Petersburg of Nikolay Gogol

A great part of his life Nikolay Gogol had spent in St.Petersburg. It has influenced his works. Many of his writings describe the city

This route will get you acquanted with the places in Saint Petersburg which Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol visited, lived in and wrote about.

  • temples and cathedrals 1 ,
  • points of interest 5 ,
  • theaters 1
6 km, 636 m
The Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

The Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, 22-24

In the 18th century in the house 22 on Nevsky prospekt, near to the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, there was a book store owen by Smirdin. From 1817, he was a salesman in the book shop of V. A. Plavilshchikov, after his death he inherited his shop, printing office and library. He published compositions by contemporary writers in large editions and sold them at low prices, he introduced a constant author's fee for the first time in Russian publishing. The activity of Smirdin contributed to the creation of a literary profession and its distribution throughout the country. Smirdin published compositions by A.S.Pushkin, N. V. Gogol, V. A. Zhukovsky, P. A. Vyazemsky, E. A. Baratynsky and I. A. Krylov.

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Saint Petersburg, Ploschad Ostrovskogo, 6

One of the oldest russian extant dramatic theatres 

The Russian State Pushkin Academy Drama Theater - the legendary Alexandrinsky Theater - is the oldest Russian national theater. It was founded by the Senate’s Decree, signed by Empress Elizabeth (daughter of Peter the Great) on August 30, 1756, the day of Saint Alexander Nevsky. This theater is the progenitor of all Russian theaters and the date of its foundation is the birthday of the Russian professional theater. Foundation of the theater gave a start to the Russian state policy in the field of theater arts.

Here, at the Alexandrinsky Theater, took place premieres of practically all plays of the Russian drama classics: from the "Woes of Wits" by A. Griboyedov to the plays by A. Ostrovsky and A. Chekhov.

During the season of 2005/2006, the Alexandrinsky Theater had undergone a general reconstruction, resulting in restoration of the historical image of the building’s interiors. At the same time, the Alexandrinsky will turn into one of the most technically perfect theater venues.

The grand opening of the reconstructed Alexandrinsky Theater took place on August 30, 2006, in the course of celebration of the 250th anniversary of the oldest state drama theater of Russia. The opening of the renovated Alexandrinsky stage became the culmination of the anniversary festivities and was held in the presence of the state leaders.

1 km, 117 m
House of Zverkov

House of Zverkov

St. Petersburg, nab. Griboedova canal, 69

Since 1829 till May,1931 Nikolay Gogol

The house where Gogol lived became famouse after he had mentioned it in his "Diary of a Mad Man"

2 km, 16 m
Kazanskaya Street, 39

Kazanskaya Street, 39

St. Petersburg, Kazanskaya ul., 39

The house where lived poet Adam Mitskevich and Nikolay Gogol

362 m
House of Yakunchikova

House of Yakunchikova

St. Petersburg, nab. reki Moyki., 66

This house was the first place where Nikolay Gogol rented a flat

The house was built in 1850. It is also called Culture Center n.a. Volodarsky

442 m
Kyuzel's House

Kyuzel's House

St. Petersburg, Malaya Morskaya ul., 17

Russian writer Nokolay Gogol lived here from 1833 till 1866.

English Club occupied Kuzel's House in 1771.

There is Gogol's memorial board on the house wall that holds the dates when the writer lived here.

676 m
The Twelve Collegia

The Twelve Collegia

St. Petersburg, Universitetskaya nab.,7

There is Nikolay Gogol memorial board on the building

1 km, 822 m