National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg

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  • Nevsky Prospekt is a beautiful building to the East along the goscheesey Dvor. You can through the underpass for Metro station is directly beneath the cross Nevsky Prospekt. Draw the curve facing the intersection, look I have lost.
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  • Previous authors reviews a lot said about the inner essence of the library-about the library itself. And rightly so! But almost never mentioned that Corps Rossi on Ostrovsky square is one of the masterpieces of architecture in Saint Petersburg, built in 1826-1832 under the project of the great architect Karl Ivanovich Rossi and survived until our days almost intact. This building and have one little secret. Here from 1832 onwards "lives" is the smallest representative of the numerous and diverse tribe of the Petersburg sphynxes, and, unlike the rest of their "relatives", living in different places in the city and suburbs in pairs or quads, this Babe is one. And although it is on everyone's mind, few residents not to mention visiting the city, knows of its existence. Everyone who visited the area, must have seen that the main façade of the library is decorated with statues of ancient philosophers, standing on the second floor between the columns. Those who do not raise the sloth look even higher, seen that the main façade is topped by a pediment, above which is a statue of the goddess of wisdom, Minerva (sculptor Vasily demut-Malinovsky). Here's her helmet and "live" our smallest Sphinx, looking from your high pedestal "of the square and the bustle of the Nevsky Prospekt. You must, of course, take a good look at, to understand that this is exactly the Sphinx, rather than some sort of bump on helmet.
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  • To get to the library, you must have a passport. You to quickly register, issue you a library card, and then click Finish. My favorite building of NLR, that art. Metro gostinny Dvor. For there in the first place, much more cosy reading room. And secondly, you can choose books yourself. MFN is reading rooms and books from there make it is impossible. Moreover, it is strictly prohibited. Very nice and sociable staff library. Quite a lot of books rahlichnyh areas, which are freely available. Classy bright reading room with tables with table lamps. Almost every table has a socket, also in the library of the very powerful free wi-fi. A paradise for the modern man. Just in the reading room contains a mix of computers for work and you can make a photocopy for little money.
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  • The diamond of Saint-Petersburg. A great atmosphere, the highest level of service, and a huge storage (37 millions, 6th in the world, the biggest for literature in Russian).
  • Very impressive building with tons of books
  • Great library
  • Beautiful building
  • Great library

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