Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, St. Petersburg

4.6
Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • I agree with the previous contributors, that it is hard to get in. I was in Smolny on business, after the meeting was over, the hosts were kind enough to offer a tour of the Lenin's office on the...  more »
  • Smolny Institute, a school for girls, the first in Russia, was founded by Catherine the Great, and, more importantly, later became the headquarters of Russia's Bolshevik Party in the period...  more »
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  • A favorite and must see in St Petersburg :)
  • Very nice church, very nice view. Not expensive. You can go to the top of the church for 150rub. Must see location.

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