Wandering Camera

The sights of Saint-Petersburg:
Palaces

(Translated by Svetlana Guzeeva)

 

The most famous palaces of Saint-Petersburg are represented here.

 

The Winter palace (Hermitage) 

It used to be a tsars' residence before revolution. After the revolution and at present - a huge museum (sculpture, canvases, art and crafts of different nations). It takes several days at the least to see everything. Hydrofoil vessel "Meteor" runs from the pier near the palace to Peterhof during the summer.

The palace was built in 1754-1762 according to F.B. Rastrelli project. 
Baroque style.

Address: 34, Dvortsovaya embankment
Nearest metro stations: Gostiny dvor and Gorkovskaya.
Website: http://www.hermitage.ru 

Location on the map: На карте 

The Mikhailovsky palace (The Russian museum)

It was erected for the grand prince Mikhail Pavlovich - the brother of the emperor Alexander the I. From the start XX century and at present it's a museum (canvases, sculpture). 

The palace was built in 1819-1825 according to K.I. Rossi project.
High classicism ("empire") style. 

Address: 4, Enginernaya street
Nearest metro station: Gostiny dvor
Website: http://www.rusmuseum.ru 

Location on the map: На карте  

The Summer palace of Peter the I

It was built for Peter the I, later members of the emperial family and court circle used to reside here. From 1934 and at present it's a museum devoted to the epoch of Peter the I. 

The palace was built in 1710-1714 according to J. Trezini project. 
Peter's baroque style. 

Address: Letny sad (the Summer garden)
Nearest metro stations: Gorkovskaya, Gostiny dvor, Chernyshevskaya

Location on the map: На карте

The Palace of Menshikov 

Constructed for the first governor-general of Saint-Petersburg and the associate of Peter the I - A.D. Menshikov. At present it's a museum (works of art and household items of the peter's time). 

Built in 1710-1716 according to D.Trezini, D.M. Fontana and I.G. Shedel project. 
Peter's baroque style. 

Address: 15, Universitetskaya embankment
Nearest metro station: Vasileostrovskaya

Location on the map: На карте

The Marble palace

Constructed on demand of Catherine the II for her favorite, the earl Grigory Orlov. Museum of V.I. Lenin has been situated here since 1937. From 1992 it's a subsidiary of the Russian museum (canvases, sculpture). 

The palace was built in 1768-1785 by A. Rinaldi. 
Early classicism style. 

Adrdess: 5/1, Milionnaya street
Nearest metro stations: Gorkovskaya, Gostiny dvor

Location on the map: На карте

The Tavrichesky palace

Erected for Catherine the II and then it was given to the earl G.A. Potyomkin-Tavrichesky. From 1906 until revolution it was occupied by Duma. After the revolution it's been occupied by the Council of worker's and soldier's deputies, higher party school worked here, conferences were held. At the present time it's the Inter-parliamentary assembly of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). 

Built in 1783-1789 by I.V. Starov. 
Classicism style. 

Address: 47, Shpalernaya street 
Nearest metro station: Chernyshevskaya.

Location on the map: На карте

The Anichkov palace 

Erected by instructions of the empress Elizabeth who presented it to her favorite, earl A.K. Razumovsky. From 1936 it's been the palace of Pioneers. At present - palace of the Art of the Young.

Built in 1741-1750 by M.G. Zemtsov and G.I. Dmitriev. Completed in 1754 by B.B. Rastrelli. 
In 1778-1779 it was rebuilt by I.E. Starov. 
Classicism style (redesigned out of baroque). 

Address: 39, Nevsky prospect
Nearest metro stations: Gostiny dvor, Mayakovskaya.

Location on the map: На карте

The Ethnography museum

Until 1934 it's been the ethnographical department of the Russian museum. Then - museum of ethnography of the nations of USSR. At present - museum of ethnography of nations of Russia. 

Built in 1900-1911 according to V.F. Svinyin project.
Neoclassicism style. 

Address: 4, Enginernaya street
Nearest metro station: Gostiny dvor.

Location on the map: На карте

The Mariinsky palace

Constructed for the older daughter of emperor Nikolay the I - Maria. Lensovet was situated here from 1945, at present it's a city Duma. 

Built in 1839-1844 according to A.I. Shtakenshneider project. 
Eclecticism style.

Address: 6, Isaakievskaya square
Nearest metro stations: Sadovaya, Gostiny dvor.
Website: http://www.assembly.spb.ru 
 

Location on the map: На карте

The Mikhailovsky (Engineers') castle

Erected for the emperor Paul the I (and here he was killed). From 1820 it's been the engineering school. And library after the revolution. At present - the subsidiary of the Russian museum (canvases, sculpture). 

Built in 1797-1801 by V. Brenna. 
Classicism and gothic style. 

Address: 2, Sadovaya street 
Nearest metro station: Gostiny dvor

Location on the map: На карте

The Stroganovsky palace

Erected for the earl A.S. Stroganov (dignitary, president of the Academy of Arts). After revolution it's been the subsidiary of the Hermitage.
Now it's the subsidiary of the Russian museum - museum of the wax figures, a shop. 

Built in 1752-1754 by F.B. Rastrelli.
Russian baroque style. 

Address: 17, Nevsky prospect
Nearest metro station: Gostiny dvor

Location on the map: На карте

The Yelagin palace

Erected for I.P. Yelagin (the grandee of the Catherine the II time). Before revolution it's been one of the summer residences of the imperial family. Art exhibitions were held here after the revolution. 

Built in 1818-1822 by K.I. Rossi. 
High classicism ("empire") style. 

Address: 4, Yelagin island 
Nearest metro stations: Krestovsky ostrov, Staraya Derevnya. 

Location on the map: На карте

The Palace of Sheremetievs (Fountain house) 

Built for the earl Sheremetiev. After the revolution it's been a museum, the house of interesting science. At present there is a museum to A.A. Akhmatova in the outbuilding behind the palace. 

Built in the XVIII century by S.I. Chevakinsky and F.S. Argunov. 
Baroque style. 

Address:34, Fontanka embankment 
Nearest metro stations: Ploschad Vosstaniya, Gostiny dvor.

Location on the map: На карте 

The Palace of Beloselskiye-Belozerskiye 

Constructed for the princes Beloselskiye-Belozerskiye. Since 1884 it belonged to the grand prince Sergei Alexandrovich.

Built in 1846-1848 according to architect A.I. Shtakenshneider project. 
Eclecticism style.

Address: 41, Nevsky prospect 
Nearest metro stations: Gostiny dvor and Mayakovskaya (Ploschad Vosstaniya)

Location on the map: На карте

The Yusupov palace

Constructed for the earl P.I. Shuvalov, later it became the property of the prince N.B. Yusupov. In 1916 G.E. Rasputin was killed in the palace. House of the teacher was situated here since 1925. At present there are excursions around the palace (it's beautiful and multifarious inside). 

Built in 1760s by J.B. Vallen-Delamot, rebuilt in 1830-1838 by L.A. Mikhailov. 
Classicism style. 

Address: 94, Moyka embankment
Nearest metro station: Sadovaya

Location on the map: На карте

The Palace of Razumovsky ( State pedagogic institute of A.I. Gertsen) 

Constructed for the Ukraine hetman, president of the Petersburg Academy of sciences K.G. Razumovsky. 

Built in 1762-1766 according to L.F. Kokorinov and J.B. Vallen-Delamot project. 
Classicism style. 

Address: 48, Moyka embankment 
Nearest metro station: Gostiny dvor

Location on the map: На карте

 

The Palace of Peter II

Constructed for the first governor-general of Saint-Petersburg and the associate of Peter the I - A.D. Menshikov and later rebuilt for Peter II.
At present it's a one of buildings of the St.Petersburg's State University. 

Built in 1710-1761 according to D.Trezini project. 
Peter's baroque style. 

Address: 11, Universitetskaya embankment
Nearest metro station: Vasileostrovskaya

Location on the map: На карте


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