Church of the Resurrection
Facing onto the elegant pl Iskusstv (Arts Sq) is the handsome Mikhailovsky Palace, now housing one of the country's finest collections...
Rastrelli’s fairy-tale wooden creation for Empress Elizabeth was knocked down in the 1790s to make way for the bulky Mikhailovsky Castle...
There’s a groovy mix of live and spun music at this fun, invariably packed place, with two bars and little balconies for a prime view of...
Dine on crispy pizza and creamy pasta dishes at this appealing Italian restaurant overlooking the Mikhailovsky Gardens. It has a...
Church of the Resurrection information
Lonely Planet review
Officially known as the Church of the Resurrection , this multidomed dazzler, partly modelled on St Basil’s in Moscow, was built between 1883 and 1907 on the spot where Alexander II, despite his reforms, was blown up by the People’s Will terrorist group in 1881 (hence its gruesome name).