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St Petersburg Architecture Tours

Russian Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks tailor made for Groups

post updated 10 Mar 2020

St Petersburg Walking Tours

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St Petersburg Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our St Petersburg guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in North West Russia are all exclusive to each client. Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in North-West Russia please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg building – Europe’s tallest tower:
Lakhta Centre St Petersburg Skyscraper
photo : Anton Galakhov

St Petersburg Architecture Introduction

St Petersburg is a major historical city in the north west of Russia. The city’s architecture is flourishing and well worth a visit with some major projects recently completed and more under construction. The city has been called the ‘Venice of the North’, due to a large amount of canals and over 400 bridges. It is the result of a major urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. It was previously known as Leningrad and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

Key contemporary buildings in the city which can be visited on our tours include the new Mariinsky Theatre, the Dance Palace, the Hermitage Museum, New Holland Island and the site for LeontievskyMys.

Major architects working in the city include Foster + Partners, Philippe Starck, Grimshaw, Diamond Schmitt Architects, UNStudio and RMJM Architects.

Mariinsky Theatre building interior design – beautiful sculptural stairs:
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg interior
photo from architect

St Petersburg Architecture Walking Tours

St Petersburg Architectural Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The St Petersburg Architecture Tour can last from a few hours to a few days depending on how many buildings your group wishes to visit and of course how long your visit is.

New Holland Island:
New Holland Island
photo : Petr Timofeev

e-architect can provide basic advice ahead of Walking Tours of St Petersburg about types and areas of buildings. We try to accommodate your interests on our St Petersburg Architecture Tours and can assist with programme preparation ahead of the visit to Russia.

St Petersburg Architecture : key buildings to visit in the city

Expoforum St Petersburg Congress and Exhibition Centre design by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, Evgeny Gerasimov & Partners and SPEECH
photography © Dmitry Chebanenko

St Petersburg Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Russian architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at) Payments must be made in full prior to the architectural tour.

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Mariinsky Theatre Russia by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Canada:
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg Building
image from architect

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e-architect also organise architecture tours in other cities such as Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Belgrade, Prague, Barcelona, Edinburgh and London.

Location: St Petersburg, Russia

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Recent St Petersburg Buildings

Design: Philippe Starck
LeontievskyMys St Petersburg
image © yoo

Dance Palace
Architects: UNStudio
Dance Palace St Petersburg building design
picture : UNStudio
Dance Palace St Petersburg

Okhta Tower
Design: RMJM

St Petersburg Airport
Design: Grimshaws
St Petersburg Airport : Architecture competition win

New Holland Island
Design: Foster + Partners
New Holland Island St Petersburg

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