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
Kupets Ott House

Kupets Ott House

St. Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 164
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
Fonarny pereulok,3 (Merz House)

Fonarny pereulok,3 (Merz House)

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

Orlov-Davydov House

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

Ploshchad Iskusstv (Arts Square)

Saint Petersburg, Ploshchad Iskusstv

Arts Square of Saint Petersburg was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites

Arts Square is home to the Russian Museum, the Mikhaylovsky Theatre, the Large Concert Hall (Bolshoi Zal) of the St. Petersburg Philarmonic, the Pushkin monument.

It is located not far from the Church of the Savior on a Spilled Blood.

1 km, 821 m
A house onTchekhova street, 7

A house onTchekhova street, 7

St. Petersburg, Tchekhova street, 7
1 km, 399 m
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
Zagorodny prospect, 42

Zagorodny prospect, 42

St. Petersburg, Zagorodny prospect, 42
303 m
Masters of Arts Necropolis

Masters of Arts Necropolis

St. Petersburg, Alexandra Nevskogo square

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, PA Vyazemsky, N.I.Gnedich, I.F.Gorbunovu, A.A.Delvig, F.M. Dostoyevsky, V.A Zhukovsky, A. E.Izmaylov, Ivan Krylov. 

Composer: A.S.Arenskom, M.A.Balakirev, Borodin, D.S.Bortnyanskom, Glazunov, Mikhail Glinka, Mussorgsky, N.A.Rimsky- Korsakov, Tchaikovsky. 

4 km, 373 m