While walking down ulitsa Marata, you can learn the history of the city and try the cuisine of St. Petersburg. Almost every building here is either a monument of architecture, or famous historical figures lived there.
A walk along ulitsa Marata is a good combination of exploring the city's history and pleasant and leisurely pastime in one of the restaurants, bars or cafes located here.
In 1739 the street was called Preobrazhenskaya Polkovaya, because not far from this street the Preobrazhensky regiment was located.
In the XVIII century there were the courtiers: the servants, grooms, cooks, tailors, waiters who lived between the modern ulitsa Marata and Vladimirskiy prospect.
In the end of the XVIII century this street got the name Gryaznaya (Dirty), because of its location on the outskirts of St.Petersburg. The sister of A.S. Pushkin lived in the house №25, where she shared the flat with Pushkin’s babysitter Arina Radionovna.
After the death of Nicholas I in October 1856, the street was renamed Nikolaevskaya. The reason for the renaming of this street gave the proximity of Nicholas station (the current Moscow station), which was built at the time of Nicholas I.
In 1917, a special Commission of the interim Government wished to rename Nikolaevskaya ulitsa as prospect of the Twenty-Seventh of February. However, she did not have time to carry out her plan. In 1918, the street was named for a French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat.
- Address: Saint Petersburg, ulitsa Marata, 1