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Naval Museum in Old Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns

Birzhevaya Square, 4 | Strelka, Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 303-85-11
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Housed in a white-columned, Greek- and Roman-style building, this museum will delight any naval enthusiast with over 800,000 exhibits, including the actual boat on which Peter the Great learned to sail. The red rostral columns, with gas torches at the top, acted as lighthouses for ships navigating the Neva River.
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Birzhevaya Square, 4 | Strelka, Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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Birzhevaya Square, 4 | Strelka, Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 303-85-11
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This Greek influenced design has a full portico held up by brilliantly white columns. It is just across the street from the Rostral columns and park setting. After 200 years, it has had several uses and now is transitioning back to a commodities exchange. Of...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Got there by bus and got off at Universiteskaya. The Rostral Columns were lit with fire for Navy Day celebration.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The nice Naval Museum (old Stock Exchange) on Vasilievsky Island is a landmark for tourists. The beautiful garden in front of the museum and the two Rostral Columns opposite are targets for photographers as well. This Old Stock Exchange has been converted into sailors' club...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

St.petersburg says that, it was a kind of light for ship which find the city! this is 2 columns! some times fired on it! it is free activities

Thank mmi1360
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Works as a nice view over the river, unique in its design.The columns were built as beacons to guide the constantly growing number of ships during St. Petersburg's long dark nights.

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Old Stock Exchange has a beautiful park in front of it. The Old Stock Exchange building is a beautiful piece of Greek architecture. It is the main building in an architectural complex located on the spit of Vasilyevsky Island. Nearby there are the Rostral...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We drove by and noticed the columns, it was 10 at night and there was about 200 citizens having a party under these columns. A swing dance in 50's outfits. It was great to see the locals celebrate living in St. Petersburg. The boats on...More

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Stock Exchange was founded by Peter the Great and used to be the trade center of St. Petersburg. The current building was erected in 1810 and was designed by Frenchman Thomas de Thomon, who is said to have modeled his designs on the Temple...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were in St. P on a holiday and the column was lit up which made our visit special. The two columns are really not worth a special visit, take a great picture

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Our guide drove us out of our planned route to show us this "must see" attraction. There is a huge, tall marble column that holds zero appeal, visually. I guess if you have kids and they're into photo ops, I'm not sure I see the...More

Thank Alexandra M
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