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2010-04-13 19:41
This magnificent building, one of the supreme achievements of Russian Classicism, is the architectural and compositional pivot of the city. Its present-day look took about a hundred years to… Read More
2010-04-13 19:38
The statue of Peter the Great on Senate Square, known as the The Bronze Horseman, after Pushkin’s poem of the same name, is one of the finest achievements of monumental sculpture. Th… Read More
2010-04-13 19:36
Designed by Auguste Montferrand and erected between 1818 and 1858 , St.Isaac’s is one of the most monumental structures in the world for its size,exterior and interior decoration. Many… Read More
2010-04-13 19:34
The Stock Exchange Building on the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. The Stock Exchange Building is the centerpiece of the architectural ensemble on the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. It was erected… Read More
2010-04-13 19:31
The Alexander Column , built in 1829 – 34 from a design by Auguste Montferrand, was put up in the center of the Palace Square to commemorate Russia’s victory over Napoleon in the… Read More
2010-04-13 19:29
General Staff building designed by Carlo Rossi was erected between 1819 and 1829 to house the General Staff and two government ministries – finance and foreign affairs. The imposing ed… Read More
2010-04-13 19:27
The Hermitage is well-known all over the world for its fabulously rich collections of art and culture. The first large consignment of pictures arrived at the Winter Palace in 1764, and it i… Read More
2010-04-13 19:26
This little canal connects the Neva with the Moika. It got its name from an earlier Winter Palace, built here in the 18th century for Peter the Great and later replaced by the Hermitage Thea… Read More

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