Small Academy of Art
St Petersburg’s first palace is the modest, two-storey Summer Palace in the summer garden’s northeast corner. Built for Peter from 1710...
Perhaps St Petersburg’s loveliest park, the Summer Garden is between the Mars Field and the Fontanka River. You can enter at either the...
Next door to the Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts is the grim but engrossing Blockade Museum , opened just three months after the...
Olyushka & Russkye Bliny
The students at the nearby university quite rightly swear by these authentic canteens that hark back to the simplicity of Soviet times....
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Lonely Planet review
Go mosaic crazy – St Petersburg’s hidden courtyards hold many surprises but few are as pleasant as that fronting the Small Academy of Art tucked away off ul Chaykovskogo near the Fontanka River: it’s been decorated in all manner of mosaic sculptures and is an enchanting place for children and adults alike.