A small lane connecting Ligovsky Prospekt and Vladimirskaya Square
“Kuznechny” means “blacksmiths`”. In the first half of the 18th century, it was the area, where court blacksmiths lived, hence the name of the alley. Although for almost three centuries, the lane has changed several names, such as Saperny (“Sapyor” is a bomb dismissal engineer) lane and Grodninsky (after the town of Grodno, Belarus) lane.
Today, the lane is one of those places where almost every building is an architectural monument with its own history, memory and distinctive features. Among these buildings, it is worth noting the Vladimirskaya metro station, the memorial museum-apartment of Dostoevsky and the house where Arina Rodionovna, the nanny of the greatest Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, lived.
- Address: St. Petersburg, Kuznechny per.