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Mikhailovskiy Castle Historical Museum

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Address: Sadovaya St., 2, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Now a branch of the Russian Museum with portraits of Russian rulers on...

Now a branch of the Russian Museum with portraits of Russian rulers on display, this castle built for Paul I has a fascinating and mysterious history, which includes Paul's assassination in his own bedroom.

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So robust building of the castle and one wonderful museum within it !

That is rather one excellent location of Mikhailovsky Castle on the Fontanka River Embankment, between the Summer Garden of Peter I and Mikhailovskiy Garden. It is situated in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Khimki, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The uniquely designed palace was never well-preserved and still is not (and probably never will be) completely restored. It is a huge circular building which now houses temporary exhibitions of the State Russian museum, so except from interiors (of which very few are restored) its contents will vary from time to time.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

That is rather one excellent location of Mikhailovsky Castle on the Fontanka River Embankment, between the Summer Garden of Peter I and Mikhailovskiy Garden. It is situated in the core of the Historical Center of St Petersburg. The Castle is also known as the Engineer's Castle and was built some years after the coronation of Emperor Paul I. It really... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wandering through the cultural center of Petersburg, I saw the brass plaque identifying Russian Museum Mikhailovsky Castle depicted in the accompanying photo. I had visited for the cultural experience, and admission was only about US$5. I was pleasantly surprised, although most of the exhibits are not described in English. Who needs a description of exquisite sculptures or room-sized paintings? The... More 

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Buelach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The mickhailovsky castle is a good place to start in St Petersburg. Also good on a rainy day. Impressive collection of art and historical items.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We would have loved to see inside this impressive building but unfortunately it was closed. The best we could do was peer into the courtyard where work was in progress, preparing for an exhibition. However, the exterior is extremely good.

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This guy built this fortifications with a moat system, cannons pointing towards the town, completely isolated, because he thought someone would kill him; maybe his mother's friends. He built it quickly at night, and get this, then they actually got at him and killed him, inside of the castle, in his bed! That is the story and nothing else. If... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Thursday visit after work! Open till 9 Lots of little rooms You are walking through a palace 18th century Takes about 1.5 hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

An interesting exhibition in the home of the slightly mental Paul I. All most interesting parts were explained quite well in English too. Fascinating section on more recent Russian history as well as the imperial age.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The castle contained lots of interesting paintings and sculptures but mainly contained Russian artists and figures we hadn't really heard of. They were interesting but nothing to really rave about. I would visit here if you have spare time but not necessarily miss other things instead. The cheap entry fee makes it worthwhile.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We came here to kill some time before going into the Faberge museum. It was more interesting from the outside than the inside. If you don't have time skip. But you can get a ticket to enter here and other museums.

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