Palaces and most historic buildings in St. Petersburg. TOP 65 (in alphabetical order)
Adamini House is a building in St. Petersburg (Central District) on the corner of the Field of Mars and the embankment of the Moyka River (where Griboyedov Canal originates, in front of the Tripartite Bridge), an architectural monument of federal significance.
Andreevsky Dvor (market) – Vasileostrovsky collective farm market – Andreevsky yard shopping center. Address: 6th line, 9 (Bolshoy prospekt, 18 or Bugskiy pereulok, 3).
Building of the Academy of Sciences on Universitetskaya embankment (house No. 5) was built according to the planning project of Vasilevsky Island in 1767. At first, the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences was located in the house of P. P. Shafirov on City Island, as well as in neighboring buildings: the former house of Count Zotov, where the academic office was located, and the house of Prince Gagarin, since 1728 – on Vasilyevsky Island, in the building of the Kunstkamera and the palace of Tsaritsa Praskovya Feodorovna standing nearby.
Building of the Twelve Colleges is a building on the University embankment of Vasilevsky Island, built in 1722-1742. to accommodate Peter’s collegiums. The largest monument of the Petrine Baroque in size consists of twelve identical three-story sections. The overall project was made by Domenico Trezzini; the upper floors were designed by Theodor Schwertfeger.
Cabinet of His (Her) Imperial Majesty includes buildings of shopping areas, designed in the style of mature classicism by G. Quarenghi. During the reign of Alexander I, his office was occupied by the Anichkov Palace on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Fontanka.
Chicherin House is a historical landmark building located at Nevsky Prospekt 15 (between Bolshaya Morskaya Street and Moyka River embankment, Green bridge). It is also known as Kosikovsky House and Barrikada cinema theater.
Children’s School of Arts named after M.L. Rostropovich. (St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution of Additional Education). Founded in 1918.
Circular Market in St. Petersburg. Object of Federal significance. Style: Classicism. Address: Moyka river embankment, 3.
Esders and Scheefhals building is a monumental building, originally a department store. The building is a “historic and cultural monument of the people of the Russian Federation” and is located at Moyka Embankment 73-79 at the corner of Gorokhovaya Street, before the Red Bridge over the Moyka. The building was constructed in 1906-07 by architects Konstantin de Rochefort and V.A. Lipskii.
Evmentiev’s house, also Yakovlev’s house or “house with a rotunda” – a residential building No. 57 on Gorokhovaya Street / No. 81 on the Fontanka Embankment. An object of cultural heritage of Russia of federal significance.
General Staff Building is an edifice with a 580 m long bow-shaped facade, situated on Palace Square in front of the Winter Palace. The construction of the building lasted from 1819 to 1829. Architect: K. I. Rossi. Sculptors: S. S. Pimenov, V. I. Demut-Malinovsky.
Great Gostiny Dvor is a vast department store on Nevsky Avenue. Architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe (1729–1800).
Horse Guards Manege is a monumental building in the style of classicism, which was built in 1804-1807 according to the project of Giacomo Quarenghi for winter and summer training, as well as ceremonial horse dressage of the Life Guards Horse Regiment.
House-mansion of P. Lopez – Printing house of the Academy of Sciences – Printing house of the publishing house “Nauka” RAS. Date of construction: 1808-1810 – architect Porto A.
House of the College of Foreign Affairs is a building of strict classicism on English Embankment (32a), Neva river. In the 1750s the plot belonged to Prince B. A. Kurakin who build a large two-story house on the English embankment and an outbuilding on Galernaya Street.
House of the Eliseev (Elisseeff) Brothers Trading Association (Eliseevsky Store) is a building on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt (house 56) and Malaya Sadovaya Street (house 8), an early modern architectural monument. The house was built in 1902-1903 by the architect Gavriil Vasilievich Baranovsky for the colonial goods store of the Eliseev Brothers trading partnership.
House of the Jesuit College.Address: Griboedov Canal embankment, 8 (Italian street, 1). Architects: Ruska L. Year built: 1801-1805.
Kikin Hall (Kikin Chambers) is an architectural monument of the Petrine Baroque, the only house of the admiral-counselor and one of the associates of Peter I, Alexander Kikin, that has survived to our time (Kikin also had a plot in the city center, on the site of which the Winter Palace is now located).
Lakhta Center is an 87-story skyscraper built in the northwestern neighbourhood of Lakhta in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Standing 462 meters tall, it is the tallest building in Russia, the tallest building in Europe, and the sixteenth-tallest building in the world.
LenNIIproekt institute. In 1956, the construction of the Revolution (Trinity) square in St. Petersburg was completed. Residential building, built on the corner of St. Kuibyshev, and the building of the LenNIIproekt gave the square a finished look. The authors of the building project are architects O. I. Guryev, Ya. N. Lukin, A. P. Shcherbenok, N. V. Maksimov.
Literary House at Nevsky Prospekt, 68 / nab. Fontanka River, 40, also known as the Lopatin House and the Literary House, is a historic building located in the center of the city, one of the houses on Nevsky Prospekt, partially destroyed during the siege of Leningrad.
Lobanov-Rostovsky House (a house with lions) is an architectural monument, a former noble residence, erected in 1817-1820 for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky according to the project of Auguste Montferrand in the style of classicism.
Main Admiralty is a complex of Admiralty buildings on the 2nd Admiralty Island, located on the banks of the Neva River, a significant architectural monument of Russian classicism. Originally built as a shipyard, it was rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Main Court Pharmacy – Officers’ quarters of the Pavlovsky Regiment in St. Petersburg. The first state pharmacy, called “Main”, was originally located in the Peter and Paul Fortress. Then it was transferred to a building specially erected for it on Millionnaya Street.
Manege of the Life Guards of the Izmailovsky Regiment – Izmailovsky Gostiny Dvor in St. Petersburg. Address: Izmailovsky prospekt, 2, 1st Krasnoarmeyskaya street, 15. Architects: Ruska L.
Marble Palace is a historical building in the center of St. Petersburg. An architectural monument of Russian classicism. Since 1992 – a branch of the State Russian Museum. The palace is located on the 1st Admiralteysky Island, in the quarter bounded by Palace Embankment, Suvorov Square, Millionnaya Street and Marble Lane.
Mariinsky Palace is a palace in St. Isaac’s Square, named after the daughter of Emperor Nicholas I, Mary. The palace planned as a wedding gift on the occasion of her marriage to Duke Maximilian of Leuchtenberg. It was built in 1839-1844 according to the design of Andrey Stackenschneider and is considered the best work of the architect.
Marine and land hospital – Clinical military hospital is located on Pirogovskaya Embankment, 6 (Neva river). In 1719, the architect D. Trezzini received an order: to dismantle the wooden hospital on the Vyborg side and make a stone one in this place. The total length of the hospital was about 300 meters – it was one of the largest buildings in Petrovsky island. Its construction was completed in 1732.
Marine Corps of Peter the Great – St. Petersburg Naval Institute – a higher educational institution of Russia in St. Petersburg.
Menshikov Palace (a branch of the Hermitage) in St. Petersburg was built for the first Governor-General of St. Petersburg Alexander Danilovich Menshikov as a residential and administrative-public building. The palace is made in the style of Peter the Great Baroque and is the first stone building in St. Petersburg.
Merchant Evsevyov’s House – Serebryakov’s House is a building in Classicism style by architect G. Paulsen.
Mikhailovskaya Military Artillery Academy in St. Petersburg is one of the oldest military educational institutions in Russia.
Myatlev House was built in the 1760s. Its author could be A. Rinaldi or Yu. M. Felten and it is the oldest building on St. Isaac’s Square.
Nakhimov Naval School is a type of naval school in Russia and the USSR. The building of the school is an object of cultural heritage of federal significance, located 150 meters from the banks of the Neva, opposite the parking lot of the cruiser “Aurora“.
National Library of Russia (NLR) is one of three national public libraries in Russia. The NLR is currently ranked among the world’s major libraries. It has the second biggest library collection in the Russian Federation, a treasury of national heritage, and is the All-Russian Information, Research and Cultural Center.
Neo-Renaissance buildings by Nikolai Efimov: part of the St. Isaac’s Square ensemble.
New Hermitage is the first building in the Russian Empire specially built (1842-1851) for a public art museum. Part of the museum complex of the State Hermitage. Known for its portico with ten giant statues of Atlanteans.
Nicholas Palace is a three-story residence of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich in the depths of a fenced square on Blagoveshchenskaya Square (now Labor Square). It was built in 1853-1861 by the famous eclectic master A. I. Stackenschneider and his assistants August Lange and Karl Ziegler.
Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace is an architectural monument of federal significance, the Grand Duke’s Palace, located at 18, Palace Embankment (Neva river) and 19, Millionnaya Street (ringmaster Corps building). The architect is Andrey Ivanovich Shtakenshneider, the palace is considered the third major grand ducal residence, built according to the project of the architect. It was built in 1857-1862 especially for Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich, the son of Emperor Nicholas I.
Obukhov Hospital is one of the first city hospitals in Russia.
Big (Old) Hermitage is an architectural monument included in the museum complex of the State Hermitage, built in 1771-1787 by the architect Yu. M. Felten. It was a continuation of the palace buildings, located on the Palace Embankment (Neva River), and was intended to accommodate the palace art collections.
Palace of Beloselsky-Belozersky (or the Sergievsky Palace) is a palace on Nevsky Prospekt at its intersection with the Fontanka River (Anichkov bridge). The author of the project is the architect A. I. Shtakenshneider, who carried out the construction in the style of the so-called “Russian neo-baroque”.
Passage is one of the oldest and largest trading houses in St. Petersburg. Postal address – Nevsky Prospekt, house number 48. The building of the department store was erected in 1846-1848, opened on May 9, 1848. The architect was R. A. Zhelyazevich by order of the owner of the land plot, Count Yakov Ivanovich Essen-Stenbock-Fermor.
Peter and Paul Fortress (official name – St. Petersburg Fortress, in 1914-1917 – the Petrograd Fortress) is the oldest architectural monument of St. Petersburg, a class I fortress (according to the classification of fortresses of the Russian Empire). Located on Zayachy Island, in St. Petersburg, the historical core of the city.
Petrovsky Fortis a B+ class business center in the center of St.Petersburg.
Profitable house of Yakov Vladimirovich Ratkov-Rozhnov. In 2001, the house was included in the “List of newly discovered objects of historical, scientific, artistic or other cultural value”).
Profitable house of P. N. Fokin. Address: Fontanka Embankment, 5, Karavannaya street, 2. Architects: Benois L.N., Eremeev M.F.
Profitable house of the Vetoshkins (the building on the corner of the Fontanka Embankment and Chernysheva Square, now Lomonosov Square) has been known since the 1830s. It was a three-story stone house of Mrs. Zhilina, the official’s wife. It hosted the hotel “Europe”, one of the oldest in the city.
Razumovsky palace – Russian State Pedagogical University of A. I. Herzen in St. Petersburg.
Ringmaster Corps buildingof the Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace (Millionnaya Street, No. 19). In 1857-1861, the Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace was built on the Palace Embankment. The architect Andrei Shtakenshneider, who created it, placed the ringmaster Corps building on the side of Millionnaya Street.
Senate and Synod – an architectural monument – buildings in the style of late classicism, or Russian Empire, located on Senate Square. Erected in 1829-1834. They are connected by a triumphal arch thrown over Galernaya Street.
Singer House, also widely known as the House of the Book, is a historic building located at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and the Griboyedov Canal, directly opposite the Kazan Cathedral. It is recognized as a historical landmark and has official status as an object of Russian cultural heritage. The building was constructed by the leading Petersburg architect of the time, Pavel Suzor. The construction was completed in 1904.
Saint Michael’s Castle (or Mikhailovsky, or Engineer Castle) – a former imperial palace at Sadovaya Street, No. 2, at the turn of the 18th-19th centuries, built as a castle on the water by order of Emperor Paul I and became the place of his death.
School of the Order of St. Catherine (Catherine Institute) today is occupied by Russian National Library (Newspapers Department). 1804-1807 – architect Quarenghi G. 1823-1825 – architect Quadri Dementiy Ivanovich – two and three-story outbuildings.
State University of Economics – former building of the Assignation Bank. It’s one of the leaders of classical economic education in Russia.
Stock Exchange building is the central building of the architectural ensemble of the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg. The building, which is situated at Birzhevaya Ploschad 4, is an important example of Greek Revival architecture. Designed by French architect Thomas de Thomon and inspired by the Greek Temple of Hera at Paestum, the stock exchange was constructed between 1805 and 1810.
Stroganov Palace is a Late Baroque palace at the intersection of the Moyka River and Nevsky Prospekt. The Stroganov Palace is designed by the architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1753-1754, one of the examples of Rastrelli’s unique “baroque-rocaille style”. Now it is a branch of the State Russian Museum, which owns the building since 1988.
Tauride Palace is one of the largest and most historically important palaces. It is the St. Petersburg’s residence of Prince Grigory Potemkin-Tavrichesky. It was erected in the style of classicism in the period from 1783 to 1789 according to the project of architect I. E. Starov.
Union of theatre workers of Russia (86,Nevsky Prospekt), a creative association of workers of theatrical art. The building was constructed in the late 18th century in Classical style. It belonged to Yusupov Princes. In 1825, the front was decorated with a portico of Ionic order (architect M. A. Ovsyannikov).
Utin’s Profitable house (Konnogvardeisky Boulevard, 17) is the house with an attic floor was built in 1858 by architect R.I. Kuzmin for the titular adviser, merchant of the 1st guild I.O. Utin. Interestingly, this is the first residential building in St. Petersburg, supplemented by an attic floor.
Vladimir Palace is the residence of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, located on Palace Embankment, 26. Today it’s the House of Scientists named after M. Gorky of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an association of employees of scientific institutions and higher education, the oldest creative club of scientific intelligentsia in the former USSR.
Yusupov Palace on Sadovaya Street, 50a and on the Fontanka, 115, is the former palace of the Yusupov princes. Since November 1, 1810 – the first building of the Institute of the Corps of Railway Engineers. Now it is occupied by the St. Petersburg State University of Communications.
Yusupov Palace on the Moyka is a former palace in St. Petersburg (Admiralteysky District), a monument of history and culture of federal significance. Located on the embankment of the Moyka River, the territory of the palace with a garden extends to Dekabristov Street.
Winter Palace (in 1918-1943 – the Palace of Arts) is the main imperial palace of Russia, located at the address: St. Petersburg, Palace Square, 2 / Palace Embankment, 38. The building of the palace (fifth) was built in 1754-1762 years by the Russian architect of Italian origin Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli in the style of lush Elizabethan baroque with elements of French rococo in the interiors. Since Soviet times, the main exposition of the State Hermitage has been located within the walls of the palace.