MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS, CHURCHES

St. Petersburg is an open-air museum. Seeing its architectural landmarks is a subtle pleasure. They were created by famous architects during 300 years. St. Petersburg has about 100 museums, many of which are located in the historical center of the city, in magnificent buildings.

HISTORY MUSEUMS

PETER THE GREAT'S LOG CABIN

The first residential building in St. Petersburg contains a lot of Peter's personal belongings and a small boat built by Peter himself.
6 Petrovskaya Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 232 45 76
Open: 1000a.m.-500p.m. Wed-Mon Closed on Tue and on the last Mon of every month.
Metro «Gorkovskaya»

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS. MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF ST. PETERSBURG

Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, the fortress is an architectural ensemble of fortifications, St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral and the Mint. The museum features the «Nevskaya Panorama» guided tour of the battlements, an observation platform with two telescopes, and several permanent exhibitions.
3 Peter and Paul Fortress; tel. +7 (812) 230 03 29
Open: 1100a.m.-500p.m. Thu-Mon, ll00a.m.-400p.m. Tue. Closed on Wed.
Metro «Gorkovskaya»

RUSSIAN MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY

The museum features exhibitions on the lifestyles and cultures of the peoples of Russia in the 19th and the 20th centuries. The collection consists of more than 500,000 pieces.
4/1 Inzhcnemaya Ul; tel. +7 (812) 570 54 21
Open: 1000a.m.-500p.m. Tue-Sun. Closed: Mon and last Fri of every month.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt», «Gostiny Dvor»

MENSHIKOV'S PALACE

The first palace in St. Petersburg, built in 1710 for Peter the Great's associate Prince Menshikov (Architects Giovanni Fontana and Gottfried Schadel). Exhibitions of the Russian culture of the early XVIIIth century, featuring items of this epoch.
15 Universitetskaya Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 323 11 12
Open: 1030a.m.-430p.m. Tue-Sun. Closed: Mon.
Metro «Vasileostrovskaya»

MUSEUM OF ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS AND SIGNAL CORPS

The building of the former Arsenal houses the largest military museum in the world, featuring a collection of 500,000 military objects, including military standards, munitions, equipment, uniforms, and medals.
7 Alexandrovsky Park; tel. +7 (812) 232 02 96
Open: 1100a.m.-500p.m. Wed-Sun. Closed: Mon, Tue and last Thu of each month.
Metro «Gorkovaskaya»

CENTRAL MUSEUM OF THE NAVY

The Museum is situated in the historic building of the Stock Exchange, built in 1709 (architect Thomas de Thomon). The exposition contains model ships, technical equipment and weapons, famous pictures by seascape painters and documents relating to the history of the Russian Navy.
4 Birzhevaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 328 25 02
Open: 1100a.m.-515p.m. Wed-Sun. Closed: Mon, Tue.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

THE CRUISER «AURORA»

The museum ship of the Russian Navy, it took part in many historic events in the life of the Russian people.
Petrogradskaya Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 230 84 40
Open: 1030a.m.-400p.m. Closed: Mon, Fri.
Metro «Gorkovskaya»

THE «SMOLNY» MEMORIAL MUSEUM

These famous buildings were erected in the beginning of the XIX century (architect G.Quarenghi). Exhibitions «Smolny Convent» and «Smolny. The Days of the Siege» are permanently on show.
3 Pl. Proletarskoy Dictatury; tel. +7 (812) 576 74 61
Open: 1000a.m.-500p.m. Mon-Fri. Closed: Sat, Sun.
Metro «Chernyshevskaya»

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS

PETER THE GREAT'S MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY - CHAMBER OF CURIOSITIES («KUNSTKAMERA»)

Russia's first museum founded on Peter I's order. It contains more than a million items, introducing us to the life of people all over the world.
3 Universitetskaya Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 328 14 12
Box-office opening hours: 1100a.m.-500p.m. Tue-Sun. Closed: Mon and last Tue of each month.
Metro «Vasileostrovskaya»

MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY

The Museum shows the origin and development of the Earth's fauna. It permanently has on display 500,000 species of animals from its nearly 17 million species collection.
1/3 Universitetskaya Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 328 01 12
Open: 1100a.m.-450p.m. Sat-Thu. Closed: Tue.
Metro «Vasileostrovskaya»

ARTS MUSEUMS

THE STATE HERMITAGE

Ranking among the world's three greatest museums, the Hermitage is housed in several buildings that are masterpieces of architecture. The museum features superb collections of art from ancient times to the present day. The new exhibition gallery of jewellery is permanently on show.
2 Dvortsovaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 710 96 25
Open: 1030a.m.-600p.m. Tue-Sat, 1030a.m-500p.m. Sun.
Box-office opening hours: 1030a.m.-500p.m. Tue-Sat, 1030a.m.-40Op.m. Sun. Closed: Mon.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

THE STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM

One of the oldest galleries of Russian art. Opened in 1898 in the Mikhailovsky Palace (built by the architect K.I. Rossi), it contains the largest collection of works by famous Russian painters, icon-painters, sculptors and graphic artists and craftsmen.
4 Inzhenernaya Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 595 42 48
Open: 1000a.m.-500p.m. Wed-Sun, 1000a.m.-400p.m. Mon. Closed: Tue.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt», «Gostiny Dvor»

MARBLE PALACE

An exquisite building adorned with 32 kinds of marble. The palace was built in the middle of the XVIIIth century by the architect Rinaldi. Permanent art exhibitions.
5/1 Millionnaya Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 595 42 48
Open: 1000a.m.-500p.m. Wed-Sun, 1000a.m.-400p.m. Mon. Closed: Tue.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

MIKHAILOVSKY («ENGINEERS») CASTLE

An original building built in 1800 in the Romantic style by the architects Bazhenov and Brenna specially for Emperor Paul I. Features a permanent exhibition «Ceremonial Portrait in the XVIIIth and XlXth Century Russia».
2 Sadovaya Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 570 51 12
Open: 1000a.m.-500p.m. Wed-Sun, 1000a.m.-400p.m. Mon. Closed: Tue.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt», «Gostiny Dvor»

STROGANOV PALACE

A baroque palace built in 1752-1754 by the architect Rastrelli. Houses temporary exhibitions from the Russian Museum.
17 Nevsky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 571 23 60
Open: 1000a.m-500p.m. Wed-Sun, 1000a.m.-400p.m. Mon. Closed: Tue.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

ACADEMY OF ARTS MUSEUM

One of the oldest arts museums, located in the historical building of the Academy of Arts, founded in 1757. There are various exhibitions of modern artists, graduates of Academy.
17 Universitetskaya Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 323 64 96
Open: 1100a.m.-530p.m. Wed-Sun. Closed: Mon, Tue.
Metro «Vasileostrovskaya»

URBAN SCULPTURE MUSEUM

The museum is situated on the territory of a historic and architectural monument - Alexander Nevsky Laura. A XVIII-XXth century necropolis. Rare tombstones, monumental urban sculpture.
179/2 Nevsky Pr.; tel: +7 (812) 274 26 35
Open: 930a.m.-430p.m. Fri-Wed. Closed: Thu.
Metro «Ploschad Alexandra Nevskogo»

LITERARY MUSEUMS

PUSHKIN MEMORIAL APARTMENT

The last residence of the great Russian poet. Exposition of Pushkin's personal belongings, books and manuscripts.
12 Nab. Reki Moiki; tel. +7 (812) 571 35 31; +7 (812) 315 95 13
Open: 1030a.m.-500p.m. Wed-Mon. Closed: Tue and the last Fri of each month.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

ANNA AKHMATOVA MUSEUM AT FONTANNY HOUSE

The original interior of Akhmatova's apartment where she lived from 1924 to 1952. The exposition is devoted to the poet's life and work.
34 Nab. Reki Fontanki (entrance from 53 Liteiny Pr.); tel. +7 (812) 272 22 11
Open: 1030a.m.-530p.m. Tue-Sun, 100p.m-800 p.m. Wed. Closed: Mon.
Metro «Mayakovskaya»

LITERARY MUSEUM «DOSTOEVSKY MEMORIAL APARTMENT»

Recreated interior of the last residence of the great Russian writer. The exposition is devoted to different periods of the writer's life.
5/2 Kuznechny Per.; tel. +7 (812) 571 40 31
Open: 1100a.m.-500p.m. Tue-Sun. Closed: Mon.
Metro «Vladimirskaya», «Dostoevskaya»

EXHIBITION HALLS

CENTRAL EXHIBITION HALL «MANEGE»

1 Isaakievskaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 314 82 53
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

LENEXPO EXHIBITION COMPLEX

103 Bolshoy Pr., Vasilyevsky Ostrov; tel. +7 (812) 321 26 15
Metro «Vasileostrovskaya», «Primorskaya»

PERMANENT EXHIBITION OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN ST. PETERSBURG

11 Pl. Ostrovskogo; tel. +7 (812) 312 24 30
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt», «Gostiny Dvor»

CHURCH MUSEUMS

ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL

The former main cathedral church of the Russian capital of the XlXth century (architect Montferrand). A world famous architectural monument. A beautiful panorama of the city unfolds before the eyes of those standing on the colonnade of the cathedral.
Isaakievskaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 315 97 32
Open: 1000a.m.-700p.m. Thu-Tue (in Summer), 1100a.m.-600p.m. Thu-Tue (in Winter). Closed: Wed.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

CATHEDRAL AND MUSEUM «ÒÍÅ CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION OF OUR SAVIOR» («THE CHURCH ON THE SPILLED BLOOD»)

Built in 1907, the church is a fine imitation of Russian «decorative style» architecture of XVI-XVII centuries. It was founded on the spot of Emperor Alexander II's assassination.
2a Nab. Canala Griboyedova; tel. +7 (812) 315 16 36
Open: 1000a.m.-700p.m. Thu-Tue (in Summer), 1100a.m.-600p.m. Thu-Tue (in Winter). Closed: Wed.
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

CHURCHES

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES

THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF KAZAN

2 Kazanskaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 314 58 56
Daily service
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ICON «JOY BE FOR THE BEWAILED»

35A Shpalernaya Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 273 54 69
Services held
Metro «Chernyshevskaya»

CHURCH OF THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF VLADIMIR

20 Vladimirsky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 312 19 38
Daily service
Metro «Vladimirskaya»

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (CHESMA MEMORIAL CHURCH)

12 Lensoveta Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 373 61 14
Daily service
Metro «Moskovskaya»

CHURCH OF THE VERNICLE

1 Konyushennaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 571 82 61
Services held
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

CATHEDRAL OF ST. VLADIMIR

26 Blokhina Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 232 76 25
Daily service
Metro «Sportivnaya»

CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY OF THE ALEXANDER NEVSKY LAURA

1 Monastyrki Reki Nab.; tel. +7 (812) 274 04 09
Daily service
Metro «Ploschad Alexandra Nevskogo»

ST. NICHOLAS NAVY CATHEDRAL

1 Nikolskaya Pl.; tel. +7 (812) 714 08 62
Daily service
Metro «Sadovaya», «Sennaya Ploschad»

CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY (IZMAILOVSKY CATHEDRAL)

7a Izmailovsky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 251 89 27
Daily service
Metro «Technologichesky Institut»

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES

7 Kovensky Per.; tel. +7 (812) 272 50 02
Daily services
Metro «Mayakovskaya»

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE

32-34 Nevsky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 571 57 95
Daily service
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt», «Gostiny Dvor»

LUTHERAN CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES, MOSQUES

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ST. PETER

22-24 Nevsky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 571 46 89
Services held
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ST. MARY

8A Bolshaya Konyushennaya Ul.; tel. +7 (812) 314 71 61
Services held
Metro «Nevsky Prospekt»

GRAND CHORAL SYNAGOGUE

2 Lermontovsky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 714 00 78
Daily service
Metro «Sadovaya», «Sennaya Ploschad»

MOSQUE OF THE CONGREGATION OF MOSLEMS

7 Kronverksky Pr.; tel. +7 (812) 233 98 19
Daily service
Metro «Gorkovskava»