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Mikhailovskiy Castle Historical Museum

Sadovaya St., 2, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 595-42-48
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sadovaya St., 2, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 595-42-48
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is small when compared to other palaces. I really liked it as there was hardly anyone in the palace. It will not take you more than 1 hour to see the Palace. I suggest going in the morning as there is hardly anyone...More

Thank George09822
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I spent much longer here than intended because the temporary exhibits were fantastic. Without those, many restored rooms are beautiful and worth a visit if you have time.

Thank julijoyeux
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Located near the canal is the Mikhailovskiy Castle Historical Museum. The palace has later converted into a military engineering academy and thus being called as Engineering Castle as well. Entrance fee is required to view the arts collection and historical items inside. Quite worthwhile if...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Pawel_Izhewsky
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...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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.

1  Thank Roland S
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.

1  Thank mjc404
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,...More

1  Thank AnotherKlaus
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

Thank boatlover7411
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