An outstanding monument of architecture in Art Nouveau style, designed by A.I. von Gauguin in 1904-1906.
Hostess of the mansion was a famous prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre Mathilda Kschessinskaya. F. Chaliapin, A. Pavlova and S. Diaghilev often visited her house. This house has a rich revolutionary history. Here, since April till July of 1917 was placed the Petrograd Committee of the Bolshevik Party, and V.I.Lenin was making his speeches from the mansion`s balcony.
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.