It’s hard to find a place in St. Petersburg that has not been touched in one way or another by the city’s extremely rich cultural and literary heritage. The Idiot Restaurant - situated in the historical part of St. Petersburg between St. Isaac’s Square a
F.M. Dostoevsky is an elegant restaurant focusing on home style Russian cuisine. The atmosphere is chic and comfortable at the same time. Candles on the tables, soft lighting and crisp tablecloths give this place a warm and friendly glow. F.M. Dostoevsky
Founded by Peter the Great in 1710, this orthodox monastery is the most important in St. Petersburg. The St. Trinity cathedral is worth a visit and so is the cemetery, where you can visit the graves of Russia's greatest composers and writers, including T
The museum dedicated to the author of Notes from the Underground dips into the basement, then leads you all the way up. The main attraction here is Dostoevsky’s apartment, where he lived with his young, dutiful wife Anya Snitkina and their four children.
Housed in the former workshop of the Mariinsky Theatre and storage facility for its many sets and costumes, fire ravaged the building in 2003. The original facade was able to be saved and provided inspiration for the cradle-shaped concert hall that can n
There are usually crowds of beggars and pensioners selling antiques at the entrance of this striking onion-domed church on Vladimirsky prospekt. The Icons on the second floor are worth seeing and the interiors are breathtaking. It’s said that in communis
This palace was purchased by the wealthy Yusupov family in 1830 to house their art collection and retains an aristocratic atmosphere. It also was the scene of the grisly murder of the sleazy Siberian peasant and mystic Grigory Rasputin, who was exercisin
A wonderful little imperial garden that’s a perfect place to take a picnic made up from items bought from the nearby Sennoi market. You may notice some signs telling you that you can’t sit on the grass, but you can ignore that rule like everyone else her