Salt Town in St. Petersburg

Salt Town is a architectural complex of buildings in the center of St. Petersburg. It is limited by the embankment of the Fontanka River, Summer Garden, Solyany lane, Pestel and Gangutskaya streets.

It got its name from the salt warehouses located in buildings on the territory of the town until the middle of the 19th century.

At the end of the 19th century, on the site of the eastern building of the town, Stieglitz State Academy of Art and its museum were built.

The architectural ensemble has long been in disrepair. In 2015, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation issued an order to the city authorities to stop the dilapidation of the Salt Town “inside and out”, in particular the destruction of caryatids on the facades, but this instruction was ignored.

Nearest metro stations: Nevsky Prospekt.

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