M.I. Glinka in Saint Petersburg

Excursion is devoted to the memorable places connected with life and works of the great Russian composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka 

  • points of interest 6 ,
  • museums 1 ,
  • squares 2
14 km, 57 m
Ott's House

Ott's House

St. Petersburg, nab. Fontanka river, 164
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Teatralnaya square

Teatralnaya square

St. Petersburg, Admiralteysky district, Teatral'naya ploschad'

Teatralnaya Square is one of the oldest squares in St. Petersburg.

It appeared just three decades after the founding of the city - in the 1730s. At the beginning of the XVIII century it was commonly called Brumbergskaya or Brumbergova square, by the name of the owner of the nearby Brumberg saw mills.

This square was formed during Catherine the Great's time with the construction of the Big (or Stone) Theatre. This theatre, which could hold up to 3,000 people, was the most significant theatrical construction in St. Petersburg at the time. In the evenings the Kolomna area attracted all of St. Petersburg elite. However, the Big Theatre suffered a sad fate: a huge fire in 1811 nearly destroyed it.

At the end of the XIX century a new building was erected in its place (Teatralnaya Sq., 3). It was intended for the St. Petersburg Conservatory, founded in 1862 at the initiative of the composer Anton Rubinstein.

This is the oldest Russian music academy which was attended by many famous musicians (Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Mravinsky, etc.). At the conservatory there is also a Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

There are two monuments to the great Russian composers Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov to be found on Teatralnaya Square.

1 km, 947 m
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House of Merz

House of Merz

St. Petersburg, Fonarny pereulok,3
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772 m
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Orlov-Davydov's House

Orlov-Davydov's House

St. Petersburg, Gorokhovaya ul., 5
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1 km, 165 m
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Ploshchad Iskusstv (Arts Square)

Ploshchad Iskusstv (Arts Square)

Saint Petersburg, Ploshchad Iskusstv

Arts Square as part of the historical center of St. Petersburg is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

The square is located in the Central District of St. Petersburg between E Inzhenernaya and Italyanskaya streets. The ensemble of the square, consisting of the buildings of the Mikhailovsky Palace (now it houses the State Russian Museum), the Mikhailovsky Theatere (the former Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after M.P. Musorgsky), the house of Golenishchev-Kutuzov, the Musical Comedy Theater, Russian Museum of Ethnography, the Great  Philharmonic Hallnamed after D. D. Shostakovich and the hotel "Europe",  which was created by the famous architect Carl Rossi in the first half of the XIX century. In the small park on the square in 1957, a monument to A.S. Pushkin was erected by the sculptor M.K. Anikushin and the architect V. A. Petrov.

The Art Square, rectangular in plan, was built up with buildings, the facades of which were designed by the architect K.I. Rossi in an ensemble with the Mikhailovsky Palace and Mikhailovsky Street

1 km, 821 m
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A house onTchekhova street, 7

A house onTchekhova street, 7

St. Petersburg, Tchekhova street, 7
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1 km, 399 m
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The Rimsky-Korsakov Museum

The Rimsky-Korsakov Museum

St. Petersburg, Zagorodny Pr.,28

At present this is the only composer's museum in St.Petersburg

It occupies a wing of the house 28 on Zagorodny Prospekt, where Rimsky–Korsakov had spent the last fifteen years of his life, from 1893 to 1908. It was here that he composed eleven of his fifteen operas, among them Sadko, The Fairy–Tale of Tzar Sultan, The Tzar's Bride, Kashchey, the Immortal, The Golden Rooster. After the composer's and his wife's death, for fifty years the apartment was shared by several families. Nevertheless, all private belongings, as well as the furniture, have been carefully preserved by the composer's heirs.

1 km, 831 m
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St. Petersburg, Zagorodny pr., 42
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303 m
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Masters of Arts Necropolis

Masters of Arts Necropolis

St. Petersburg, Ploshad Alexandra Nevskogo

It's located on the territory of one of the cemeteries of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Necropolis "Master of Arts" is located in the former Tikhvin Cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Its establishment refers to the end of the 1930s. In the necropolis preserved monuments of outstanding representatives of Russian culture and art of XIX-XX centuries.

Writers, writers, poets: E.A.Baratynskomu, P.A. Vyazemsky, N.I.Gnedich, I.F.Gorbunovu, A.A.Delvig, F.M.Dostoyevsky, V.A.Zhukovsky, A. E.Izmaylov, I.A. Krylov.

Composers: A.S.Arenskom, M.A.Balakirev, A.P.Borodin, D.S.Bortnyanskom, A.K.Glazunov, M.A.Glinka, M.P.Mussorgsky, N.A.Rimsky- Korsakov, P.I.Tchaikovsky.

Artists: F.A.Bruni, A.A.Ivanov, I.N.Kramskoy, A.I.Kuindzhi, B.M.Kustodiev, A.P.Ostroumova-Lebedeva, L.O.Premazzi, I.I.Shishkin.

4 km, 373 m
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