Small Academy of Art
Go mosaic crazy – St Petersburg’s hidden courtyards hold many surprises but few are as pleasant as that fronting the Small Academy of...
Central St Petersburg’s loveliest and oldest park, the Summer Garden can be entered either at the northern Neva or southern Moyka end....
Museum of the Defence & Blockade of Leningrad
The grim but engrossing displays here contain donations from survivors, propaganda posters from the blockade period and many photos...
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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Summer Palace information
St Petersburg’s first palace is the modest, two-storey Summer Palace in the summer garden’s northeast corner. Built for Peter from 1710 to 1714, it is pretty well intact with little reliefs around the walls depicting Russian naval victories. Inside it’s stocked with early-18th-century furnishings of limited appeal.