was cast in honor of the first sailing ship of the line. Peter I himself had a hand in the construction of the Poltava, and this is the first ship issued by the Admiralty, which took part in many hostilities. Poltava was immortalized by Taratynov and Lukin, the chief architect of the Hermitage.

  • Address: nab. Voskresenskaya, 20.

52. "House at 5 corners"

House "At 5 Corners"

A very interesting sight in the center of St. Petersburg. The house, built in 1913, has retained its original appearance. It was not designed for a large number of people, accommodating only six apartments, two per floor. The first one was given for shops, the second - for a cinema, and the last one was occupied by the owner of the house himself. Other well-known personalities living in the "5 corners" - young Nekrasov, astrophysicist Bronstein with his wife, daughter of Chukovsky, who for a long time did not talk about the execution of her husband, as well as A. Akhmatov. In honor of the Bronstein couple, a memorial plaque is installed in the house.

  • Address: st. Rubinstein, 40.

53. Central Park of Culture and Rest. CM. Kirov

Central Park of St. Petersburg

Favorite place for recreation or cultural leisure of all residents of St. Petersburg and its guests. It is located on the territory of the former imperial residence, and in addition to a picturesque park, there are palaces, museums, a zoo, cafes, exhibitions, festivals, and weekly dance evenings. In the castle, in addition to excursions, costume balls are held in the style of past centuries. Fans of outdoor activities are offered cycling, rollerblading, as well as a rope park. In winter, it is the most suitable place for skiing or skating.

  • Address: Elagin Island, 4.
  • Website: www.elaginpark.org
  • Working hours: Mon.-Fri .: 06.00-00.00; Sat-Sun: 11.00-20.00.
  • Ticket price: Mon-Fri: free; Sat-Sun: RUB 100 - adult, reduced price - 30 rubles, children under 7 years old - free.

54. Shadow Museum

Shadow play

Despite the fact that the museum opened only in May 2018, it has already gained particular popularity among lovers of everything unusual and is able to surprise even those who seemed to have seen everything. Here, from the simplest things, mesmerizing shadows appear, showing the history of St. Petersburg, slightly opening the veil of age-old secrets and mysteries. In addition to the excursion, the museum has a cafe where you can try your own hand at creating a shadow masterpiece.

  • Address: st. Bolshaya Konyushennaya, 5A.
  • Website: www.shadowmuseum.ru
  • Opening hours: daily, 11: 00-22: 00.
  • Ticket price: 350 rubles. - adult, 250 rubles. - preferential, children under 3 years old - free.

55. Chizhik-Pyzhik on the Fontanka


The smallest and at the same time very popular monument in St. Petersburg. Its height is only 11 cm, and its weight is 5 kg, which greatly attracts unscrupulous residents and tourists - poor Chizhik has already been stolen 7 times. In addition to the special need to pick it up for yourself, there are many beliefs around the bird. The most famous of them is for the fulfillment of a wish: if the thrown coin stays next to the sculpture, the dream will certainly come true. The newlyweds believe in the following - the newly-made husband should lower a glass of vodka and clink glasses on the statue's beak, which will bring happiness to the marriage.

  • Address: nab. R. Fontanka, Engineering bridge.

Map with landmarks of St. Petersburg

Over the years of its existence, St. Petersburg has experienced a lot - fires, revolutions, wars, but at the same time it could not lose its charm of the past centuries. The city, where famous writers, artists and sculptures were looking for and found inspiration, still boggles the imagination and grants creative impulses not only to people of art, but also to connoisseurs of beauty.

Therefore, the number of those wishing to touch the historical luxury is growing every year.

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Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral

Venice of the North, cultural capital Of Russia boasts a huge number of attractions, palaces and parks. Along with Rome, Paris and Venice St. Petersburg included in the UNESCO List, and the entire historical center of the city is taken under the patronage. It is difficult to get acquainted with all the sights of the city in one trip, but you should not deny yourself the pleasure - choose a few of the most interesting places and go for a walk around the city on the Neva! Our list will tell you what you can see in St. Petersburg in 1-5 days.

What to see in St. Petersburg 2020 - plan for 5 days

Nevsky Prospect
Nevsky Prospect

The history of the city begins in the spring of 1703, when the Russians took the Nyenskans fortress. An important victory was of strategic importance - the fortress blocked the entrance to the Neva delta from the east, from Lake Ladoga, but it was necessary to repel the enemy's onslaught from the sea, from which Nyenschantz was far away. Then the attention of Peter was attracted by an islet separated from Berezovy Island by a small strait. The fortress of St. Petersburg, named after the Apostle Peter, was founded here. The plan for the construction of the "ideal city", which the emperor saw it, was not implemented due to natural conditions - well, if we consider the exact correspondence to ideal ideas. Despite this, in the 19th century, the city turned into one of the most beautiful in the world, the main attractions were built here and industry was actively developing, which allowed it to become the largest industrial center in the next century. Let's take a closer look at the most interesting places in St. Petersburg:

First day: walk through the city center

A walk in the center is the first thing to do in St. Petersburg. Having correctly laid the route, you can easily and with pleasure see the main sights of the city. Therefore, if a tourist does not have 5-6 days, it is better to pay attention to the central part of St. Petersburg. What to see in St. Petersburg in 1 day:

  • Route: metro Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospect - Palace Square - Isaakievskaya Square - Bronze Horseman - Palace Bridge - Spit of Vasilyevsky Island - Peter and Paul Fortress - Cruiser Aurora - Troitsky Bridge - Summer Garden - Savior on Spilled Blood - m. "Gostiny Dvor" or "Nevsky Prospect"
  • Time: 5 hours to 1 day
  • Best time: nice weather.
St. Isaac's Square
St. Isaac's Square
Troitsky bridge
Troitsky bridge
Savior on Spilled Blood
Savior on Spilled Blood

Second day: museum

One day, of course, is not enough to inspect even a tenth of the museum Petersburg! But this is not a reason to deny yourself the pleasure, besides, you can simplify your task and choose several of the most popular museums. What to see in St. Petersburg:

Option 1. Hermitage

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  • Address: Dvortsovaya pl., 2
  • Duration of visit: from 4 hours to 1 day
  • Best time: winter and weekdays, it is recommended to visit in case of bad weather
  • Route: St. George Hall - The Main Staircase of the New Hermitage - "Madonna and Child" by Leonardo da Vinci - The Knights' Hall - Golden Peacock Clock
  • Ticket price: 300R-600R.

Translated from French “Hermitage” means “a corner of solitude”: today it represents a whole museum complex, which consists of five buildings along the Palace Embankment. The collection of the complex - 3 million (!) Masterpieces of art, dating back to the Stone Age. The area of ​​the museum is 33 square meters.

What to see in St. Petersburg in 5 days? Top 10 places

In 1764, Catherine II began to collect a collection of works of art here, and the first exhibits were shown to the public in 1852. Palace Square next to the Hermitage occupies 5 hectares - this is 2 times the size of Red Square! It will take several days to see all the halls of the Hermitage, so most tourists visit only the most popular exhibits. Advice: it is better to arrive early in the morning so as not to waste time in queues, and to take e-tickets in advance.

What to see in St. Petersburg in 5 days? Top 10 places

Option 2. St. Isaac's Cathedral

  • Time: 1-2 hours
  • Best time to visit: summer months
  • Ticket price: 250R.

The architectural masterpiece has an interesting history. In 1809, Alexander I announced a competition for the construction of the cathedral. The winner was the architect Auguste Montferrand, who, according to legend, was predicted to die after completing the project. Therefore, the architect was in no hurry, but still died a month after the completion of the construction. The cathedral became the center of city holidays and the place of baptism for royal families. The unique monument is striking in size and beauty of its decoration: the cathedral is the fourth largest in the world and the first in Russia. The colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral overlooks the central part of the city.

Isaac's Cathedral inside
Isaac's Cathedral inside

Day three: new places of worship

New sights are constantly opening up in the city, and they often become new symbols of the city. Here are some of them:

  • Museum of Records and Facts TITIKAKA - here you can see the cult things of the XX century, learn about the unusual traditions of the countries of the world. Special attention is paid to the most unusual things and strange people on the planet. Address: st. Kazanskaya, 7.
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  • Grand layout - in the museum you can see a reduced copy of our entire immense country. On a field with an area of ​​about 800 square meters, collective images of Russian regions are presented, and the change of lighting and moving trains gives the panorama dynamics. The Grand layout is located on Tsvetochnaya street, 16, ticket prices from 450R.
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  • Erarta Museum - a private museum of contemporary art, the name of which stands for "era of art", or "era of art". The goal of the organizers is to showcase the most original works of modern art. The museum has collected about 2,800 exhibits from paintings, sculptures, installations and video works. Museum address: st. 29 line of Vasilievsky Island, ticket price from 100R.
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  • New Holland - the only of the 42 islands of St. Petersburg, created by people. Today it is the venue for festivals, events, lectures. On sunny days, it is pleasant to just walk here and taste the cuisines of the world. The advantage of Holland is that it is open all year round and there is always something to do here. Location: on the Admiralty Canal Embankment.
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Day four: informal Petersburg

To feel the spirit of St. Petersburg, sometimes you need to get off the tourist paths and see something unusual:

  • Well courtyards - legendary courtyards have become a symbol of hopelessness for some, and for others a stylish object and a place for photo sessions. Addresses: Karavannaya street, 14, Fontanka river embankment, 92, Maly prospect P.S., 1B.
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  • Art Center "Pushkinskaya 10" will show contemporary art in any of its manifestations. Here are the most unusual museums in the city (for example, the Pushpin Museum or the John Lennon Museum).
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Day five: parks and trips to iconic landmarks

Only in St. Petersburg, a walk in the park can become a cultural event! In addition, one should not forget about the museums-reserves and historical monuments. What to see in St. Petersburg in open areas?

Option 1. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

  • Duration: 5 hours to 1 day
  • Best time to visit: May-September
  • Cost: 700R.

Peterhof is called the Russian Versailles: according to the plan of Peter I, the new residence could compete with the French one. The palace and park ensemble with its majestic fountains, landscape parks and museums has become a must on the tourist route. In total, there are more than 150 fountains here. The highlight of Peterhof is the Lower Park.

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What to see in St. Petersburg in 5 days? Top 10 places

Option 2. Raising bridges

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Best time: June, July.

1:30 am on the Palace and Admiralteyskaya embankments in the summer months is a special time when crowds of tourists gather. In the middle of the Neva, dozens of pleasure boats offer to pass under the bridge when its doors rise. Circus performers and musicians gather in the streets.

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Option 3. Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin, Detskoe Selo)

  • Duration: 5 hours to 1 day
  • Best time to visit: June-October, better on weekdays
  • What to see: Catherine Palace, Amber Room, parks
  • Cost: 700R.

In 1710, Peter I made a gift to his wife Catherine - he donated land near St. Petersburg. Seven years later, a palace was founded in this place, and a park was founded in the place of forests. Years later, Elizabeth ordered to make the residence more comfortable and luxurious, and the palace began to shine. In the 1830s, the first railway was built from here.

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What to see in St. Petersburg for free? List of free attractions

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

  • Address: Monastyrka River Embankment, 1.
  • Opening hours: 6.00 - 20.00, daily.
  • How to get there: by metro to the station "Alexander Nevsky Square".
  • What you have to pay for: Necropolis of the 18th century and Necropolis of Artists (300R).

The current male Orthodox monastery, which was founded by Peter I. It is believed that Alexander Nevsky fought on this place with the Swedes. Here you can walk through the territory of the monastery, see ancient temples and visit the necropolises, in which famous personalities are buried - N.M. Karamzin, M.V. Lomonosov, P.I. Tchaikovsky, F.M. Dostoevsky and others.

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Peter-Pavel's Fortress

  • Address: Peter and Paul Fortress, 3
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Best time to visit: any time of the year
  • Fortress working hours: 9: 30-21: 00, daily
  • Cathedral working hours: 10: 00-19: 00 Mon-Fri, 10: 00-17: 45 Sat-Sun
  • How to get there: metro station "Gorkovskaya", then walk for about 5 minutes, by bus to the stop "Troitsky Park".

The fortress is considered to be the same age as St. Petersburg: the built citadel gained a reputation as impregnable, and not a single attack fell to its lot. 15 years after the foundation (1703), the first prisoner was brought here - the son of Emperor Alexei Petrovich. Since then, the citadel began to acquire the glory of the Russian Bastille. It was here that Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Maxim Gorky sat. The total number of prisoners is unknown, but it is believed that no one managed to escape from here. The fortress was also the burial vault of the emperors - all the Romanov emperors after Peter I are buried here. Every day at 12:00 a cannon is fired from the wall of the Naryshkin bastion.

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Summer garden

  • Address: Kutuzov Embankment, 2.
  • Working hours: from May 1 to September 30 - from 10:00 to 22:00, from October 1 to March 31 - from 10:00 to 20:00
  • Day off - Tuesday
  • How to get there: the nearest metro stations are Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, Chernyshevskaya and Gorkovskaya. It is relatively far to go, so if you want to see other sights on the way, it is better to choose Nevsky Prospect or Gostiny Dvor.
  • What you can see for free: everything except the Summer Palace of Peter I.

The oldest park in the city was founded in 1704 and is famous for sculptures, fountains and Versailles layout.

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Eliseevsky store

  • Address: Nevsky Prospect, house number 56
  • Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 23:00
  • How to get there: by metro to the Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospekt stations
  • What to see for free: shop windows, interiors.

The House of the Trade Partnership is the most fabulous store in the city, in a huge showcase of which the characters of the "Nutcracker" move, and the building itself attracts with the unusualness and luxury of sculptures that represent Industry, Trade, Art and Science. It is also beautiful and luxurious inside, it has its own bakery, so come here for delicious souvenirs.

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Kazan Cathedral

  • Address: Nevsky prospect, 25
  • Opening hours: 6:30 to 20:00
  • How to get there: take the metro to the stations "Nevsky Prospekt" or "Gostiny Dvor".

The revered image of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is kept in the current cathedral. The cathedral is considered a monument of military glory in honor of the victory in the war of 1812: in 1813 M.I. Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly.

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  • Hey! My name is Tatyana.
  • For about 20 years I have been living in St. Petersburg and I consider it necessary to warn you that ...

... now there will be a large (but structured) and emotional (but interesting) text. There is no other way to write about Peter!

I am happy to tell you about all the main attractions of St. Petersburg. I will also mention cafes, coffee shops, bars, without which Peter is not Peter (as for me). And I’ll give my parents ideas on how to keep the children busy in the city.

Now in Saint Petersburg you can come ... Tourists walk without restrictions; cafes and restaurants are open; shopping centers are open. Almost all sights are accessible for visiting.

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Attractions of St. Petersburg

Our whole city is so metropolitan, intellectual and sublime - here, even on the fences, Brodsky and Dovlatov are often quoted. Therefore, I am preparing the appropriate program. But I will dilute it a little with something unofficial :)

Any tourist arriving in St. Petersburg always faces one single problem. Which is not about what to see in St. Petersburg, but about how to do it all in 3 days (the standard period of tourists).

The answer is - difficult ... But you can try.

  • First, I advise you to mark all points on the map in your phone. I use google maps or maps.me.
  • Secondly, work out the route. I will give an approximate one after listing the iconic places.
  • Thirdly, decide if you need an excursion. All St. Petersburg travel agencies go to online orders. They also offer walks on limited number of people - for example, for a family or company. Look on the Tripster or Sputnik8 website marked "individual"!

So, I divided the attractions by topic. The first will go:


It is believed that all "beginners" should definitely visit the following places in St. Petersburg. But I’ll tell you a secret, Petersburgers themselves go there very often.

hermitage Museum

The Hermitage is the St. Petersburg attraction number 1 for tourists from all over the world! There are 5 main complexes: the Main Museum Complex, the General Staff Building, the Winter Palace, the Menshikov Palace and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. In winter, another iconic location is added to Palace Square - the main New Year tree of St. Petersburg (it is certainly very beautiful in the evening with illumination, but how many people gather ... so we looked during the day, and remained intact).

If you are in the mood for a thoughtful visit to the Hermitage - even a shortened program is difficult to complete in 1 day - out of all 5 I would choose the General Staff Building. Perhaps because I like paintings and paintings more.

Ticket prices:

  • At the box office or online - 500-600 rubles for the entrance to one complex.
  • Third Thursday of every month - free admission for children under 18 and students.

Subway station: "Admiralteyskaya".

Working hours: Tue, Thu, Sun - 11.00-19.00; Wed, Fri, Sat - 11.00-20.00. Monday is a day off.

Russian Museum

Russian art in all its glory and volume. Just like the main museums of St. Petersburg, it consists of several complexes. The main ones are the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Benois Wing.

Personally, I like the Russian Museum more, although there are “only one picture”. I strongly advise you to get to the Kuindzhi hall. His canvases are a must-see!

Ticket prices:

  • Now sold online - the main complexes for 300-400 rubles each. Students, pensioners and children from 17 years old - 150-200 rubles.
  • Free admission is provided for children under 16 (inclusive), and on the 18th of each month - everyone under 18 (not valid at the moment).

Subway station: Gostiny Dvor, Nevsky Prospect.

Working hours: Mon. - 10.00-20.00; Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun - 10.00-18.00; Wed - 13.00-21.00. Tuesday is a day off.

Peter-Pavel's Fortress

The heart of the whole city, from which St. Petersburg began its history. Located on Hare Island. There are 2 main objects here - the Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Burial Vault, as well as museums. Plus, there are many different expositions and open museum funds that change quite often.

It's great if you find yourself in the fortress around 12 noon. Every day, exactly at noon, a cannon shot is heard from the Naryshkin Bastion (yes, loudly).

If you like unusual sights, pay attention to the monument to Peter I by Mikhail Shemyakin. It is located opposite the Tomb, you will definitely not pass by (be guided by the crowd of tourists, amicably sparkling with flashes of photographic equipment).

And another personal recommendation. I really like to be on the beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress in the evening (it is indicated on the map). From here you can see the Palace Embankment, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.

Ticket prices:

  • The entrance to the fortress is free.
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Grand Duke's tomb - adults 550 rubles, students 300 rubles.
  • Complex ticket (cathedral, tomb, museum and several exhibitions) - adults 750 rubles, students 400 rubles.
  • Free access everywhere is for preschool children, as well as for children under 18 on the third Thursday of each month.
  • You can visit the Peter and Paul Fortress as part of an inexpensive walking and bus tour.

Subway station: "Gorkovskaya".

Working hours: entrance to the territory of the fortress itself - 10.00-20.00. All objects work in much the same way, but Wednesday is a day off.

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

Isaac's Cathedral - grandiose and beautiful! In good weather, its dome is visible even from some points of the remote sleeping areas of the city. And until now it is a measure of height when building a historical center - you cannot build higher.

Cool photos can be taken in the clearing in front of the cathedral - although it is beautiful from the back and from the side - and from the rooms of the most Instagram hotel in St. Petersburg 5 * Astoria (for this you have to check in for the night :)).

Ticket prices:

  • Adult ticket to the cathedral - 350 rubles, children 7-18 years old, pensioners and students - 100 rubles.
  • Complex ticket cathedral + colonnade - 550 rubles.
  • On the third Thursday of every month, free access is allowed for everyone under the age of 18 - but only to the cathedral.

Subway station: "Admiralteyskaya".

Working hours: 10.30-18.00, the cathedral is closed on Wednesdays, the colonnade works seven days a week.

Savior on Blood (Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ)

Bright and elegant, built on the site of the tragic event, now it attracts a huge number of tourists every day. And the first thing that a tourist makes at the Savior on Spilled Blood after a photo is to go online and look for why it is so similar to the Moscow Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - 350 rubles, children 7-18 years old, pensioners and students - 100 rubles.

Subway station: "Nevsky Prospect" (exit to the Griboyedov Canal).

Working hours: 10.30-18.00, Wednesday - day off.

Pay attention, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Savior on Spilled Blood are temples-museums, but services are held there too. Therefore, it is better to come in appropriate clothing, especially in the summer period.

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

One of the most beautiful places in the city and a monument of military glory. It is the cathedral of the St. Petersburg diocese. The sun suits him very much - and in typical St. Petersburg weather with a gloomy sky and low brightness, the Kazan Cathedral looks gloomy.

The entrance to the cathedral is free.

Subway station: Gostiny Dvor, Nevsky Prospect, Admiralteyskaya.

Working hours: daily from 9.00 to 19.45.

Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre

Photo via flickr.com

Opera and ballet in grand style! Beauty and splendor, the imperial box in a historic building on Theater Square, the brilliance of the New Stage ...

Theaters, of course, are not the sights of St. Petersburg where you can go for free, but it's worth it. I advise you to book tickets in advance, usually everything is sold out long before the performance. And be prepared to spend a decent amount. Although I have met the lucky ones who went to the Nutcracker at the Mariinsky on New Year's Eve and inexpensively! But they are rarely found in nature :)

Ticket prices: depend on the performance, stage and location. On average, the cost of a production at the Mariinsky Theater itself is from 600 rubles to 5000 rubles per person.

Subway station: the nearest stations "Sadovaya" / "Sennaya" / "Spasskaya" (interchange), from the metro by bus # 70 or # 71.

Alexandrinsky theater

Most often, they go to drama performances here. And not even all Petersburgers know that ballet is also staged in Alexandrinsky 😉

Ticket prices: the cost of tickets for ordinary performances is from 400 rubles to 8000 rubles; ballet - from 900 rubles to 15,000 rubles.

Subway station: Gostiny Dvor.


Bolshoi Drama Theater. Tovstonogov. They do not go here to the performance, but to the actors!

Ticket prices: depend on the cast. The cost of a performance with the participation of Alisa Freindlich or Oleg Basilashvili is 3000-6000 rubles, other productions - 500-1500 rubles.

Subway station: the nearest stations are Zvenigorodskaya / Pushkinskaya, Spasskaya / Sennaya / Sadovaya. From the metro, the easiest way to get to the theater is on foot.

Let's move on to the next block.


The sights of St. Petersburg are not only architectural monuments and other monumental things. In the nearest suburbs of St. Petersburg (and in the center) there are many places where you can go for a walk. Palace parks, squares, gardens and orchards.


Peterhof view

Peterhof is a huge complex consisting of several parks. The most famous of them are Upper, Lower (with fountains) and Alexandria. If you don't spare your legs, you can get around everything in 1 day.

They say that the best time to go to the famous fountains is in the summer. But, you know, we were in the fall - and did not regret it, golden leaves complement the golden luxury of the fountains. Although the second time I would not return to Peterhof. A typical tourist already has where to go around kilometers in St. Petersburg, but here you cross out the whole day, or even the next one - from fatigue.

Information for lovers of exhibitions and all kinds of exhibits: Peterhof also has museums that are definitely worth seeing. I would recommend the Grand Cascade Grottoes, the Bath Building and the Museum of the Fountain Business. The Great Peterhof Palace - at your discretion, like all the other Monplaisirs with Hermitages (local) - they take a lot of time, it is better to take a walk.

Ticket prices:

  • The Upper Park is closed for restoration until 2024. In the Lower Park and Alexandria from mid-October to the end of April, you can walk for free.
  • In summer, admission to the Lower Park for citizens of the Russian Federation: adult ticket - 450 rubles, preferential (students, pensioners) - 250 rubles, children under 16 years old - free.
  • The Great Peterhof Palace - 400 rubles for citizens of the Russian Federation, free for everyone under 16 years old.

How to get there:

- Most effective on Meteora (hovercraft). Such ships run in summer every day from the Palace and Admiralteyskaya embankments to Peterhof itself (an adult one-way ticket from 750 rubles, children up to 12 years old - from 450 rubles).

If you arrive in Peterhof by water, be careful: you will not be able to see the Upper Park and the city of Peterhof itself with a round-trip ticket to Meteor. As soon as you go to the Upper Park, the ticket becomes invalid.

- Another option - from the metro stations "Baltiyskaya", "Avtovo", "Leninsky Prospekt", "Kirovsky Zavod" and "Prospect Veterans" there are buses and minibuses with large signs "Fountains".

- Another way (the most budgetary) is the train from the Baltiysky railway station (metro station "Baltiyskaya"). Destination station "New Peterhof". The cost is 60 rubles. And then on foot (about 3 km) or by city bus # 350, # 356 (50 rubles).

Working hours: entrance to the parks daily - 9.00-18.00 (Alexandria until 20.00). The fountains are open in summer from 10.00 to 19.00, and from October 19 to April they are closed.



It is also Tsarskoe Selo, the closest suburb of St. Petersburg with a rich history. Here, the parks are also all right: Ekaterininsky, Aleksandrovsky, Babolovsky ... The latter is a semi-abandoned forest park, so I will just limit myself to mentioning it.

Ticket prices:

  • Ekaterininsky Park (from April to October) - 150 rubles for adults, students over 16 years old - 80 rubles, up to 16 years old - free.
  • Pushkin Parks is the case when, choosing between paid and free, I will recommend the first option. Although Aleksandrovsky Park is also good.

How to get there:

- By minibus from the Moskovskaya and Kupchino metro stations. All buses are marked with signs "Palaces, Parks" or "Pushkin, Tsarskoe Selo".

- You can get from Vitebsky railway station to Pushkin by train, destination station "Tsarskoe Selo". Tickets - from 47 rubles. You can walk from the station to palaces and parks. The city itself is worth seeing.

- Or as part of a tour of three residences (Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk and Gatchina).

Working hours: Catherine Park - 7.00-23.00 (summer), 7.00-21.00 (winter). Aleksandrovsky is open around the clock. Currently, it is being ennobled, park buildings and monuments are being restored. After all the work, it is planned to make the entrance paid and limit the time of visiting

Summer garden

One of the main attractions of St. Petersburg, located in the very center of the city, you don't need to go anywhere (which in itself can be a big plus;)).

It is good to go to the Summer Garden between races on other attractions: you can relax in the shade on the benches, and at the same time you will not stop admiring the historical beauties, statues and fountains.

The entrance is free.

How to get there: the nearest metro station "Gostiny Dvor", from the stations "Nevsky Prospekt" and "Chernyshevskaya" you can walk to the garden in 15-20 minutes.

Working hours: summer period (May 1-September 30) - 10.00-22.00; winter (October 1-March 31) - 10.00-20.00. The day off is Tuesday.

Elagin island


You have no idea how much on Elagin Island - or, officially, in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure. Kirov - beautiful in autumn! When all the greens are colored bronze. In fact, this is one huge park with rare patches of museums and slightly more frequent cafes.

On the island, you can catch moments of silence, and therefore in autumn it is pleasant to rustle the foliage underfoot here. But in winter there is no calmness - a large public skating rink opens here (admission is free, and skates rental is 300 rubles), a compact artificial skating rink, and Finnish sledges and skis are available for rent.

Ticket prices:

  • Free on weekdays, on weekends and state. holidays - 100 rubles for adults, for students - 30 rubles.

Metro stations: "Krestovsky Island" or "Staraya Derevnya", and then walk across the bridge.

Working hours: every day from 6.00 to 22.00.


The once small Finnish town of Terijoki is now part of the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg. There are no large royal palaces or parks, but Zelenogorsk is filled with cute urban sculptures (for example, the knitting monument "Grandma's chair") and has its own beach on the Gulf of Finland.

You can get to the bay through the Zelenogorsk Park of Culture and Rest. At the same time, you can walk in the park and ride on the rides.

How to get there:

- Minibuses go to Zelenogorsk every day from the metro stations Ploshchad Lenina and Staraya Derevnya.

- From the station "Chernaya Rechka" you can take a direct bus number 211 (150 rubles).

- The train to Zelenogorsk runs from Finland Station (121 rubles).

In large parks, you can walk with a guided tour or on your own. I like the latter option more. The most beautiful time of the year for such walking trips is golden autumn, i.e. end of September — beginning of October (in September you can still catch it before the closing of the Peterhof fountains). The most economical - from late October to early April, during this period, admission is free. But Zelenogorsk is good at any time, even in winter!


If you came to St. Petersburg, for example, with your teenage son and do not know where to go because he doesn’t like anything (as it should be at this age), feel free to use the following selection. These sights of St. Petersburg will appeal to all, without exception, men from 9 to 99 years old. Verified by personal experience;)


The city of military glory, saturated with sea romance to the last stone.

The main purpose of the trip to Kronstadt is the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral on Anchor Square. A unique and very beautiful temple, whose sparkling dome can be seen even from the shores of the bay in good weather.

I would also advise you to visit the forts of Kronstadt. This can be done both independently (drive to Fort Constantine), and with a guided tour (for example, Totleben can only be reached by water).

In addition, there are many more interesting places, museums and historical sites in the city. As an option for traveling to St. Petersburg - the first day you can devote to getting to know St. Petersburg himself, and on the second day you can go around, go around, climb Kronstadt.

Ticket prices:

How to get there: fixed-route taxis from the metro stations "Chernaya Rechka" and "Prospect Enlightenment"; bus number 101 from the metro station "Staraya Derevnya".

Cruiser Aurora"

Cruiser Aurora

Probably the most famous ship in our country. Now it is a museum that will be interesting for both adults and children. Beware: here tourists are caught by Peter the First and Catherine the Second and persuaded to take paid photos.

Ticket prices:

  • For citizens of the Russian Federation - 400 rubles for an adult, 200 rubles for a schoolchild, student or pensioner, children under 7 years old are free.
  • Free admission for children under 18 and students on the first Sunday of every month.

Subway station: "Gorkovskaya"

Working hours: Wed-Sun from 11.00 to 18.00, days off - Monday and Tuesday.

Artillery museum

Artillery museum

The museum is the same age as Petersburg. Its original version was created by Tsar Peter I himself back in 1703. Boys and their dads hang out here on the way to the museum. In the courtyard there is a collection of military equipment: tanks, self-propelled guns, and so on, which I do not understand at all ... And you can climb practically all this wealth!

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - 400 rubles, children under 18 and students - 200 rubles.
  • Free access is allowed for children under 7 years old; for schoolchildren - the third Thursday of each month; all - 23.02, 9.05, 18.05.

Metro station: "Gorkovskaya".

Working hours: 11.00-18.00, closed on Monday, Tuesday and the last Thursday of each month.

Naval museum

From all sides, this museum is "one of ...": one of the largest in the world on this subject, one of the oldest in the city. At least for that, he is worth your attention.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - 400 rubles, students, schoolchildren and pensioners - 200 rubles.
  • Free access is provided for children under 7 years old; for all - on the same dates as the Cruiser Aurora (above).

Subway station: "Admiralteyskaya" + trolleybuses # 5 and # 22 (to the stop "Kryukov Canal Embankment"); Sennaya / Sadovaya / Spasskaya + minibuses to the Ploshchad Truda stop.

Working hours: 10.00-18.00, day off - Tuesday.


This is the most subjective selection of all ... Here I have collected places where you can go in St. Petersburg to feel like a local. All you need is to grab a guidebook, a city map, put on comfortable shoes and go to conquer St. Petersburg.

Small museums of St. Petersburg

There are hundreds of them in the city, most of them are not even known to my friends. But that doesn't make them less interesting.

  • Yandex Museum - small, but interactive: there you can PHOTOGRAPH AND TOUCH everything.
  • And here, in addition to endless merch (T-shirts, sweatshirts and stickers with the Yandex logo), there is something to touch. For example, an Apple computer from 2002 - how beautiful and thin it is! In contrast, I recall a massive computer box that I had just twenty years ago. You can poke a real baby Blackberry, play Pacman and much more. I highly recommend it! Cost: FREE, but I bet that you can't resist and at least take a popsocket from Yandex out of there :)

  • Anna Akhmatova Museum - already an arched transition to it is impressive, all the walls are covered with poems of yet unrecognized poets.
  • Ticket price: 300 rubles.

  • Coffee Museum (the first and so far the only one in Russia, for a minute).
  • The ticket price with a guided tour is 350 rubles, with a tasting and a guided tour - 1000 rubles.

  • In the club-museum "Boiler room Kamchatka" you will understand that Choi is really alive! As well as his songs.
  • Admission is free, tickets are purchased only for evening concerts. Ticket prices: adults - 450 rubles, children - 350 rubles.

  • Subscription Editions - like the Hogwarts library in St. Petersburg. Yes, not a museum, but a private bookstore - but it drives you crazy with its fabulousness, glossy covers, the smell of printing ink and cinnamon rolls (there is also a coffee shop) and tall shelves, the tops of which can only be reached by stairs. Very Petersburg-style, come at least for a postcard!
  • Admission is free, of course.

Boat trip along the Neva, rivers and canals

White nights in St. Petersburg

To visit a city on the Neva and not ride along it is nonsense. Tourist boats cut the waters of rivers and canals from April to November, until navigation closes and the ice rises.

The berths are located along all the embankments, you won't have to look for a long time. The price of the issue is different everywhere, it will depend on the size of the vessel, time of day (and time of year) and the route of the trip. If you are lazy to walk by yourself, ask and compare on the spot - just book a boat trip online, the cost is the same, within 650-700 rubles per person.

And the most romantic option is to ride along the Neva on a white night under the bridges!

Nevsky Prospect

Singer House on Nevsky Prospect

It is imperative to walk along Nevsky Prospekt (from the Moscow railway station to the Admiralty)! Stand on the Anichkov Bridge, turn into the pedestrian Malaya Sadovaya Street and look for sculptures of Elisha the cat and Vasilisa the cat, go to the House of Books and buy funny St. Petersburg postcards with smelt ...

Jazz Philharmonic

Petersburg Jazz Hall is a great option to spend a sincere evening. Both beginner jazzmen and eminent musicians play here.

Ticket prices: the average cost is 1000-1400 rubles (depending on the performers and the place in the hall).

Subway station: Zvenigorodskaya / Pushkinskaya.

Working hours: will depend on the timing of the concert or other event.

New Holland

An island-museum with a historical past, now it is a modern cultural space or an island without cars.

I'll start with something interesting: in winter, the city's most Instagrammed skating rink opens in New Holland (from 190 rubles for entry + skate rental for 390 rubles). Here he is in the photo. It is not easy to get there, the skiing time is divided into one hour sessions, and dealers are also operating. In the summer in Holland, they organize insta-picnics, read books on a blanket or catch the romance of the lights along the pond in the evenings.

The main location of the island is the so-called Bottle. The former prison building, round in shape with a courtyard in the middle, where instead of dungeons there are now cafes, shops and lecture halls. Despite the primitive - for some - activities from the second paragraph, you can hang out here all day: study exhibitions and installations, playgrounds for different ages, street food kiosks and restaurants. A museum, a branch of the Moscow Garage, is to appear soon.

The entrance is free.

Get there You can take trolleybus # 5 or # 22 from the Admiralteyskaya metro station (Ploshchad Truda stop).

Working hours: entrance to the island is daily, Monday-Thursday 9.00-22.00, Friday-Sunday 9.00-23.00.

St. Anne's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Annenkirche is a burned-out church. She inspires, delights and terrifies at the same time. The fire broke out in the early 2000s, but the restoration did not take place (although in the plans). Be sure to have time to see it in its current form!

Note: in the basement there is a museum of the history of Lutheranism in Russia, on the second floor there is a cafe.

The entrance is free.

Subway station: "Chernyshevskaya".

Working hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10.00-22.00, Thursday-Sunday 10.00-16.00, closed on Monday.

Sevkabel port

Cool place on Vasilievsky Island with views of the Gulf of Finland and the cable-stayed bridge. In summer it is great to see off the sunsets with a cardboard cup of coffee (or with your own mug, an eco-activist), and in winter - to skate on the ice rink, which is attractively called the Skating Rink by the Sea, and is not cheap for tourists: from 250 rubles per hour session + 350 rubles for rent.

Sevkabel is my favorite example, when an industrial zone (and earlier there was a cable plant) is being turned into an urban space in a loft style. They preserve the factory buildings made of dark red bricks, concrete, pipes and add elements of modernity: a comfortable embankment with wooden flooring, coffee shops and bars, cool objects like a large power generator. And how many exhibitions and events are held here ... everything is in the poster on the site!

The entrance is free.

How to get there: free bus # 1879 from the Primorskaya metro station.

Working hours: round the clock, establishments open from 10.00.

Greenhouse of the Tauride Garden

A kingdom of monsters, palms, cacti and thousands of pots and tubs. If these words do not cause awe in you, then perhaps you can pass by. But I highly recommend it to all growers and flower enthusiasts.

How else to lure you ... oh, here is growing an avocado from a bone (I bet you tried at home, but did not work?)! In general, the greenhouse is small. It is so pleasant to dive here in winter, from a bitter frost - which happens in St. Petersburg - to 30-degree humidity and the smell of raindrops on the grass. On the second floor, you can have a filter or cappuccino with a view of all this green, juicy variety. And if you take coffee, the entrance to the greenhouse is free.

Cost: 80 rubles. Remember the coffee shop trick.

Subway station: "Chernyshevskaya".

Working hours: 11.00-21.00, closed on Monday.

Roofs of St. Petersburg

We took a rooftop tour in advance online here - we loved it!

Romantic, beautiful and a little extreme. It is for the latter quality that such entertainment in St. Petersburg was severely limited, and most excursions were banned. Only selected excursion agencies are allowed to drag tourists to the attics. But with this alignment, you will definitely get the best guide in your business!

Here is one of the most popular excursions (1400 reviews!): The center of St. Petersburg from the rooftop for 1100 rubles per person.

What to see in St. Petersburg in 3 days?

Now let's summarize. How to fit all of the above into 3 days?

Day 1: pedestrian acquaintance.

First option.

  • Start your journey from Vosstaniya Square (Moskovsky Railway Station) and take a walk on Nevsky Prospect .
  • On the way, go to Kazan Cathedral и Book House , take a short turn to Bolshaya Konyushennaya and have a coffee with donuts at the famous Puffy .
  • On reaching to Palace Square , turn left and go to St. Isaac's Cathedral (you can walk to the embankment and turn there, so you don't miss Bronze Horseman ).
  • Climb the colonnade or simply enter the Cathedral. Further, if you wish, you can walk to the Naval Museum and go to New Holland , where you already have a thorough lunch and rest.

Second option.

  • Go to the Peter and Paul Fortress .
  • Go to Cathedral и Tomb , listen to the shot of the Peter and Paul cannon, take pictures with the numerous hares of the Hare Island and the Shemyakinsky Peter.
  • Then you can go to the Artillery Museum .
  • And then move to the opposite bank of the Neva across the Troitsky Bridge and go for a walk to the Summer Garden .
  • After relaxing on the benches of the Garden, walk along the Champ de Mars and take a look in the Savior on Spilled Blood .
  • And in the evening you can take a ride on boats on the Neva and open bridges.

Day 2: museum and theater.

I won't write much here: choose one or two large museums. They can take a lot of time. Then have lunch in a good place (Khacho and Puri restaurants are just one of those, about which below), and for the evening of that day, buy a ticket to the theater, ballet or jazz concert.

Day 3: devote it to trips to the suburbs, excursions or fun with children.

Well, if you are NOT armed with encyclopedic knowledge about the city or friends who are eager to drive you around the locations all day, a tour will help you better understand St. Petersburg.

Now, in 2021, these are no longer dull walks with tired aunts broadcasting like a textbook, but really interesting activities with local residents. The variety of excursions has also "tightened up", look:

Once I gave my husband for our joint date a tour of an apartment in an apartment building in St. Petersburg, where all the things have been preserved from pre-revolutionary times! I highly recommend her.

Where to go in St. Petersburg? Cafes and bars

Having saturated your brain with spiritual food, it is worth taking care of the stomach. Moreover, there are so many cafes in St. Petersburg that it is time to write a separate article on the topic of gastronomic tourism.

Let's start with the hipster and trendy places:

  • Change - cafe for coffee and breakfasts all day, the menu is small and it is difficult to get lost in it (try cheese cakes, which are cottage cheese here in the form of sixteen balls, 350 rubles). The shift is often included in the selection of the "best" establishments in St. Petersburg.
  • Subzero - sushi, rolls, poke in a high restaurant style and at a reasonable price. For this quality of fish, taste and serving 500-700 rubles per serving - super. If you go in the afternoon, you can find a free table, but it is better to book for the evening.
  • Harvest - prepare an amount of 2000-3000 rubles for two, a desire to try VEGETABLES in super unusual variations and go to Harvest - for cabbage with truffles (I insist!), Ravioli with duck (there is also meat) and potato cheesecake ... everything is delicious here.
  • Bomu - a pretty ramen bar almost on Rubinstein's, if you haven't tried ramen - it's time to start, for the first time it's good here (350 rubles).
  • Orangery - a pleasant coffee shop on the second floor of the Tavrichesky Garden Orangery with views of all the wealth of this very Orangery. The cost of a cup of cappuccino: 200 rubles. Oh yes, here is another favorite place to visit in St. Petersburg - the Tauride Garden and, in particular, the Orangery!
  • Some more excellent coffee shops in St. Petersburg: - More Coffee on Marata Street (here you can sit with a laptop) and in Aleksandrovsky Park on Petrogradka (a coffee shop in the grotto!) - Penka in Ozerny Lane - Mad Espresso Team - Verle Garden on Petrogradka - The famous micro-coffee shop TChK on Petrogradka: not here sit, but almost legends are made about coffee
  • Loft Space Floors - creativity, youth, hipsters. There is a good and inexpensive food court on the ground floor and access to the roof (150 rubles per person) with views of St. Petersburg and Ligovsky Prospekt.

Bakeries - well, where can we go without them? More than coffee, only buns are prepared in St. Petersburg!

  • Bakeries Volchek - very cheap and delicious eclairs, shu cakes, honey cake, croissants and any pastries. They are located almost on every street, and you will notice them right away - they are proudly marked "Bakery No. ...".
  • Boucher - primordially St. Petersburg scrap for bread and confectioners with rolls. The showcase is constantly renewed, but one thing remains unchanged: monograms and croissants. After 21:00 15-20% discount on all baked goods, use it.
  • Donuts on Bolshaya Konyushennaya, 25 Is a true urban legend, the lush one has existed in the same place since 1958. All the same donuts in oiled paper, a coffee drink from a huge aluminum tank and the Bear in the North candy. And it's incredibly delicious!

And now the establishments that I recommend to my friends who wandered into St. Petersburg with children or relatives:

  • Eurasia и Tokyo-City - restaurants of both chains can be found in any area of ​​the city. It is delicious everywhere, and prices are quite affordable, there is a children's menu and business lunches from 250 rubles. And there, and there, there are always promotions, discounts, offers of the day and the like ...
  • Eurasia is primarily Japanese and Uzbek cuisine. Tokyo-City - a large selection of sushi and rolls, as well as European cuisine.

  • Khacho and Puri - a restaurant of Georgian cuisine, if you want to arrange a romantic, belly party or just have a nice evening. Wah! I already envy those who come there;) The average price tag per person is 700-800 rubles.
  • Marcellis - for parents traveling with children. First, all children love pasta (read pasta). Secondly, cooking shows and master classes for small ones are regularly held there.
  • Italiani - helps out if an attack of hunger caught you in the middle of Nevsky Prospect. Pasta (300-500 rubles), a large pizza (460-600 rubles) and an unexpected chicken noodle soup (210 rubles).

Small bonus

And if you leave a comment on this article, I will email you the name of a cool Israeli cuisine establishment - it is right for Tel Aviv. Mind-blowing falafel, shakshuka, and a fun bar in the evenings. There is always a full landing, so I will leave this place just for you, attentive reader 🙂

Where to go with your child?

If the conversation about traveling with children has gone above, I will tell you where to go with a child in St. Petersburg. These will be mostly standard places like water parks, attractions, etc.

But! In fact, classic sights can also be made fun for children. It's not all the same to wander around zoos with them, giving up on adult interests. Here's what St. Petersburg has to offer for families:

  • Oceanarium - while the only oceanarium in St. Petersburg will be of interest to children and adults of all ages. Every day there are events for visitors: demonstration feeding of local fauna, shows with sharks and seals.
  • Ticket prices: from September to May: adults - 750 rubles, schoolchildren and students - 550 rubles, children 5-6 years old - 300 rubles, for children under 4 years old - free. From June to August: adults - 800 rubles, schoolchildren and students - 600 rubles.

    It is best to plan your trip to the aquarium so as to get to some kind of show or feeding (you do not need to pay for them separately). The diet of marine life is detailed on the website.

  • Planetarium No. 1 - the largest in the world, it is definitely worth going! The planetarium programs are designed for visitors of different ages, themed films are played on the dome in repeat mode all day, there is no need to schedule your visit at a specific time.
  • Ticket prices: adults - 450 rubles on weekdays, 550 rubles on weekends; children over 3 years old, schoolchildren, students - 400 rubles.

  • Waterpark "Piterland" - water activities overlooking the Gulf of Finland.
  • Ticket prices: over 13 years old for 5 hours - 1500 rubles. Children (5-13 years old): 750 rubles. Children under 5 years old: free. During school holidays, tickets are sold at weekend prices.

  • Amusement park "Divo-Ostrov" - well, where on vacation and without a swing-carousel? Moreover, according to numerous polls and ratings, our "Divo-Ostrov" is the best amusement park in the country.
  • Ticket prices: you can buy bracelets for the whole day: 2000 rubles.

Railway Museum
  • Railway Museum - a completely new (opened 2.5 years ago) interactive museum, where you can not only gaze, but also touch and climb inside. The kids will love it.
  • Ticket prices: adults - 300 rubles, schoolchildren, students - 100 rubles, children under 7 years old are free.

  • "Republic of cats" / "Republic of cats" - the people of St. Petersburg have a special attitude towards the mustachioed-striped people: they helped people during the blockade, and now they serve in the Hermitage. And those who have already reached the cat's pension are moving to permanent residence in their own Republic.
  • In fact, this is a cat-cafe, the first in Europe. It is also a cat museum and even a shelter where you can take a real Hermitage cat or his offspring. It has two branches.

    Ticket prices: “Republic of Cats” issue “visas for entering the republic”: primary visa - 300-400 rubles on weekdays and 500 rubles on weekends and holidays (children under 3 years old are free). In the "Republic of Cats" entrance for donations (the recommended size of a voluntary contribution is 300 rubles per hour). Entrance to cafes and souvenir shops both there and there is free of charge.

The best excursions in St. Petersburg


Cultural rest in St. Petersburg is harmoniously complemented by an excursion. Choose yours in advance - and you can not be afraid to miss something "most important" and interesting. Popular services for booking excursions:

  • Tripster - I really like the fact that now it focuses on individual excursions : just you, your family / company and a guide!
  • Sputnik8

Tours around the city are divided into group or individual, adults or children, by car or by bus, common and not so common. In general, there are a lot of them. Therefore, I made a table where I grouped everything and highlighted the most interesting and popular options.

The best excursions in St. Petersburg:

Our Tips

View of St. Petersburg

Tip # 1: walk more! Many attractions are located within walking distance from each other and from metro stations. Therefore, it is better to move between them on foot, rather than using public transport. First, get to know the city better. And secondly, save money on travel and, most importantly, time (since no one has canceled traffic jams in our city, even a dedicated lane does not really help).

Tip # 2: to travel by metro, purchase the Podorozhnik travel card. Design it like an electronic wallet. Thus, you will be able to decide for yourself how much to put on it for your trips (the fare with "Plantain" is lower). It also works in land-based municipal transport and in minibuses. In the latter, however, the full cost is removed.

Tip # 3: do not forget that in St. Petersburg there is a car-sharing service from Yandex.Drive. Download the app, enter the reftz5CP2 promo code and get a 50% discount on your first ride.

Price of a trip to St. Petersburg

Lookout St. Petersburg

Any travel budget (other than travel costs) consists of three main points:

  • residence;
  • food - if you have breakfast at home, have supper somewhere and catch up with rolls with specialty coffee, then 1,500-2,000 rubles a day for two;
  • excursions and sightseeing trips.

We have found out everything about bodily and spiritual food, you just have to choose the options you like. Let's deal with housing.

Where should you stay?

I am for complete independence! Therefore, on our trips, we always (well, or almost always) stay in rented apartments or apartments. There are quite a few of them for rent in St. Petersburg - look for them on Airbnb or Sutochno.ru.

Of course, you can stay at the hotel:

  • 4 * St. Petersburg - located opposite the cruiser "Aurora", on the very bank of the Neva.
  • Price for a double room: 10 500 rubles per night

  • 4 * AZIMUT is a family hotel near the city center, on the embankment of the Fontanka River.
  • Price for a double room: 8000 rubles per night

  • 2 * Friends is an extensive network of mini-hotels and hostels spread throughout the city to the delight of tourists. The most comfortable can be considered "Friends at the House of Books" (the very center of St. Petersburg, there is no "center"!) And "Friends on the Fontanka" (there are rooms in the apartments).
  • Price for a double room: 3500 rubles per night

You will find even more hotel options in our separate material - where to stay in St. Petersburg for a tourist?

Come to us in St. Petersburg in a good mood and you will see that it is beautiful at any time and in any weather. Despite its 50 shades of gray, which the locals have long learned to distinguish;)

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Where can you spend time interestingly and usefully, what is OPEN in St. Petersburg to see, and most importantly - for free or inexpensively? We have compiled a list of what happens where and when in St. Petersburg - a hundred places, and even more) In these places, something interesting always happens, completely or partially free of charge.

For our readers, we have compiled lists of places where it is never boring. You can plan your route for today, tomorrow, for any day or week in St. Petersburg. Read also our detailed selections: "Interesting places of St. Petersburg: hundreds of places to go" - where to go in St. Petersburg!

Where to go for free in St. Petersburg: today, tomorrow and on weekends

Where to go from 1 to 8 March 2021 - what is open in St. Petersburg: we collected information that is relevant for March 2021, which places are open, entertainment, offers, festive events by March 8.

Petersburg for the holidays 2021

OPEN! Museum of Records and Facts "Titicaca" ✪ An unusual site, a visit to which is equivalent to a trip around the world. Here are collected exhibits from all over the world, telling about the most amazing people and phenomena. A unique museum in the center of St. Petersburg - on Kazanskaya 7 , where viewers are encouraged to actively interact with the exhibits and try to break records from the Guinness Book!

The unusual TITIKAKA Museum is an excellent solution for both a first date and a family outing. And in honor of the holiday on February 14, the museum organizes a win-win lottery for all guests! INFO: +7 (812) 982-29-36 - When buying a ticket here ➡ http://titiqaqa.ru - enter the city promo code and get a 20% DISCOUNT

titicaca museum

WORKING! Equestrian club "Western Horse": horseback riding in St. Petersburg. Spend December and January out of town with your family: Individual horse rides from scratch (no experience needed); ROMANTIC WALKS on horseback for two

PROGRAM for parents with children, an express course for 1 day, PHOTOSETS, Pony group, MINI-ZOO and interactive with animals and even the export of horses anywhere in the city! Spend time out of town with your family - 5 minutes from the ring road: look at westernhorse.ru and in the VK group: https://vk.com/westernhorse .INFO by phone: 8 (812) 959-94-53 horseback riding

Women's Club "Your Time" ❣️ We reveal your personality. Live meetings in St. Petersburg with speakers and coaches! Spend your time profitably! March 2021 Schedule: March 3 Art Therapy: "Wheel of Balance" / Relationship Training March 11


OPEN! 🎨 Painting exhibition in the Kustanovich Gallery - free for all! New exhibition (0+) "Moments": n at the exhibition and sale several dozen paintings by the St. Petersburg master are presented. The famous series "City Rains", "Butterflies", sea, rural, urban landscapes, both completely new and works of past years, including from private collections. Complement the exhibition with the work of the St. Petersburg artist Natalia Savina.

  • (0+) and free! Address: ul. Big stable, house 11 (Capella's courtyards) Address: ul. Large stable, house 11 (Capella courtyards)
  • Website: dkust.com / VK vk.com/kustanovich_Dmitry - Info on all issues: +7 (911) 947-84-27 (WhatsApp, Viber)

Virtual Reality Festival Kod - Sevkabel Port - Only Until March 8, an interactive exhibition where more 40. Different helmets will open for you Virtual travel In different points of the world, management of sports car or fighter, access to space, the world of the future in the game Half-Life Alyx, Circus Circus Du Soleil and much more! All Listed in the description of the activity included in the price of 1 ticket!

KOD Virtual Reality Festival 2021

Secrets Sex Education Center, where girls and men can learn for the basic techniques of the psychology of love and methods of seduction. From 2021 Center launches free courses (not online !!)

Info: +7 (812) 509-62-20 ( 24 hours a day 24/7) - Call Peterzavtra! Free registration on:

  • Female "ideal mistress": https://clck.ru/sgsfv (MARCH : 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30)
  • Perfect lover (for men) https://clck.ru/sztph (3, March 17 and 31)
  • Brain and sex: Is there a relationship? https://clck.ru/sgshz.  (March 7 and 21)
  • Secrets Women's Health: https://clck.ru/sgshw.  (March 10 and 24)
  • Woman: I want to get on March 12
  • Secrets Successful woman: https://clck.ru/sgsfw 14th and 26 March
  • Sex toy: Instructions for use: March 15 at 19:00
  • A selection of all those trainings: https://vk.cc/axknhk

Secrets Sex Education Center

In the city center - in Nevsky Artist Alexey Sergienko Opened 2 interactive spaces 💝Creative workshop "Art Tir" and the Museum of Emotions!

  • If you want to make a gift or surprise, come to ART TIR : Here everyone can become an artist - Shoot from pistol in paints, pill Contrast combinations of colors, Split canvas on a pottery circle, Picture on the easel and the walls 😊 Record  art-tir.ru. And through VK vk.com/arttir_spb. And by phone + 7-969-205-11-05
  • In the museum of emotions ◈  Objects, Smells, Sounds - Everything creates an atmosphere for immersion in a different spectrum of emotions, states, and especially mood! You definitely did not try! Each zone is a certain emotion, and the corridor is a transition from one emotion to another 😊 Tickets: Museumofemotions.ru. And through VK vk.com/museumofemotions / Info +7 (812) 715-12-35

ART-TIR / Creative workshop on Nevsky

Children's club Mega launches a free drawing course "Around the World" . You are waiting 5Fascinating lessons about different parts of the world! During the journey, we study interesting drawing techniques: monotype, the hand-pattern method, drawing with a sponge, collage, as well as an academic painting. Saturday classes:

February 13 - Theme "Underwater World: Draw Medusa", Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71733020493?pwd=wnfiaddcsy9jzgthtwt4ywvzmtbtzz09. February 20th - Theme "Kalahari Desert: Draw Watermelon", ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79689276058?pwd=seizq0f2rlpjrexeug1ly04rdw41dz09


  • Just a few kilometers from St. Petersburg is the etonopark - the Nature Reserve of the Sgorovka. Here you can get an idea of ​​the culture of wooden construction not in the museum format, but in the conditions approximate to real. 🏛The ethnopark includes: Bell Tower, Savior Savior Savior, house-refectory with a Russian oven, Costina merchant house, a large household yard with a blacksmith and a carriage shed. Home Building Complex - Beautiful Wooden Temple. EVERYTHING IS FREE! The address of the estate is the Leningrad Region, Vsevolozhsky District, Nevsky Forest Park. How to get by bus - in the article

Free virtual excursions to the Russian Museum - the project was launched 2 years ago, there are many excursions! Classmates and the Russian Museum have launched virtual tours with audio guides by Ivan Urgant, Mikhail Boyarsky and Dolphin. The project presents 10 works from the museum's collection, each of which is accompanied by an audio guide voiced by Russian stars: Mikhail Boyarsky, Vyacheslav Butusov, Ivan Urgant, Dolphin and others.

You can see it on the website: rusmuseum.ok.ru

Free virtual excursions to the Russian Museum

Our selection of interesting quests in St. Petersburg.  Payment for the team: https://razoomgames.ru/ and vk.com/rgquest

Mind Games - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Quest

CLOSED! GorillaPark Active Recreation Park ◈ ALL ATTRACTIONS IN THE PRICE OF 1 TICKET! A unique amusement park that brings together all the coolest entertainment in one place - 22 areas of a climbing wall with a parabolic slide, trampolines , rope track length 165 meters, downhill at altitude ten meters, bungee, laser tag and much more! 8 (812) 677-72-05 /To buy a ticket: https://gorillapark.ru/tickets/

Graffiti with portraits of celebrities in St. Petersburg.  All hoodgraff graffiti in St. Petersburg

Graffiti street art by HoodGraff artists in St. Petersburg

Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great continues in 2020 the tradition of providing everyone with the opportunity to visit the museum and its branches free of charge. This year the museum and its branches (except for the Novorossiysk branch "The ship of military glory" Mikhail Kutuzov ") will be free to visit March 18, April 29, May 9, June 24, July 26, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25, December 23, 2020. In short: the last Wednesday of every month + on important holidays!

And ALL BRANCHES are: The cruiser "Aurora", the Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great, "Submarine D-2" Narodovolets ", Museum" The Road of Life "," Museum of the Baltic Fleet ", Kronstadt Fortress, Nikolsky Naval Cathedral, Historical and Memorial Hall A S. Popova, Artillery site. About them here: http://navalmuseum.ru/contact/ticket_price_filial

Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great

32 free museums of St. Petersburg

We will tell you about museums for every taste. Free admission to the listed ones is possible as always, and on specially designated days or for privileged categories of citizens. Keep the list on the wall so you don't forget to experience the culture of the city of museums.

I. Always free 1. Museum of the History of Photography Address: st. Professor Popov, 23 Opening hours: Tue-Sat. from 13:00 to 17:00

2. Museum of Civil Aviation Tel .: 704-15-20; + 7-911-126-79-79 Address: st. Pilotov, 38 (State University of Civil Aviation)

3. Petersburg Metro Museum Address: st. Odoevsky, 29 Working hours: Mon-Thu (10.00-16.00), Fri (10.00-14.00), break - 12.00-13.00.

4. Toksovo Bison Nursery Hours of operation: daily from 10:00 to 19: 00 Tel .: 959-89-47, +7 901 372-23-22 How to get there: Toksovo village, from the station to the bison - 5 km on foot or by minibus No. 491 Gagarin street.

5. Museum of the History of the Submarine Fleet Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 18:00 Saturday and Sunday - days off Address: Morskoy Lane, 3

6. Museum of the History of Brick Visiting by appointment Hours of operation: Mon, Wed, Thu: from 9:00 to 16:00 Tel .: 269-36-79 Address: Yuzhnoe shosse, 55

7. Historical and Archaeological Museum "Nyenskans" Visiting by appointment, 324-05-18 \ 315-55-47 Address: Angliyskaya emb., 6

8. Museum-apartment of Nabokov Opening hours: Thursday from 11:00 to 15:00. Address: st. Bolshaya Morskaya, 47.

9. Museum of the submarine forces of Russia. Marinesko Address: Kondratyevsky Prospect, 83 Working hours: 11.00 - 18.00 (Tue-Sun)

10. MicroXperts Museum of High Technologies Opening hours: round the clock. Address: 15 Kondratyevsky Prospect.

11. Mining Museum SPbGGI Free of charge by appointment for excursion service Address: 21 line V.O, 2 Working hours: 9:00 to 17:15 (Mon-Thu), 9:00 - 16:15 (Fri) Order excursions by phone: 8 (812) 328-80-35

12. Central Research Geological Prospecting Museum. Academician F.N. Chernysheva Address: Vasilyevsky Island, Sredny Prospekt, 74 Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (Mon-Fri)

13. Museum of Soil Science. Dokuchaev Tel .: 328-54-02 Working hours: Mon – Fri from 11:00 to 17:00 Address: Birzhevoy lane, 6

14. Museum of Railways of St. Petersburg State University. Address: Moskovsky Prospect, 9 Working hours: 12:00 - 14:00, 15:00 - 16:30 (Mon – Tue, Thu) (812) 407–46–51

15. Museum of the History of Brewing Pre-registration by phone 331-12-12 Address: st. Stepana Razin, 9 (territory of the brewery) Opening hours: 11.00 - 17.30 (Wed, Fri)

II. Open days and benefits:

16. State Hermitage Is free: The third Thursday of each month is the day of free admission to the museum for all categories of individual visitors (with free tickets).

Is free: children of preschool and school age, students of educational institutions, students (regardless of citizenship), pensioners - citizens of Russia Address: Palace Square, 2 Working hours: 10.30-18.00 (Thu-Sun, Tue), 10.30-21.00 (Wed)

- Museum of Entropology and Ethnography. Peter the Great (Kunstkamera) ... Third Thursday of the month from September to April. Universitetskaya emb., 3.

17. Russian Museum for free: full-time students of art higher educational institutions, students of art schools, large families, disabled groups 1 and 2 and others Engineering, 4Hours of operation: 10:00 - 18:00 (Wed, Fri-Mon), 13:00 - 21:00 (Thu)

18. Zoological Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences free of charge: the third Thursday of each month, except for school holidays constantly: preschoolers, large families, disabled groups I and II and others Address: Universitetskaya emb., 1 Opening hours: 11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Mon)

19. State Museum of the History of Religionfree: first Monday of the monthAddress: st. Pochtamtskaya, 14/5 Working hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Thu-Mon), 13:00 - 21:00 (Tue)

20. Central Naval Museum free of charge: last Wednesday of the monthAddress: Exchange Square, 4Hours: 11:00 - 18:00

21. Museum of Theater and Musical Art free of charge: schoolchildren under 18 have the right of free admission once a month - on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Address: Ostrovsky Square, 6

22. Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic free of charge: third Thursday of the month Address: Marata street, 24a Hours of operation: 10.00 - 17.00

23. Museum at the joint-stock company "Lomonosov Porcelain Factory" free of charge: first Thursday of the month Address: Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue, 151 Opening hours on Thursday: 10.30 - 18.00

24. Suvorov Museum free of charge: children under 18 (1st Sunday of the month) Address: Kirochnaya street, 43 Working hours: from 10.00 to 18.00

25. Russian Ethnographic Museum free of charge: for children under 18 the first Thursday of each month Address: 4/1 Inzhenernaya street Working hours: from 10.30 to 17.00

26. Museum-apartment of A.S. Pushkin for free: annually on February 10 and June 6 the museum receives visitors free of charge Address: Moika River Embankment, 12 Working hours: 11:00 - 17:00 (Wed-Mon)

27. Peter and Paul Fortress free of charge: last Thursday of the monthAddress: Peter and Paul Fortress, 3 Working hours: 6:00 - 21:00

28. Icebreaker "Krasin" free of charge: first Wednesday of the month (except for organized groups) Address: nab. Lieutenant Schmidt, 23 Hours: 11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Sun)

29. Museum of Religion free of charge: first Monday of the monthAddress: Angliyskaya nab., 44 Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Thu-Mon), 13:00 - 21:00 (Tue)

30. G.R. Derzhavin and Russian literature of his time free of charge: children under 18 - every third Sunday of the month (in March - the second Sunday) Address: nab. R. Fontanka. 118Hours of operation: 10:30 - 18:00 (Wed-Mon), 12:00 - 20:00 (Thu)

31. The Museum of Political History is free for everyone: May 9 - Victory Day; May 18 - International Museum Day; June 12 - Day of Russia; Second Sunday in October - Celebration of the birthday of the Museum of Political History of Russia. Free always for a person under 18 years old and some categories of citizens. For details, check the contacts of the museum. Address: st. Kuibysheva, 2-4 Hours of operation: 10:00 - 18:00 (Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun), 10:00 - 20:00 (Wed, Fri)

32. Museum of dolls free of charge: for children under 3 years old, museum employees, blockades, disabled children under 18 years old, disabled people of groups 1 and 2, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and other wars, large families (including both parents), inmates of orphanages and hospices In theory (it was earlier): on the last Monday of the month 50% discount - check with the museumAddress: st. Kamskaya, 8Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00

Free museums of St. Petersburg

Another selection of free museums with detailed descriptions

one. Coca-Cola Museum - Pulkovskoe shosse, 50, fixed-route taxi No. 39, buses No. 39E, 39.

Visitors are greeted by a kind of graffiti gallery against the backdrop of the city's main attractions. Further - the historical zone, which the designers stylized as Jacob's pharmacy - it was there that the first sales of the drink began. Also, guests can visit the ecozone, sit on soft poufs and find out how you can help the world around you. As a souvenir, visitors to the museum can take a picture with the torch of the games in Sochi-2014 or in a special photo zone, where a voluminous bottle of Coca-Cola is located. The most interesting thing is a rich collection of bottles, which can be used to trace the history of the company's development and the transformation of packaging. The showcase in the form of a Christmas caravan also displays rare exhibits, some of which were purchased abroad, and quite a large number were collected by the employees themselves for 20 years.

2. Museum of Lanterns - Odessa st., 1.

One of the few open-air museums in the city on the Neva. It works around the clock, seven days a week. Of course, there are not so many exhibits here, but still there is something to see.

The museum on Odessa Street appeared in 1996. It was there that at one time the production of the first electric lighting devices was located, and the first electric lantern of master Lodygin, who lived nearby, was also installed. Visitors, in addition to lanterns of various designs, will be able to see the monument to the lamplighter, it is believed that he fulfills wishes: for this it is worth rubbing his boots, and wealth and prosperity will come to the house.

3. Museum of Civil Aviation - st. Pilotov, 38 (State University of Civil Aviation); tel .: 704-15-20; +7 (911) 126-79-79.

The museum is waiting for everyone who, since childhood, has dreamed of going up into the sky, flying a huge plane. The exposition will tell about the activities and development of the airlines "Transaero" and "Russia", as well as about Pulkovo airport and its employees. The museum is very popular. Guests are accepted here only by prior arrangement. The museum's operating season begins on September 1st.

4. Museum of the History of St. Petersburg Brick - 2nd Krasnoarmeyskaya St., 4.

The collection of the unique museum numbers about 400 samples of St. Petersburg wall ceramics, produced from the beginning of the founding of St. Petersburg to the end of the 19th century. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a miniature copy of a floor-standing brick kiln. It is possible to visit the museum only by appointment. Time: by appointment by phone: 575-94-54

5. Nabokov's apartment museum - Bolshaya Morskaya st., 47.

The museum was opened for the centenary of V.V. Nabokov and occupies the first floor of the house. The sightseeing tour tells the story of this building and the Nabokov family. Visitors can also see a collection of butterflies, collected by Nabokov himself, and family photos. - Fri: from 11:00 to 18:00, Sat: from 12:00 to 17:00, Sun, Mon: days off

6. Museum of Soil Science. Dokuchaeva - Birzhevoy lane, 6; tel .: 328-54-02.

The museum is more like a science center, which it is. All kinds of soils will appear to the attention of curious visitors, which will help to understand the history of the origin of the planet Earth. But do not immediately think that this is a boring museum, and among its exhibits there are only slices of the ground and models. There are many photographs, landscape painting and graphics, as well as sculpture. Time: Mon. - Fri: from 11:00 to 17:00 - by appointment only, Tue: from 10:00 to 17:00 - free admission for individual visitors, no excursion service

7. Mining Museum at the Mining University - 21st line VO, 2; registration by phone: 8 (812) 328-80-35

This is one of the oldest museums in Russia today is a complex, the total area of ​​which is about 3000 square meters. The history of the museum dates back to the reign of Catherine II. After all, it was by her order that a museum was opened at the Mining University. The exposition was divided into three thematic halls: "Geology", "Mineralogy" and "History of mining technology". Here are a variety of sparkling minerals and rocks, photographs and even fragments of a meteorite. You can visit this museum free of charge, but you must pre-register for the excursion service. - Thurs .: from 9:00 to 17:15, Fri: from 9:00 to 16:15

8. Zubrovnik - Leningrad region., Pos. Toksovo, from the station to the bison - 5 km on foot or by minibus number 491 along Gagarin Street; tel .: 959-89-47, +7 (901) 372-23-22.

There is a bison nursery on the territory of the reserve. This is a unique place where you can watch bison in their natural habitat. Here is one of the largest ostrich enclosures in the city. Ostriches live on the territory of the "Northern Slope" - a spacious recreation complex. There is a playground for children, there is a mini-zoo with kids, chickens, roosters and geese and, of course, ostriches. Bison are kept in a separate nursery. Some animals have lived in Toksovo for over 30 years. Visitors try to feed the bison. In nature, bison eat various plant foods: leaves, branches, bark, grass and fruits, and they gladly accept bread, vegetables and fruits from human hands.

9. Historical and Archaeological Museum "Nyenskans" - English Embankment, 6.

Museum visitors will travel through time and space and get acquainted with the prehistory of our beautiful city. Time: visit by appointment by phone: 324-05-18 or 315-55-47.

10. Museum of the History of Brewing - st. Stepan Razin, 9.

Petersburgers have been able to learn about the history and technologies of making a foamy drink completely free of charge since 1995. The guests are presented with an impressive collection of labels, bottles, household items, advertising posters and even a manual "How to brew beer at home." You can get to the museum with a guided tour, but you need to follow the schedule on the website.

11. Museum of High Technologies MicroXperts - Kondratyevsky pr., 15

A unique high-tech museum of its kind, where you can literally trace the entire history of the development of devices familiar to everyone, is located on Kondratyevsky Prospekt. The first models of cell phones, various game consoles - from Atari to ultra-modern consoles, calculators and many, many other entertaining devices entered the exposition of the round-the-clock Museum of High Technologies.

12. Museum "Old New Year" - Sadovaya st., 28-30.

The first museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to the theme of celebrating the New Year in Russia. Here, Petersburgers can learn (and some even remember) what life was like in Soviet times and what could be found in the apartment of almost every Leningrader. Ten thousand unique exhibits - Soviet toys, postcards and newspapers - have been collected in the new Old New Year Museum. New Year's editions of the magazines "Begemot", "Ogonyok" and "Krokodil", carnival masks of the post-war period, as well as statuettes of the main winter wizard, Santa Claus, in different variations and materials were presented at the stands. : daily from 10:00 to 19:00

13. Museum of the History of the Submarine Fleet - Morskoy Lane, 3; Tel. +7 (812) 251-05-96.

Here you can get acquainted with the history of submarine shipbuilding and remember the exploits of military sailors. The exposition includes models of diesel and nuclear submarines, photographs and other equally interesting exhibits. The museum accepts guests by appointment only. Time: Mon. - Fri: from 10:00 to 18:00 (visit only by prior arrangement)

14. Central Research Geological Prospecting Museum. Academician F.N. Chernysheva - Sredny Ave V.O., 74.

The museum is considered one of the largest natural history museums in the world. The collection contains about a million items that tell about the history and location of minerals throughout the country. Guests will be delighted with a rich paleontological collection. By the way, the museum's collection contains a unique mosaic map of the USSR, entirely made of colored stones. - Fri .: from 10:00 to 17:00

15. Museum of St. Petersburg State University of Railways - nab. Fontanka river, 115; tel .: 407–46–51.

Visitors to the museum can visit the office of the outstanding scientist Augustine Betancourt, see his desk and imagine how he worked on various inventions behind it. For this purpose, replicas and mock-ups stand here everywhere - from a steam dredger to other devices of that time. The exposition contains a model of an electrified railway, as well as all sorts of authentic items related to the history of the university, a collection of badges and medals "From Pig-Iron to BAM" and much, much more that cannot be described at once, because the collection has several thousand items. The museum website has a sample application for a visit. Time: Mon. - Tue: from 12:00 to 14:00, Thurs: from 15:00 to 16:30

Free and interesting places in St. Petersburg

1. BultHaup design gallery A group of studios and a multi-level exhibition space representing famous brands of world design.

- st. Bolshaya Konyushennaya, 2.

2. Art Center "Pushkinskaya 10" Some of the expositions are free, for the other part there is a symbolic fee of 50 rubles.

- st. Pushkinskaya, 10.

3. Loft project "Floors" 5 floors of exhibitions, galleries, lectures and all-possible creative actions. Admission is free to many events.

- Etc. Ligovsky, 74.

4. Peter and Paul Fortress The entrance to the fortress itself is free. In addition, from time to time, you can visit two main expositions of Petropavlovka for free: “The history of St. Petersburg – Petrograd. 1703-1918 "in the Commandant's House and" History of the Peter and Paul Fortress "in the Nevsky Curtain.

- Peter and Paul Fortress, 3.

5. Creative cluster "Artmuza". Space for self-expression and learning: organize exhibitions, festivals, workshops and concerts with free admission.

- V.O. 13 line, d. 70.

6. "Open workshops" based on the library "Ligovskaya". Free arts and crafts classes - fashion design, carpentry, book publishing, photography and more.

- Ligovsky prospect, 99.

7. Museum-monument "Sampsonievsky Cathedral". One of the oldest churches in St. Petersburg with iconostases - works of art that combine wonderful examples of architecture, sculpture and painting.

- Bolshoi Sampsonievsky prospect, 41.

8. Museum-apartment of Nabokov. The only house that belonged to the Nabokov family. Even 50 years after leaving Russia, the writer recalled him with sadness. Memorial items in his exposition were collected all over the world.

- Bolshaya Morskaya st., 47.

9. Art Center "Borey". The center has been operating for over 20 years, holds exhibitions and art events, literary evenings, philosophical readings, presentations of books and magazines.

- Etc. Liteiny, 58.

10. Courtyard of the Faculty of Philology of St. Petersburg State University. The park of modern sculpture, which has grown up around the poetic statue of Arsen Avetisyan "Thinking about the Little Prince". A passport is required to visit the courtyard.

- Universitetskaya emb., 11.

11. Geological Prospecting Museum. F.N. Chernysheva. The Geological Museum, which is compared to the Hermitage in terms of the uniqueness and richness of the exposition.

- Etc. Average, d. 74.

12. Museum of Railways of St. Petersburg State University. How it was possible to raise the Alexander Column in 1 hour and 45 minutes, you can learn about engineering tricks and the formation of engineering science in Russia in the museum at the University.

- Nab. Fontanka river, 115.

13. Joint Museum of the Academy of Civil Aviation and State Unitary Enterprise Pulkovo. Professional exposition of the air power of Russia: from the first aeronautical vehicles to regular flights of the St. Petersburg Pulkovo around the world.

- st. Pilotov, 38.


- Hermitage Museum. Until 5 pm The third Thursday of each month is the day of free admission to the museum for all categories of individual visitors (with free tickets).

Is free: children of preschool and school age, students of educational institutions, students (regardless of citizenship), pensioners - citizens of Russia.

- Central Naval Museum. Last Wednesday. Birzhevaya pl., 4. from 11.00 to 18.00

- Museum of Theater and Music Arts. Students under 18 have

the right to enter free of charge once a month - on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Ostrovsky square, 6

- Museum of Religion. First Monday

- Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic. Third Thursday. from 10.00 to 17.00. st. Marata, d 24a

- Museum at the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory Joint Stock Company. First Thursday of the month. Obukhovskoy Oborony Ave., 151, Opening hours on Thu: 10.30 - 18.00

- Suvorov Museum. Children under 18 (1st Sunday of the month). st. Kirochnaya, 43.from 10.00 to 18.00

- Russian Ethnographic Museum. For children under 18, the first Thursday of every month

st. Engineering, 4/1 from 10.30 to 17.00

- Museum-apartment of A.S. Pushkin. Every year on February 10 and June 6 the museum

accepts visitors free of charge. emb. Moika river, 12 from 10.30 to 18.00

- Museum of G.R.Derzhavin and Russian literature of his time. Free for children

under 18 - every third Sunday of the month (in March - the second

Sunday). emb. Fontanka River, 118. from 10.30 to 18.00

- Peter and Paul Fortress - last Thursday of the month.

- Icebreaker "Krasin" - the first Wednesday of the month (except for organized groups)

- Zoological - third Thursday of the month

LIVEHACK: How to visit the museums of St. Petersburg for free?

St. Petersburg is a city of museums. But few people know that it is possible to join their beauty and knowledge without harm to the wallet. The main thing is to know the correct dates.

1. Hermitage.

It is simply impossible to imagine the Northern capital without this large cultural center. This is where tourists usually go first. Petersburgers themselves, for the most part, do not visit the famous treasury so often. But in vain! Is free: The third Thursday of each month is the day of free admission to the museum for all categories of individual visitors (with free tickets). And the time for this is quite convenient: from 10:30 to 17:00.

Location: Pl. Dvortsovaya, 2.

2. Peter and Paul Fortress A visit to this museum complex will turn into a real adventure. The Peter and Paul Fortress is not at all like a traditional museum. It is here that many city mysteries lurk, which will take your breath away. Today the fortress is part of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, but every day, as in the old days, a signal cannon notifies the district that it is noon. Every third Thursday of the month, children under 18 can enter the museum for free.

Location: Peter and Paul Fortress, 3.

3. Naval Museum. The museum has existed for three centuries. All this time, its employees have been collecting important documents, items and materials related to the history of the Russian or foreign fleet. There are 13 thousand exhibits on the ship's equipment alone. The vault collection is one of the richest in the world. You can see all these masterpieces for free every last Wednesday of the month from 11:00 to 18:00.

Location: Pl. Labor, 5.

4. Museum of the History of Religion. A place where people of different faiths come together. Just think: the museum offers visitors about 30 types of excursions. Still, knowledge of almost all religions of the world is collected here. More than 200 exhibits are presented to the attention of the guests. On the first Monday of the month, admission is free for all visitors from 11:00 to 18:00.

Location: st. Pochtamtskaya, 14/5.

5. Ethnographic Museum. In this museum, the notion of “everyday life” is taken with the utmost seriousness and respect. True, cultural monuments of everyday life were erected here in honor of those people who lived and worked centuries ago. Our contemporaries can see how our ancestors existed, built houses, organized recreation, cooked dinner. These little things keep the amazing stories of entire nations, national flavor, traditions and culture. Children under 18 can see with their own eyes the exhibits of the Ethnographic Museum - free of charge every first Thursday of the month.

Location: st. Engineering, 4/1.

6. Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic. Children under 18 and students can feel like at least a hero of the cartoon "Ice Age" every third Thursday of the month. It should be added that this place is unique in its own way. After all, only here in Russia are the polar zones of the Earth represented. Initially, the museum was part of the All-Union Arctic Institute. But in 1937 its doors were opened for all curious visitors.

Location: st. Marata, 24a.

7. Museum of dolls. It is possible to admire the exhibits of this museum on a gratuitous basis for children under 3 years old, museum employees, blockade workers, disabled children under 18 years old, disabled groups 1 and 2, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and other wars, large families (including both parents), pupils of children homes and hospices.

Location: st. Kamskaya, 8.

8. Suvorov Museum. This museum was founded by order of Emperor Nicholas II in honor of perhaps the most famous Russian commander. Five halls are dedicated to the life of an amazing person who influenced the history of the country. The first Sunday of the month is the day when every visitor can get here for free.

Location: st. Kirochnaya, 43.

9. Museum of the submarine forces of Russia. A. Marinesco. But this place is always open for those wishing to learn about the history of the submarine fleet. This means that on any day of the museum's work, the townspeople can almost visit on board the submarine. The exposition is located in two halls. In one of them, you can find a real hatch from a nuclear submarine.

Location: Kondratyevsky prospect. d.83 / 1.

10. Zoological Museum. If the fauna attracts you, we advise you to satisfy your interest on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 to 18:00. Moreover, here you can find more than 30 thousand exhibits, including the most diverse representatives of the animal world. The museum has the richest scientific fund; it has its own laboratories and even biological stations.

Location: Nab. Universitetskaya, 1.

11. Icebreaker-museum "Krasin". The era of great discoveries is still alive in this museum. After all, the icebreaker operated until the end of the 20th century. Books and films have been dedicated to him. A true legend! In this museum, free admission is valid for large families - on the first Wednesday of each month. Also, on any day, children under 16 are allowed free of charge.

Location: Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, 23 line.

12. Central Museum of Soil Science. V.V. Dokuchaev. If you believe the heroine of the novel "Gone with the Wind" Scarlett O'Hara, there is nothing more important than the earth. And in this place they collected various types of soil from all over the world. In addition, it is here that you can get closer to unraveling the mysteries of the history of our planet. This museum is open for free admission on Tuesdays.

Location: Ave. Birzhevoy, 6.

13. Mining Museum of St. Petersburg State Mining University. Most museums have free admission on uncomfortable days. However, you can get here for free, perhaps on the most convenient day of the week - Saturday.

Location: Vasilievsky Island, 21 line, 2.

14. Museum-apartment of A.S. Pushkin on the Moika. The days when visitors can enter the famous museum for free do not happen every month. However, every year on February 10 and June 6, on important dates for the poet's fans, the doors are open to everyone - from 10:30 to 18:00.

Location: Nab. Moika river, 12.

15. Porcelain Museum. You can look at the unique collection and imagine how the meals of the august persons passed completely free of charge every first Thursday of the month.

Location: Ave. Obukhovsky Defense, 151.

16. Stroganov Palace. Children under 18 years old can visit this museum for free - on the 18th of every month. Similar bonuses are provided for university students, cadets, kindergarten students, as well as preferential categories of citizens: on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. On Thursdays, the doors for these groups of citizens are open from 13:00 to 21:00.

Location: Ave. Nevsky, 17.

And to other branches of the Russian Museum: Mikhailovsky Palace, Benois Wing Mikhailovsky castle Marble palace

17. House of Peter I. All those who are under 18 years old should visit this branch of the Russian Museum on the 18th of every month. In addition, students, cadets, preschoolers and beneficiaries can also use free admission on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Thursday from 13:00 to 21:00. Don't forget your ID!

Location: Nab. Petrovskaya emb., 6.

18. Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad. Children under 18 visit the monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad for free on every third Thursday of the month. Students, kindergarten children, cadets, military personnel and people who belong to other preferential categories can freely pass daily during opening hours (from 11:00 to 18:00). And on memorable dates for our country (January 27, February 23, May 9) everyone, without exception, can visit the Memorial Hall.

Location: Victory Square.

19. Museum-apartment of S.M. Kirov. This is a branch of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. Free admission is provided every third Thursday of the month for children under 18 years of age. Students, preschoolers, cadets, military personnel and other beneficiaries can enter the museum free of charge during opening hours.

Location: Kamennoostrovsky prospect, 26-28.

20. Rumyantsev's mansion. The mansion is a branch of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. For those under the age of 18, there is a benefit to come here every third Thursday of the month. For privileged categories of citizens, free admission is valid on all days of the museum.

Location: English Embankment. 44.

21. Museum-apartment of Alexander Blok. Children under 18 can visit the house of the legendary poet of the early 20th century for free every third Thursday of the month. During the opening hours and days of the museum-apartment, free admission is also valid for beneficiaries.

Location: st. Dekabristov, 57.

22. Matyushin's house. Free admission here also every third Thursday of the month is valid for children under 18 years of age. Beneficiaries during the opening hours of the museum complex are free of charge.

Location: st. Professor Popov, 10.

23. Museum of Printing. The third Thursday of the month is definitely a good day to visit this museum. Free admission for beneficiaries is valid on all working days.

Location: Nab. Moika river, 32.

24. Museum of Anna Akhmatova in the Fountain House. Free admission - the third Thursday of each month (persons under 18). Free admission for students, preschoolers, members of large families and other privileged categories is valid daily.

Location: Ave. Liteiny, 53.

25. Memorial Museum-Apartment of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. It is a branch of the Museum of Theater and Music Arts. As with many other museums, free admission applies to children under 18 every third Thursday of the month. For beneficiaries, free admission is available on any working day for this place.

Location: Prospect Zagorodny, 28.

26. Museum of Theater and Music Arts. For children under 18, free admission is open every third Thursday of the month, students of Russian universities and other preferential categories of citizens can enter free of charge every day during the museum's opening hours.

Location: Pl. Ostrovsky, 6.

27. House of Fyodor Chaliapin. Free admission to this museum is available to persons under 18 years of age - on the third Thursday of each month, for students of Russian universities and other preferential categories of citizens - every day during opening hours.

Location: 3rd Zachatyevsky Lane, 3.

28. Memorial museum-apartment of the Samoilov family of actors. Free admission is available for children under 18 years of age - every third Thursday of the month, for students of Russian universities and other preferential categories of citizens - every day during opening hours (from Thursday to Sunday - from 11:00 to 18:00, on Wednesday - from 13:00 to 20 : 00).

Location: st. Stremyannaya, 8.

29. State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO. Students, schoolchildren, retirees and beneficiaries can always enter this museum for free.

Location: st. Bolshaya Morskaya, 35.

30. Museum of Political History of Russia. Free admission: children under 18 years old - the third Saturday of each month, members of large families - the second Saturday of each month, cadets of the Suvorov and Nakhimov schools - every Monday. Every day during working hours (from Friday to Tuesday - from 10:00 to 18:00, Wednesday - from 10:00 to 20:00) - university students, pensioners, preschoolers and other privileged categories of citizens. Free admission to the museum for everyone: June 2 (Russia Day) and the second Sunday in October - on the museum's birthday.

Location: st. Kuibyshev, 2-4.

31. St. Petersburg State Museum-Institute of the Roerich Family. Every second Thursday of the month, children under 18 are admitted to the exhibition free of charge. Preschoolers, retirees, students and pupils of art educational institutions, disabled people, orphans and other citizens of privileged categories, free admission is open every day during opening hours.

Location: 18th line, 1.

32. Submarine D-2 "Narodovolets". This unusual museum can be visited by students, preschoolers, orphans, university students, disabled people, blockades and other beneficiaries during opening hours.

Place: V.O. Shkipersky channel, 10.

These museums of St. Petersburg can be visited free of charge all year round

- Coca-Cola Museum with free guided tours and tastings

The entrance is free. Registration for the excursion by phone: 8 (812) 363-10-00 The address: Pulkovskoe highway, 50 (Route taxi No. 39, buses No. 39E, No. 39)

- Historical and Archaeological Museum "Nienschanz" Address: Promenade des Anglais, 6

Phone: 324-05-18

- Museum of Railways of St. Petersburg State University. Address: Moskovsky prospect, 9

- Mining Museum Address: Vasilievsky island, 21 line, house 2 Free entry by prior request Phone: 8 (812) 328-80-35

- Museum of the history of brewing Address: st. Stepana Razin, 9 (territory of the brewery) Opening hours: Wednesday, Friday, 11.00 - 17.30 Admission is free. Pre-registration by phone: 331-12-12

- Metro Museum Address: Odoevskogo street, 29 Free admission for groups by appointment Phone: 301-98-33, 404-59-20

- Civil Aviation Museum Address: Pilotov Street, 38 Phone: 704-15-20

- Museum-apartment of Nabokov Address: Bolshaya Morskaya, 47 Phone: 315-47-13 <br/>

- Museum of the History of Photography Address: 23 Professor Popov Street (except for paid expositions) Phone: 346-18-50

- Bison nursery - a large enclosure with bison Address: Toksovo, Vsevolozhsky district of the Leningrad region, Zh. Toksovo Phone: 959 89 47, 8 901 372 23 22

- Museum of the history of perfumery Free attendance at various master classes and lectures. The schedule must be viewed on the museum website Phone: 7184344 Address: Progonnaya st., 1 (Northern Lights factory)

- Museum of Soil Science. Dokuchaeva Address: Birzhevoy lane, 6 Phone: 328-54-02

-. Brick History Museum Working hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9.00 to 16.00, only by prior arrangement Phone: 269-36-79 Address: JSC NPO Keramika, Yuzhnoe shosse, 55

- Museum of Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy Working hours: Monday-Friday from 10.00 to 17.00, only by prior arrangement Cost: free Phone: 431-9214 Address: Ushakovskaya nab., 17/1

- Museum of the submarine forces of Russia. A.I.Marinesco Working hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00 Cost: free Phone: 543-61-91 Address: Kondratyevsky prospect, 83/1

- Museum of the history of the submarine fleet Working hours: Monday-Friday from 10.00 to 18.00, only by prior arrangement Cost: free Phone: 251-9492, 251-0596, 251-1542 Address: Morskoy lane, 3

Please, check the working hours by the indicated phones.

- Museums that always work for free

Some cultural centers of St. Petersburg are ready to receive visitors free of charge on any day of the week:

1. Museum of the History of Photography. 2. Museum-monument of Sampsonievsky Cathedral. 3. Museum of the Academy of Civil Aviation. 4. Museum of Geology and Mineralogy. I.V. Belkov. 5. Art Center "Pushkinskaya 10" .6. Gallery "Mokhovaya, 18" .7. Nabokov Museum. 8. Museum of the Russian submarine forces. Marinesco. 9. Museum of Railways of St. Petersburg State University. 10. Geological Prospecting Museum (admission is free for single visitors) 11. Museum of Russian Life.

- The State Hermitage Museum is open for free on the third Thursday of each month until 17:00. Is free: The third Thursday of each month is the day of free admission to the museum for all categories of individual visitors (with free tickets).

Is free: children of preschool and school age, students of educational institutions, students (regardless of citizenship), pensioners - citizens of Russia.

- History museums

1. Cabinet of Curiosities (third Thursday of each month from 11:00 to 18:00) .2. Central Naval Museum of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (last Wednesday of the month from 11:00 to 18:00) 3. Museum of the History of Religion (first Monday of the month from 11:00 to 18:00) 4. Museum A.V. Suvorov (children under 18 on the first Sunday of the month from 10:00 to 18:00) 5. Peter and Paul Fortress (every third Thursday of the month for students and minors) 6. The Museum of Political History is free for everyone: May 9 - Victory Day; May 18 - International Museum Day; June 12 - Day of Russia; Second Sunday in October - Celebration of the birthday of the Museum of Political History of Russia. Free always for a person under 18 years old and some categories of citizens. For details, check the contacts of the museum. 7. Naval Museum - (last Wednesday of the month from 11:00 to 18:00) 8. House of Peter I - (on the 18th of each month, the museum can be visited for free by everyone who is not yet 18 years old) 9. State Memorial Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad (days when you can visit the museum for free - January 27, February 23 and May 9) 10. Museum-apartment of S.M. Kirov (every third Thursday of the month for children under 18) 11. Rumyantsev's mansion (minors can come for free every third Thursday of the month).

- Manors and reserve museums

Museum-estate of G.R. Derzhavin and A.S. Pushkin's work for free on their professional holiday - May 18. The first one works in the same mode on the second Sunday of March, and the second museum is free to enter on June 6th.

1. Anna Akhmatova Museum - every third Thursday of the month for children under 18 years old. 2. Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art - students under 18 years old pass free of charge on the third Thursday of the month ... 3. Museum-apartment of A.S. Pushkin - annually on February 10 and June 6 from 10:30 to 18: 00.4. Museum-apartment of N.A. Nekrasov - May 18 5. Alexander Blok Museum-Apartment - children under 18 can visit the museum for free every third Thursday of the month. Memorial Museum-Apartment N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov - for children under 18 every third Thursday of the month. 7. House of Fyodor Chaliapin - for children under 18, the third Thursday of each month.

- Natural science museums 1. Central Museum of Soil Science V.V. Dokuchaev - free admission on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 17:00. 2. The Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic is open to children under 18 every third Thursday of the month from 10:00 to 17:00. 3. Russian Ethnographic Museum - free admission for children under 18 on the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 17:00. 4. Zoological Museum - free admission on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 to 18: 00.5. Mining Museum - admission is free by prior arrangement.

- Others 1. Museum of the History of Brewing - admission is free by appointment 2. Bread Museum - the third Thursday of each month is free to enter. 3. Museum at the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory Joint Stock Company - free admission on the first Thursday of the month. 4. Museum of Printing - third Thursday of the month 5. Memorial museum-apartment of the Samoilov family of actors for children under 18 - every third Thursday of the month.

- Free admission to museums is valid for schoolchildren, students, members of large families and other categories of citizens with benefits.

The Hermitage and its Repositories in Staraya Derevnya; ROSPHOTO Gallery; Children's Historical Museum; Museum of Political History of Russia; Menshikov Palace; Icebreaker Krasin (for children under 16); Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad; Museum-apartment of S.M. Kirov; Submarine D-2 "Narodovolets"; St. Petersburg State Museum-Institute of the Roerich Family; Memorial Museum-Apartment of the Samoilov Family of Actors; House of Fyodor Shalyapin; Museum of Theater and Musical Art; Memorial Museum-Apartment of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov; Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House; Printing Museum; Matyushin House; Alexander Blok Museum-Apartment; Rumyantsev's Mansion.

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