Anichkov Bridge in St. Petersburg

Short description Anichkov bridge over Fontanka river on Nevsky Prospect, without exaggeration, is one of the most recognisable landmarks of St. Petersburg. It received its name, like the Anichkov palace located nearby, in honour of the engineer Mikhail Anichkov, the builder of the first wooden crossing at this place. History The bridge was built of […]

Eliseyev Emporium in St Petersburg

Short description Eliseyev Emporium is one of the most remarkable buildings in the centre of St Petersburg. It was built in 1903 on a cross of Nevsky Prospect with Malaya Sadovaya Street near the Singer House. It is a large retail and entertainment complex, including a famous food hall. History At the end of the […]

Palace Square: Heart of St Petersburg

Short description Palace Square is one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles in the world. It is formed by monuments of cultural heritage: the Winter Palace, the Headquarters Building of the Guard Corps, the General Staff Building with the Triumphal Arch and the Alksandrovskaya column. The square is a witness of the most important historical […]

Catholic Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in St Petersburg: the only Basilica in Russia

Short description There are about 1,700 Catholic cathedrals have the status of Basilica, but there is the only temple which was awarded this honorary status in Russia — Catholic Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Catholic religion in Russia numbered supporters. But the policy pursued by Peter […]