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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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Imposing Building

The Building of the Admiralty, built on the site of a naval dockyard adjacent to the Neva Embankment, at the end of the Nevsky Prospect and close to the Winter Palace is an... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Building of the Admiralty, built on the site of a naval dockyard adjacent to the Neva Embankment, at the end of the Nevsky Prospect and close to the Winter Palace is an imposing building that stands out with its vivid colouring. As a Scot, it was intriguing to see the Ensign of the Russian Navy flying above this building,... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once a ship yard, now the home of the Russian Fleet Headquarters. This building is huge, quite a nice walk, just cruising around it, taking in its fine architecture

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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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Workington, United Kingdom
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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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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 26 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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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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