St. Petersburg Sights

Square of the Arts (ploshchad Iskusstu)

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Published 01/04/2016

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If you stand in front of the magnificent State Museum of Russian Art and turn to survey the entire square, the first building on your right, with old-fashioned lanterns adorning its doorways, is the Mikhailovsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Bordering the square's south side, on the east corner of ulitsa Mikhailovskaya, is the former Nobles' Club, now the Shostakovich Philharmonia, home to the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. The buildings on the square's remaining sides are former residences and school buildings.

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pl. Iskusstu, St. Petersburg, St.-Petersburg, 191011, Russia

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Published 01/04/2016


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