Mariinsky Palace

St Petersburg

The last neoclassical palace constructed in St Petersburg, the Mariinsky Palace (not to be confused with the theatre) was built between 1839 and 1844. Today it houses the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, and is closed to the public.

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1. Siniy Most

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The Blue Bridge is 97.3m wide making it the widest of the city's bridges. It's one of four bridges across the Moika that were colour-coded.

2. Nabokov Museum

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This 19th-century townhouse was the suitably grand childhood home of Vladimir Nabokov, infamous author of Lolita and arguably the most versatile of 20th…

4. Berthold Centre


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5. Raskolnikov House

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6. Krasny Most

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This cast-iron bridge crossing the Moika River is painted red, hence its name in Russian.

7. St Isaac's Cathedral

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The golden dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral dominates the St Petersburg skyline. Its obscenely lavish interior is open as a museum, although services are held…

8. Popov Communications Museum

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