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The Building Of The Admiralty

Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Originally a dockyard for shipbuilding, this early St. Petersburg building is known for its beautiful gilded spire, and now serves as a naval college.
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Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Admiralty building is striking, colorful and beautiful with a gilded spire The front faces the Neva River and along the side are lovely reliefs. Although it is across the street from the Winter Palace, it is not diminished as a landmark. It is also...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the end of Nevsky Prospekt and easily seen from Anichkov Bridge. Once the headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the Imperial Russian Navy, it is presently the headquarters of the Russian Navy. The Building of Admiralty is very elegant in its design with...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Admiralty building used to be former headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the Imperial Russian Navy in St. Petersburg. At present it is current headquarters of the Russian Navy, if I am not wrong. The edifice was re-built in the nineteenth century to support...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Building of the Admiralty, built on the site of a naval dockyard adjacent to the Neva Embankment, at the end of the Nevsky Prospect and close to the Winter Palace is an imposing building that stands out with its vivid colouring. As a Scot,...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Once a ship yard, now the home of the Russian Fleet Headquarters. This building is huge, quite a nice walk, just cruising around it, taking in its fine architecture

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Admiralty tower is strategically located on the Neva River in close proximity of Peter and Paul fortresses canons, so it could have been easily destroyed if overtaken by enemies. The Admiralty at first was functioning as a shipyard to build the new Russian Baltic...More

Thank Anna_Trestain
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The Admiralty was one of the first bulidings to be built in St Petersburg. Origionaly, It was designed to be a dockyard, where some of the first ships of Russia's Baltic fleet were built, and also fortified. Today's Admiralty was built in the early 19th...More

Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 26 June 2016

In the end of Nevsky Prospekt is located this site, very noticeable already from the Anichkov Bridge. That is some kind of a natural termination of the Imperial Prospekt, i.e. the Nevsky Prospekt and here was set the headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 25 June 2016

These beautiful buildings, together with their gilded dome and 230 feet spire are truly spectacular. The neo-classical gateway is really superb. We would love to have seen these buildings in winter when they are not partially hidden by trees.

1  Thank mjc404
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Another striking landmark set in park like surroundings. It is the the Building of the Admiralty and houses the naval headquarters so can only be viewed from the street. The gold spire topped by a weather vane makes it a good reference point when walking...More

1  Thank Margaret B
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