Culture of St. Petersburg

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Mariinsky teatrNa space of human history for 300 years – the age of St. Petersburg – not a long time. However, during this historically short time at St. Petersburg’s reputation was firmly established cultural capital of Russia. The city arose on the edge, we can say, on the border of the enormous Russian Empire at the entrance to the Baltic Sea. But from the moment when he conceived his Emperor Peter I founded it as the capital of the Russian state.

The city was in a border position between Europe and Russia. And his border position made him the focus of cultural and other ties between them. The city was built and Russian and foreign architects, who left us a priceless architectural heritage, miraculously preserved until today. St. Petersburg – the open-air museum. Here that neither the house – the museum or monument. Walk in St. Petersburg – and you will see this. The ensemble of Palace Square with Alexander Column, Vasilievsky Island, the Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral – the world-famous symbols of St. Petersburg. After recovering from the devastation of war, turmoil of perestroika Petersburg appears to us in the former beauty. To St. Petersburg was built by architects from Italy, France, Netherlands, Russian architects. Architectural ensembles of the city, they have created, miraculously survived almost unchanged. Thanks to St. Petersburg has become a unique nature reserve of European architectural styles of the past three centuries, coexisting in harmony. Learn more about Peterhof fountains.
In addition to the architectural heritage of St. Petersburg is famous for its magnificent museum collections that are stored in the Hermitage – the main museum of the city, the Russian Museum, and many other more intimate, but having at least valuable works of art. This museum of the Academy of Fine Arts, this museum of the Arctic and Antarctic, keeping their collections in addition to works by artists of great northern ethnographic material and objects of decorative art. This and numerous art galleries.
In the city on the Neva many various museums. There is, for example, the Museum of Musical Instruments, where you can see a large collection of musical instruments, from ancient to modern. The museum is located in the Palace Sheremetyevo reported Sunday. Tools are not silent – you can hear how they sound. Band plays on them Sheremetevsky palace “New Holland”. Museum is a museum complex of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music – one of the largest museums in the world of theater. The exhibits of the museum tell about drama, opera and ballet in the history of theater in Russia. In wide variety and historical coverage collection contains about half a million pieces of relics associated with the name of theater artists, composers, and actors. Among the exhibits there are also a large collection of costumes, which is a collection of clothes from the former Russian Imperial Theatres.
Shaky foundation of marshland, which was created Petersburg, was able to be born in the city on the Neva River and the unique literature, prominent representatives of which are Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, who loved this city. His spiritual atmosphere imbued their works. The converse is true: their spiritual world, incarnated in a word, formed the spiritual atmosphere of the city, has become inseparable from it. “Pushkin’s Petersburg”, “Dostoevsky’s Petersburg” – a theme for the rich and very interesting excursions, developed many of our tour desk goroda.Zimny ​​Palace
Places associated with the life and work of the great people of our city, turned into museum offices. The most famous museum of its kind – Pushkin Apartment Museum on the Moika Embankment, 12, where the great Russian poet, spent the last years of his life and where he died after a tragic duel. Besides the museum, perfectly recreates the atmosphere in which he lived and worked Pushkin, in many other museums of this kind: the museum office Dostoyevsky Museum-Apartment Block, museum apartment Brodsky apartment museum of Rimsky-Korsakov museum apartment Chaliapin.
St. Petersburg Ballet School, which has preserved for us the charm of classical ballet, has received worldwide recognition. On the stage of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg has long been a leading dancer, and then the chief choreographer Marius Ivanovich Petipa theater. His productions of ballets to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the “Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker” became world-renowned masterpieces of ballet.
In St. Petersburg, lived and worked great musicians and composers of the past and present, such as Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Sviridov and many others.
Cultural life of St. Petersburg is not stopped today. There are more than 80 theaters (of which 30 are state-owned), which continues his life classical performances along with contemporary performances. A huge number of museums, has excellent exhibits very different directions. This and the Hermitage and the Russian Museum is a museum-reserve “Peterhof”, “Tsarskoye Selo”, “Pavlovsk”, “Oranienbaum”, “Gatchina”, this historical museums, literary museums, natural history, ethnographic museums, numerous exhibition halls, the largest of which is the Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”. Architecture, gardens and parks of St. Petersburg, cinemas, concert halls, stadiums, collecting a huge number of viewers are attracted to the city from all over the world tourists who want to plunge into the unique atmosphere of the city. City of white nights, celebrated by Pushkin, and also became one of its symbols.
Rich and diverse musical events in St. Petersburg. Every year the city hosts more than 100 festivals of culture and arts. There are new tradition – the annual city carnival.