Booths outside Gostiny Dvor sell tickets for English-language tours around the city and to major sights outside the city such as...
Russian Museum of Ethnography
To learn about Russia’s intricate ethnic mosaic, drop by the fascinating Russian Museum of Ethnography . There’s a bit of leftover...
On the corner of Malaya Sadovaya ul is Yeliseyevsky , another Style Moderne beauty built between 1901 and 1903 that once housed the...
Hyper-fashionable DJ bar atop the Grand Palace mall, SevenSkyBar acts like a magnet for the city’s body beautiful crowd at weekends,...
Glam it up to dine beneath thousands of Swarovski crystals at this beautiful French restaurant atop the Grand Palace mall with a...
Lonely Planet review
Now buried in Tikhvin Cemetery , Vera Fedorovna Kommisarzhevskaya was a great St Petersburg actress who gained her reputation as leading lady in Vsevolod Meyerhold performances. In the early years of the 20th century, Kommisarzhevskaya founded an acting troupe that performed in the Passage concert hall, staging plays by all of the famous playwrights of the day, including Mikhail Gorky and Anton Chekhov. Revived in the midst of the Siege, the theatre was renamed in honour of the great actress. These days, headed by artistic director Victor Novikov, it is known for its modern treatment of classic plays.