Architectural Ensembles of the Main Squares
This walking tour discovers the central part of the city: the Winter Palace; the General Staff Building; the angel-topped victory monument known as the Alexander Column; one of the city's most conspicuous landmarks and the focal point of old St. Petersburg's three main streets, the Admiralty Building; the equestrian statue now an enduring symbol of St. Petersburg, the “Bronze Horseman”; and, the colossal St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
I will help you to appreciate the architectural works which form the three main Squares of the city: Palace Square, Senate Square, and St. Isaac's Square. At the beginning of the 19th Century, the city’s planners and architects focused on large, architectural ensembles, shifting away from an emphasis on individual or separate buildings. The architects and sculptors of that time formed an image of St. Petersburg which prevails in the world’s consciousness into the present day.
I'll show you the best vantage point, as conceived by its architect, from which to enter the Winter Square, and I’ll help you to understand how Neva river, in a somewhat astonishing and cleverly creative way, was “incorporated “ to form one of the Squares.
This tour is a perfect starting point for those visiting St. Petersburg for the first time, and it is equally of value for those wanting to delve more specifically into the city’s architecture.
This walking tour is about 2,5 kilometers and doesn't imply entrance to the interiors of the buildings.
|Ticket||1000 ₽||per person|
Time and date should be agreed
The Winter Palace, The General Staff building, the Alexander Column, the Admiralty Building, the Senate and Synod buildings, the 'Bronze Horseman', St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Bolshaya Morskaya Str., 6
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