Little known places of St. Petersburg
In the city on the Neva there are non-existent streets, which cannot be found on the map, and secret places where tourists do not lead, as well as amazing monuments of architecture with a rich history that are not familiar to everyone in St. Petersburg. In our article you will meet only a small part of little-known places in St. Petersburg, but if you ask the question “Where to go in St. Petersburg?”, The answer is simple – you need to contact the company “Event-Map” , which will open for you the wonderful world of the northern capital.
Lidval apartment building
On Kamennoostrovsky Avenue is the famous house of the architect Lidval. The house was built Lidval in the years 1902-1904 in the Art Nouveau style. It is decorated with many decorative elements: an eagle owl sits under the roof, sunflowers bloom on the balconies and metal spiders weave cobwebs, reliefs with flowers hang on the walls, and fly agarics and honey agarics grow on the columns. On the railing of the balcony of the first floor you can see the forged L – the first letter in the last name of Lidvall. Before the revolution, bankers, industrialists and entrepreneurs, high-ranking military officials and officials lived in the house. In 1909, the artist Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin lived in this house.
“Tear of Socialism”
The house designed by architect A. A. Olya was built as the first experimental community of engineers and writers. He had to show an unprecedented breakthrough in the future – a communist paradise in the socialization of life. There were no kitchens in the tenants’ apartments; instead, they were supposed to eat in the dining room for 200 people. Bathrooms were, but one per floor. Among the townspeople, the house was called “The Tear of Socialism”. Subsequently, the redevelopment was carried out and each apartment received a separate kitchen and toilet.
Courtyard with a lock
In the very center of the city, in one of the courtyards on Kanonerskaya Street, an unusual house hid, resembling a medieval knight’s castle. It is located at Kanonerskaya Street, 31. Finding yourself in the courtyard, you seem to fall outside the gates of a high medieval castle with a red tile roof and round towers with viewing platforms.
Thanks to the rich imagination of street artists, an ordinary residential building acquired heavy oak gates and stone galleries, and an emerald dragon chained with chains began to stand at the door, locked with heavy bolts. The house looks very unusual and even fabulous. The locals are already accustomed to it, but those who have not looked in here will not be able to remain indifferent to this little St. Petersburg miracle.
The factory garden of San Galli is part of the once extensive complex of a cast-iron and mechanical plant that appeared in these places back in 1853 at the initiative of the German entrepreneur inventor and king of the Russian cast-iron casting Franz Karlovich San-Galli.
Petersburg Cathedral Mosque
Cathedral mosque on Gorky for a long time was considered the largest mosque in our country. The Petersburg Mosque is one of the largest in Europe and is also considered the northernmost in the world. The height of the building reaches 39 meters, and the height of the minarets – 48 meters.
The nose of Major Kovalev
One of the three noses of Gogol’s work. In the overcoat, with a cane and with a cylinder, neither give a true Petersburger. It stands on thin, curved legs in the courtyard of the philological faculty of St. Petersburg State University, in the middle of a stone labyrinth.
The building, built in the style of the French Renaissance, is quite difficult not to notice, it stands out strongly against the background of all local buildings. The house was built in 1890 by the project of the famous architect I. S. Kitner of brick and hewn stone and belonged to the Saxon entrepreneur K. B. Siegel.
This amazing courtyard on Tchaikovsky Street is one of the youngest sights of St. Petersburg. By the way, the yard is famous not only because of the bright colors of the mosaic, but also because it was made by children. A colorful panel, like scales of colorful fish, literally enveloped every object in the yard.
The benches, walkways, house walls, sculptures and sundials are decorated with colorful stained glass mosaic drawings. At some point, an unremarkable courtyard literally began to overgrow with mosaics right in front of the locals and eventually became a kind of open-air museum. This attraction, which is better to see once than to hear about it a hundred times, was created by students of the Small Academy of Arts.
Animal Tire Park
Many of the most diverse art objects – sculptures of animals – were placed on the site in front of the Rise of the Machines Museum. Rhinos, spiders, horses, cheetahs and bears appear to the gaze of the townspeople, and in the very center of the exposition the king of beasts is located on a pedestal – a huge three-meter lion surrounded by its retinue.