The first embankment in St.Petersburg

It appeared in what was then the city centre in the 1700s as the first embankment of St. Petersburg. Peter the Great"s house (today, the Cabin of Peter the Great Museum) was built in 1703. Houses of his associates such as Y. V. Bruce and M. P. Gagarin were situated nearby. P. P. Shafirov"s house (not preserved) accommodated the Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1724-27. The embankment was built up with storehouses from the 1730s.


This tourist route includes major places of Soviet and Russian movie industry. 

2 h

The City of Light

The exciting bus tour around the historic city center is dedicated to the most picturesque embankments of Saint Petersburg.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Petrovskaya naberezhnaya
  • Working time: Round table
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