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The most proportional street in Saint Petersburg

It was conceived by the architect Karl Rossi in the 1820s when re-planning the entire space around the Anichkov Palace estate. The creation of the architectural ensemble of this street began in 1828, when the corresponding project was approved by Emperor Nicholas I. The construction of houses and their external formation was monitored by the assistant to Russia, architect V. Glinka.

Houses No. 2-4 were intended for the Department of the inheritances of the Ministry of the Imperial Court. In houses No. 1-5 it was supposed to place the Department of military educational institutions. Just behind them, in the Vorontsov Palace, was the Page Corps subordinate to the department. But in the end, he was given to the Ministry of Education and Internal Affairs. In the ground floor of the buildings, Rossi designed open arcades for shops. In 1835, Nicholas I decided to transfer the ballet school here.

In the 1890s, Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Fokin, Agrippina Vaganova graduated from the school. In October 1923, the street received a new name - Architect Rossi Street. Since 1957, the ballet school became known as the A. Ya. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

Theater district

The excursion route will provide an opportunity for townsmen and guests of the Northern Capital to go on an exciting journey through the theater district. Its length is only 800 meters and it lasts for one hour. This trip promises to give a complete picture of the theatrical life of the Northern Capital.

1 h

Classical ballet is a castle of beauty...

The rout tells us about one of the most wonderful thing, which you can see in Saint Petersburg - about the most famous Russian ballet. Many admirers from around the world arrive in our city especially to visit Mariinsky or Mikhailovsky theatre. We invite you to go around streets of the city to see places, where people glorified Russian ballet all over the world were studying, working, living and have found the place of their eternal rest.

3 h

Rossi's Petersburg

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

2 h
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