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The Building Of The Admiralty

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Address: Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Originally a dockyard for shipbuilding, this early St. Petersburg building...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fleet and to support Peter’s Imperial ambitions (produced 262 warships). Peter himself was seen over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 centuary, by Adrian Zakharov. He maintained the original plan of the building, but turned it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 Imperial Russian Navy. Now it is the headquarter of the present Russian Navy. The Building... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 along Nevsky Prospekt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Building of the Admiralty is the current headquarters of the Russian navy, therefore you cannot view the inside. It is located at the western end of Nevsky Prospekt and is one of the city's most visable landmarks and focal point of St. Petersburg's three main streets. It has a gilded spire topped with a golden weather vane in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I am really glad I was able to relax beside the grand fountain which streamed up some lovely pieces of sound to my ears. I believe this location is well suitable for picnic. I continued walking ahead through the public area toward the State Hermitage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

I visited the place not on purpose but because I just passed by it on the way to my hotel. Nice building but you can't go in. It is a navy headquarter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Best viewed from the steps of the Hydrofoil station, this is a magnificent building, situated just across from the Hermitage it is well on the tourist route, well worth a picture or ten.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This building located next to the Neva is really very nice. Very sharp tower, golden roof, which is very shiny in the sun. The building is nice from form and color.

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