This is the former home of Isaak Brodsky, Repin’s favourite student and one of the favoured artists of the revolution (not to be...
In the 1820s and 1830s, Carlo Rossi designed pl Iskusstv (Arts Sq), named after the cluster of museums and concert halls that surrounds...
The former headquarters of the Singer sewing machine company, which opened a factory in the Russian capital in 1904, is one of St...
Mikhailovsky Opera & Ballet Theatre
While not quite as grand as the Mariinsky, this illustrious stage still delivers the Russian ballet or operatic experience, complete...
Stray Dog Café
Once a hang-out for poets and playwrights, the crowd isn’t quite so bohemian these days. Still, this quirky café, decorated with soft...
Kalinka Malinka information
Rather pricey but charming in a kitschy sort of way, this long-standing traditional restaurant is in a basement on pl Iskusstv (Arts Sq). It specialises in country cooking and the interior resembles a cosy country house. Try homemade solyanka (pickled vegetable and potato soup) or rabbit à la Russe for a great introduction to traditional cuisine. Live folk music will accompany your evening meal.