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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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"weather vane"
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"nevsky prospekt"
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"neva river"
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"western end"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge yellow building taking up several blocks along the river -- across from the Winter Palace. The Admiralty was build as a shipyard by Peter the Great (1704-11). Building is U-shaped and served as headquarters for the Russian navy. Rebuilt in 1806. Closed to public,...More

Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice building and whichever aspect you view from it’s great to spend time here. From the River Neva side it’s good but best to view it from the park. It’s close the St Isaacs Cathedral which can be viewed from the sand...More

Thank Castlewolf
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The Admiralty is a lovely building situated at 2 Admiralteyskaya naberezhnaya. Closed to the public but good for a picture. Close to St Isaac's Cathedral.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is quite a large complex located along the Neva between Senate Square and Palace Square. It's a very impressive looking structure and is well worth the effort of walking around outside. I didn't see any tourists going inside when I visited, but that's possibly...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Actually this is a group of buildings within a building, The outer building is the most impressive one and looks like a Palace, so it is better to look around it then to go inside. The front of this building is facing a nice park...More

Thank Joop V
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Passed by Building of the Admiralty on Navy Day. Many people were at Admiralteyskiy to attend the Navy Day celebration.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

I only admired the building from the outside, but was glad to have seen it during my time in St. Petersburg. The ship that adorns the very top of the building looks tiny, but is actually about six feet tall! Yet another building showcasing Russian...More

Thank Rose T
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The yellow-colored structures next to Neva Embankment are nice and attractive particularly at night time. Currently it is the Headquarters of Russian Navy. We were lucky to have time to view the buildings both in day time and at night. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

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
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

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
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