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...
The Russian version of the YMCA has a heavenly 25m pool, under a glass roof. If you look clean, the staff will generally let you in...
This leafy park, laid out in 1845, wraps in an arc around the Kronverk moat and Artillery Museum. It's too close to traffic to ensure a...
One of the more upmarket of the city's bakery-cafe chains, Volkonsky offers reviving brews and tempting confections.
Be transported to contemporary Seoul at this delightful cafe serving up a tantalising menu of Korean classics such as bibimbap (rice...
Kronverksky pr 7 · interesting places nearby
This beautiful working mosque (built 1910–14) was modelled on Samarkand’s Gur-e Amir Mausoleum. Its fluted azure dome and minarets are stunning and surprisingly prominent in the city’s skyline. Outside of prayer times, if you are respectfully dressed (women should wear a head covering, men long trousers), you can walk through the gate at the northeast side and ask the guard for entry – the interior is equally lovely.
If you are allowed in, remove your shoes, do not talk and do not take photos.