St Petersburg Walking Tours, Russian Building Guides, Architectural Walks, Architects
St Petersburg Architecture Tours
Russian Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks tailor made for Groups
post updated post updated 19 August 2021
St Petersburg Walking Tours
Contact for your walking guide in Russia: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 skyscraper building – Europe’s tallest tower:
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.
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.
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 building 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)e-architect.com. Payments must be made in full prior to the architectural tour.
Mariinsky Theatre Russia building designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Canada:
image from architect
e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in Moscow, and in other East European cities such as Helsinki, Stockholm, Warsaw, Prague and Belgrade. We also offer a wide range of city walks across the rest of Europe, for example in the cities of Copenhagen, Barcelona, Edinburgh and London.
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Recent St Petersburg Buildings
Design: Philippe Starck
image © yoo
picture : UNStudio
Dance Palace St Petersburg
Design: RMJM Architects
St Petersburg Airport
St Petersburg Airport : Architecture competition win
New Holland Island
Design: Foster + Partners
New Holland Island St Petersburg
Russian Architecture Designs – chronological list
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