Singer Building

Architecture in Historic Heart

The former headquarters of the Singer sewing machine company, which opened a factory in the Russian capital in 1904, is one of St Petersburg’s most gorgeous buildings. The Style Modern architecture, designed by Pavel Suzor, and topped with a glass tower and scuplture, also housed the American consulate for a few years prior to WWI. Now its home to the bookstore, Dom Knigi, a cafe with superb views of the Kazan Cathedral, and the offices of, Russia's equivalent to Facebook.

It's possible to access the offices part of the building including the interior of the glass dome on a tour organised with Placemates (R6000 for up to three people).