Saint Michael's (Engineer's) Castle

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The largest architectural monument that closed the architectural history of the XVIII century

The Mikhailovsky Castle is the only Russian palace constructed in style of romantic classicism. It is the unique building, which involves a lot of stories and legends, often rather mystical. It amalgamates features of a medieval knight's castle and a European palace of XVIII century. Constructed for Paul I (1797 – 1801) upon the project of architects V. Bazhenov and V. Brenna, the Castle became the place of its owner’s mysterious death. That is why during the long time here, in the very heart of the imperial St. Petersburg, two windows of the emperor’s bedroom where his life came to a tragic end were thoroughly curtained during traditional festive illuminations of the city.

At the beginning of the XIX century the Castle, "a deserted monument of the tyrant, a palace consigned to oblivion", accepted in its walls  military men and cultural figures, and later it became the residence of the Engineering school, and magnificent interiors of the former imperial palace were reconstructed and adapted for its needs. During a long time the Castle was named Inzhenernyi, and this name was connected to the Engineering school.  Throughout the Soviet period the Castle was occupied by various military organizations.

And now the restored rooms of the Castle you can visit an interactive exposition "The Romanov Saga" and an open storage of XIX - the beginning of the XXI centuries sculpture, as well as the original marble sculpture of the Summer garden that is also stored here, and equally it is a place where temporary exhibitions are held.

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12 February 2020 - 10 May 2020

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.

"Bus tour & Hermitage"

Professional Russian-speaking guides. 3 fixed stops. You will enter the museum without any queue. Ends at the Hermitage

4 h

Mystical Petersburg

Petersburg is a modern city that can attract with its unique architecture and historical monuments. But it is also cloacked in the atmosphere of mistery.

3 h

Following the scenery of the «War and Peace»

The route will get you acknowledged with the places in Saint Petersburg that have become the scenery for War&Peace TV show by BBC

4 h

Emperor Alexandr I and his fellows in arms

This route will acquaint you with the era in the history of St. Petersburg connected with government of the emperor Alexander I

2 h

Fireworks on May 9 from Pushkin Memorial Apartment

Unforgettable festival fireworks on the Victory Day from the board of a comfortable single-deck motor ship.

City Cruise

The best solution for people travelling around the city! River and canal Hop-on Hop-off excursion with 5 stops next to the main sights and points of interest in the city. 24-hour ticket. Audio-guide in 7 languages.

Fireworks on May 9 from Anichkov Bridge and Lomonosov Bridge piers

Unforgettable festival fireworks on the Victory Day from the board of a comfortable single-deck motor ship.Departure from Lomonosov Bridge and Anichkov Bridge piers.

Romantic saxophone

Finished until navigation 2019. Romantic night walk on the ship accompanied by live saxophone music along the rivers and canals of the city with an exit to the Neva River to watch the show of drawbridges.

2 h

Northern Venice

• route along the rivers and canal

• Neva, Fontanka, Moika River, Winter groove

• professional guide

• classic boat trip

St. Petersburg: Drawbridge Night Cruise in Russian

Not just a boat trip, but a long cruise around the night Petersburg. For you will open stunning landscapes of 4 night channels, and most importantly - the drawing bridges. The route is accompanied by an audio tour.

Dostoevsky in Saint Petersburg

We will walk in sign places which still store memory of the great Russian writer F.M.Dostoyevsky

2 h

Rossi's Petersburg

Get acquainted with the heritage of the city's most outstanding architect

2 h
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