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Kunstkammer, Saint Petersburg

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The Kunstkammer located on the Neva River Embankment is a symbol of the Russian Academy of Sciences since the beginning of the XVIII century. The Kunstkammer was opened in 1714 under decree of Peter I in St. Petersburg. This is the first public museum in Russia and one of the oldest ethnographic museums in the world. The museum was created with the purpose of collecting and studying curiosities created by nature and human. Originally the Kunstkammer was housed in the Summer Palace, and later — in the Kikin Hall, and since 1727 it has been housed in the building of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences on the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. The Kunstkammer is a sample of the Petrine Baroque, one of the few surviving monuments of St. Petersburg of the first third of the XVIII century. At present, the collection of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the Kunstkammer) is one of the most complete and interesting in the world. The museum numbers over a million items and reflects the diversity of the cultures of the Old and New Worlds. The basis of the collection of the Kunstkammer in St. Petersburg includes personal collections of Peter the Great. Ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological collections of the museum represent the culture and life of many nations all over the Earth. Simultaneously, the museum has always been and continues being one of the largest research centers for the study of human cultural heritage, continuing traditions of the great Russian ethnographers and anthropologists of XVIII-XX centuries.

Excursions with Kunstkammer

Saint-Petersburg is often referred to as Venice of the North. Like the Italian city, the Northern capital of Russia boasts wondrous architecture, splendid museums and vibrant lifestyle. Born from the sea foam and specifically designed as a gateway of

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Get a glimpse of what St. Petersburg looked like more than 300 years ago during our 4-hour city tour with a visit to Peter and Paul’s fortress. Our City Tour provides a unique opportunity to get familiar with one of the most beautiful cities in Euro

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Explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and visit one of its most picturesque sights. You’ll see magnificent Nevsky Prospect, beautiful views of rivers, channels and bridges of “Venice of the North”, marvelous cathedrals, splendid palaces of t

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Do not miss your chance to get a first glance at the stronghold of Empire ambiance, the royal city of St. Peterburg. During our city tour you will have a look at its prominent sights and monuments, elegant ships cruising under massive brigdes of Neva

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A relatively young city, St. Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been playing key role in the history of Russia ever since. Our sightseeing tour will acquaint you with the main architectural and historical monuments of Saint Petersburg. You will

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St. Petersburg occupies the first place in Russia and one of the leading places in the world for the number of bridges. The elegance of the draw bridges can be compared only to the beauty of the city architectural ensembles. The bridges of St. Peter

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