The River Fontanka

Take a Trip along the Fontanka!

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There are so many things to see and walk along Saint-Petersberburg famous river. I offer 3 of the most famous and popular attractions to see.

The Fabergé Museum

Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg was founded to preserve, study, and promote Russia's cultural heritage as well as to develop the city's extensive network of museums. The museum's collection contains the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum's collection also includes decorative and applied works made by the Russian masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River - one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg.

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Mikhaylovsky Castle

Among the galaxy of magnificent palaces and mansions of old St. Peterburg the Mikhailovskiy castle occupies a special place whilst still Grand Duke, Paul I was already considering building his own residence, and more then 10- years different architects like Vasiliy Bazhenov were involved in the project. But Emperor lived in it for only 40 days, he was murdered in his bedroom. After this bloody event in the castle was open the main Engeneering School.

In 1991 the M.C. became tied to that of Russian Museum. During 4 years thought restoration wark was performed the Church of Archangel Michail personal apartments of Grand Prince Konstantin Pavlovich

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The Bolsoi Saint-Petersburg State Circus

The Bolshoi Saint-Petersburg State Circus – the first stone stationary circus of Russia – was opened on December 26, 1877. It was one of the most beautiful circuses in Europe according to the words of circus actors who had seen quite a few circuses on their roads of European tours.

The decoration of the auditorium was luxurious. The crimson velvet of the decoration was combined with gold and mirrors. The boxes and stalls could seat 1500 people and in general the auditorium was designed to seat up to 5000 people at the expense of the spacious gallery.

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These were 3 of the most popular attractions, but on Fontanka they don't last.