- 3 to 5 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy the beautiful ensemble of three major city squares, which are located back to back to each other, being the only "block of squares" in the world. Learn the story of the creation of the Admiralty shipyard, which was founded at the same time when the history of St.Petersburg started, find out how Peter the Great's decision not to let anyone built around Admiralty, except those who worked there, in order to prevent a sneak attack by enemies resulted in creating vast empty space around it, which was latter turned into the ensemble of three majestic squares, tying up the whole area with different buildings, monuments, streets, squares and embankments.
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
Palace Square, 6, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Traveler pickup is offered
Any centrally located hotel, hostel or rented apartment
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324 Russia
Palace square the beautiful example of high Empire classical style ensemble, created by Carlo Rossi, an architect who managed to tie up the whole area into a single whole, when you can not add or subtract anything to or from it without ruining the singularity of purpouse, which was to glorify the seat of Russian autocracy- Winter Palace with all the surrounding ministries, such as military- General Staff and Horse-guards buildings, foreign affairs and ,ministry of finance-which are now part of Hermitage museum complex.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia
It is hardly surprising that present Admiralty building, which occupies the foot print of former fortified wharf, the word for which came from Dutch, along with other nautical terms, such as matros- ship's hand, skipper-helmsman, gavan-harbour, farvater-fairway and even flot-fleet was first mentioned in Peter's personal diary on November 5, 1704, shortly after city's foundation. Though rebuilt several times in 18th and 19th centuries, the original design was sketched by Peter himself, who had seen great number of wharves in Netherlands and understood them well. Built in Palladian grandiose Empire style and having the length of the facade 400 meters by Adrian Zacharov, European trained architect, who managed it to look not so monotonous in spite of its length, using perfect proportions of protruding parts and central tower with soaring golden spire tipped with the model of the first ship, built in Russia, which also serves as weathervane, designed by Dutchman Harman de Boles, is still one of the most recognizable symbols of St.Petersburg.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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