Discover Marsovo Pole district Russia

Heading eastbound along the Moika from Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square, you will pass the French Institute before coming to the Pushkin House. On the other side of the canal, Millionnaya (Millionnaire) Street, so-called because of the rich palaces that line it, leads to Marble Palace. The palace was built by Rinaldi in 1768 and is now used as an annex to the Russian Museum. Continue on to the Field of Mars Park (or Marsovo Pole) and the Summer Garden, both laid out in the French style and decorated with numerous Greek-Italian statues. At the confluence of the Neva and the Fontanka rivers stands the Summer Palace, built in 1711 by Trezzini. Designed by Carlo Rossi and with a statue of Pushkin at its centre, Arts Square boasts some of the most prestigious institutions in Russia, in particular the Russian Museum. Behind that, on the bank of the Griboyedov Canal, stands the mesmerising Church of the Resurrection of Christ, also known as the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Its classical style stands out from the baroque profusion of the other monuments, and its colourful icons bring to mind those of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

  • Marsovo Pole district , The Champs de Mars neighbourhood , Russia
    The Champs de Mars neighbourhood

    The colourful domes and the fascinating Resurrection of Christ church bring to mind Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

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  • Marsovo Pole district , Russia
    Marsovo Pole district
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  • Marsovo Pole district , Russia
    Marsovo Pole district
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    Marsovo Pole district
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