This charming log cottage, protected within a stone building, is St Petersburg’s oldest surviving structure. The wooden cabin itself was...
Museum of Political History
The elegant Style Moderne Kshesinskaya Palace (1904) is a highly appropriate location for this excellent museum – one of the city's best...
This beautiful working mosque (built 1910–14) was modelled on Samarkand’s Gur-e Amir Mausoleum. Its fluted azure dome and minarets are...
Aurora Palace Theatre
Opposite Peter’s Cabin, this sleek, laid-back lounge-restaurant has a great terrace perfect for a relaxed lunch over a bottle of wine....
Petrovskaya nab · interesting places nearby
Cruiser Aurora information
Moored on the Bolshaya Nevka, the Aurora had a walk-on part in the Communist Revolution. On the night of 25 October 1917, its crew fired a blank round from the forward gun as a signal for the start of the assault on the Winter Palace. Restored and painted in pretty colours, it’s a living museum that swarms with kids on weekends.
Launched in 1901, the Aurora saw action in the Russo-Japanese War and was sunk by German bombs in WWII. Inside you can view the crew's quarters as well as communist propaganda and a collection of friendship banners from around the world.