Architector Rossi Street in St. Peterburg – the only proportional street in the world

Architector Rossi Street (until 1923 – Teatralnaya Street) is a street in the Central District of St. Petersburg, named after the architect Carl Rossi. It leads from the Alexandrinsky Theater to Lomonosov bridge (square) across Fontanka and consists of five buildings erected according to a single project with a single facade, so that it seems that there is one building on each side of the street.

The severity of the architectural forms of the facades emphasize the majesty and splendor of the theater building at the beginning of the street.

Rossi Street is the only proportional street in St. Petersburg, Russia and in the world.

The street is unique in its exact adherence to ancient canons – its width is equal to the height of its forming buildings (22 meters), and its length is exactly ten times greater – 220 meters.

How to get to: Gostiny Dvor metro station

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