Guard Headquarters Building

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The building has created a complete ensemble of the square by balancing the Winter Palace and the General Staff Building

Guard Headquarters building is situated on Palace Square in St. Petersburg. Established in 1847 by architect A.Briullov, the elder brother of the great Russian artist Karl Briullov. The construction lasted till 1843. The building has never lost its military function - for a long time it housed the command of the Imperial Guard, and then Command of Petrograd Military District and Stuff of 6-th Air Forces Army.

During major city events the Guard Headquarters Building becomes a screen for colorful compositions, dedicated to the  upcoming celebration.

Walk along beautiful Millionnaya street, which originates from the Palace Square. The Atlantes of the Hermitage, the Navy archive building and the Marble Palace are within walking distance.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Palace Square, 4
  • Working time:
    Monday - Sunday: Free
    Closed for the general public
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