Take a Trip along the Moyka River
Meet the Venice of the North closer
One of the most interesting excursions in St. Petersburg is a trip along the rivers and canals. If you are traveling on a river tram or boat, Saint-Petersburg looks completely different than during a walk through avenues and embankments.
you can see:
Apartment Museum of Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin is one of Russia's most famous writers. He is known all over the world. After visiting the last apartment of the poet, you can learn more about his life and work. There are portraits of the poet and his family, writing desk of the poet and his beloved Voltaire chair there. The museum also kept things related to the duel and death of Pushkin.
General Staff Building
The monumental building was designed by Carlo Rossi and built in 1819-1829. It is two wings with triumphal arch commemorating the Russian victory over Napoleonic France in the Patriotic War of 1812. Until the capital was transferred to Moscow in 1918, the building served as the headquarters of the General Staff, Foreign Ministry and Finance Ministry. Now it is part of the famous Hermitage Museum.
The Stroganov Palace was built to Bartolomeo Rastrelli's designs in 1753-1754. It belonged to the famous family of barons, later Count Stroganov. It is one of the best examples of Russian baroque architecture. Now it is a branch of the Russian Museum, which owns the building since 1988. It is the largest museum of Russian art in the world.
The Moika Palace or Yusupov Palace
Moika Palace (Yusupov Palace) is the historical and cultural monument of federal significance. The palace was first built around 1770 by the French architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe. From 1830 to 1917, the palace belonged to the House of Yusupov, a family of Russian nobles, known for their philanthropy and art collections. The palace on the Moika was the prince’s favorite residence in the capital. Also the building was the site of Grigori Rasputin's murder in the early morning of December 17, 1916. Now It is the Palace of Culture for Educators.