Museum of the History of Political Police
In the very same building that housed the tsarist and the Bolshevik secret police offices, this small museum recounts the history of...
General Staff Building
The western wing of this magnificent building on Dvortsovaya pl was formerly used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including private...
The gilded spire of the old Admiralty , at the western edge of Dvortsovaya pl, is an unmistakable city landmark. It was here that the...
Dine with witches and a very dapper wolf at this whimsical dacha - style café specialising in pelmeny (dumplings). It’s a favourite...
Lonely Planet review
A baked-goods paradise that’s ideal for breakfast or a snack. Look out for the mobile food stands selling their products elsewhere in the city.