Did you know that it had been strictly forbidden in Saint Petersburg to build houses higher than the Winter Palace (approx. 23.5 meters)? People really appreciated the beauty of the city's architecture and did not want to ruin it with other constructions. The only exception are churches. But the rule has not been valid for a very long time, and the pieces of Neoclassic, Petrine Baroque and Russian Revival architecture are hidden beside tall houses and glistening skyscrapers.
Let's have a private walking tour in St. Petersburg and go treasure-hunting in the concrete jungle to find the city's architectural gems that have survived long after the Imperial Russia. You will find out the names of the outstanding architects impacted the city's appearance and will see the iconic buildings of the Golden Age of Russian architecture, from the Kunstkammer and the Hermitage to the Saint Michael's Castle and Kazan Cathedral.
Saint Michael's Castle
What is included?
Private transfer (car / minivan) from your hotel and during the whole excursion;
Private English-speaking guide (other languages upon request).