Museum of the History of St. Petersburg

For thousands of travelers, Peter-and-Paul Fortress remains one of the main points of interest in St. Petersburg. However, blinded by the magnificent cathedrals (pictured) and glowing golden spires, they often overlook a little museum, tucked away in the Commandant’s House. So, I decided to remedy this injustice and visit the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg myself. The permanent ... VIEW THE POST >>

Mosaic Courtyard: colour and pacifism in St. Petersburg

When we look for things to do in St. Petersburg, we usually get a predictable column of tips. Visits to the Hermitage and strolls along Nevsky Prospect appear there with an almost tedious regularity.  I wouldn’t want to dismiss those classical attractions, of course. However, there’re some lesser-known and younger treasures, that don’t get generally included into “highlights” itineraries. One ... VIEW THE POST >>