Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, St. Petersburg

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Visit a major part of Russia's history at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, a Palladian edifice that was once Vladimir Lenin's headquarters during the October Revolution. Originally built as a finishing school for women, the building features a classical design with a pastel exterior. Today, the building serves as the seat of St. Petersburg's mayor and home to a museum dedicated to Lenin, where you can learn all about the famous leader. Inside, explore the assembly hall where Lenin declared the creation of the Bolshevik state and see where Bolshevik party leader Sergei Kirov was assassinated in 1934. See Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny and all St. Petersburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our St. Petersburg route planning tool .
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  • In the year 1744 in the former courtyard of the monastery was laid Pitch, construction of which was personally Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. The monastery complex were to enter the temple with a Bell Tower, with house churches and the Institute of noble maidens. In the year 1764 when Catherine Smolny Monastery established the Imperial educational society of noble maidens. In its order stated that the Smolny Institute is designed to give the State of educated women, good mothers, healthy family members and society. Monastic cells were little fitted under classes and at the end of 18 century specifically for the Institute of noble maidens decided to construct a building to the South of the monastery. Construction lasted from 1806 onwards by the Italian architect Giacomo quarenghi. In 1808 the Institute adopted its first pupils and became the first public women's institution in Russia, remaining the most prestigious for many years. Building the Smolny, this strict proportions, built in the style of Russian classicism inherent monumentality of forms and laconicism. The central part is accentuated by the magnificent 8-column Ionic portico, topped with a pediment. With regard to the revolutionary events in the autumn of 1917 year Pitch.
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  • How would you treat a revolution, but it was in our history and know it is too necessary. So, if you have we to Smolny Cathedral, the former Institute of noble maidens who became is not married and does not place for noble Lords look too.
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  • Beautiful place and a significant part of Russian history
  • Very nice Park in front of the Pine. Always pure. Stools and urns. The audience pleasant. Gardeners Smolny-Gods! All blossoms in the spring-summer-fall! Fountains, lawns, Momma young walk. Little Urban heaven! There are also Chinese group-this Memorial area "Red route". In the Smolny Institute and Museum of the history of the wonderful revolutionary period with Lenin's headquarters. Get a no-brainer. But it's worth it.
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  • Sightseeing in Smolny need to be booked in advance, since it is not a museum. I was wondering. Told as about what it was before the revolution, and after. It turns out that Lenin lived very modestly. Noble maidens as well. And even watched all the Governors ' portraits of St. Petersburg (idea d. Granin said) in the gallery. In General, it is worth visiting as guests of the city (but them and so have that look), and in particular the St. Petersburg itself. In the photo-historical ballroom of the Smolny.
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  • Smolny was the commanding center of the Great Revolution. Inside is very big, now belongs to the St. Petersburg city government, inside the decoration has a thick historical sense, inside Lenin's office and living room still very commemorative meaning, still kept down so far.
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  • A wonderful Museum of Lenin. The real story
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