From the north it is bounded by Admiralteysky Prospekt, from the south by the Mariinsky Palace. Along with the Palace and Senate squares, St. Isaac’s Square is traditionally referred to as an architectural ensemble of the city’s central squares.
Due to the placement of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg in the Mariinsky Palace, St. Isaac’s Square is considered the main administrative. As part of the historical development of the center of St. Petersburg, the area is included in the World Heritage List.
The square has great cultural and historical significance – there are many monuments of history and architecture of the 19th-20th centuries, including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Manege, monument to Nicholas I, Mariinsky Palace, Efimov’s ensemble, Myatlev House, Blue Bridge, the Astoria and Angleterre hotels.
These prestigious hotels of the city makes St. Isaac’s Square attractive for luxury tourism.
But it is better to walk from the nearest metro station and admire the historical buildings.
The nearest metro station is Admiralteyskaya. You can walk from it to St. Isaac’s Square along Malaya Morskaya Street in 10 minutes. You can also get off at Sadovaya/Sennaya station.