Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

The Cathedral looks fascinating due to its monumentality on the outside and the amazing beauty inside. The Kazan Cathedral was built and named in honor of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, which Is placed inside the temple and is considered to be one of the most revered icons in Russia. So the queue of people wishing to touch the shrine is a common thing here. Read more

Best viewing points in St. Petersburg

Best viewing points in St. Petersburg

When you are a regular traveler, it is difficult to explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world — Saint-Petersburg — in a short period of time. A great opportunity to literally look over the whole city look is to visit one of the viewing points of the Northern Capital. The panoramic terraces of cathedrals, museums, restaurants and hotels will allow you to combine a walk and a tour, arrange a romantic date and make great photos. Read more

The mystery of the Mikhailovsky castle

The mystery of the Mikhailovsky castle

The Mikhailovsky (or the Engineer’s) castle became infamous immediately after the death of Emperor Paul I, who was strangled in his bedroom in the castle. And no wonder the palce gained bad reputation, since Palace coups and the Emperor’s murder were not a common thing for Russian Empire after all. Read more

Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect

In general, Nevsky Prospekt appeared in 1710 as the connection of two roads from the Admiralty and the church with the trade route. There is a legend about the birth of the Nevsky prospect: it is believed that the road was built (or, rather, cut through the forest) from two ends. Read more

The Сabin of Peter I

The Сabin of Peter I

There are few evidences of how Peter lived in the first years of construction of the future capital, while legends galore. However, history has preserved the first building of St. Petersburg to our days – a wooden cabin of Peter I. Read more

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral can truly be considered the center of St. Petersburg – its golden dome is visible even from the Gulf of Finland. The height of the cathedral is 101.5 meters, which makes it the tallest and most majestic church in Russia. Today St. Isaac’s Cathedral is an outstanding example of Russian architecture and a mandatory destination of all city guests. Read more

The mystery of Rasputin’s murder

The mystery of Rasputin’s murder

One of the most strange and terrible murders of the early XX century happened in the cellars of the mansion. 17 Dec 1916 Grigory Rasputin, an extraordinary and mysterious person, met his end there. A simple Siberian peasant, rude and uncouth, he not only managed to become a favorite and indispensable advisor of the Royall family, but also actively interfered in the political decisions of the sovereign.Read more

The Savior on Spilled Blood

The Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Resurrection of Christ (also known as the Savior on Spilled Blood) is within a five minute walk from “Nevsky Prospect” metro station, alongside with The Mikhailovsky Palace Garden, the Field of Mars and the Arts Square. It is probably one of the most striking landmarks in the whole city. Read more

The Palace and Park ensemble of Pavlovsk

The Palace and Park ensemble of Pavlovsk

Pavlovsk Palace was laid in 1782. For ten years the famous architect Charles Cameron worked on the creation of the Pavlovsk ensemble. His ideas formed the basis not only for the Palace but also for the entire layout and composition of the estate with a park, bridges, walkways and garden buildings. Read more