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Admiralty (Saint Petersburg)

 Admiralty (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Admiralteyskaya naberezhnaya 2

Bus: 7, 10, K- 129, K- 147

Tram: 1, 5, 7, 10, 17, 22

 

 

 

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 Description of Admiralty

Admiralty of Saint Petersburg is situated just next to Hermitage or Winter Palace and across Peter and Paul Fortress. Originally Admiralty of Saint Petersburg was a fortified shipyard that was erected in 1704- 11 by the orders of Emperor Peter I for construction of new Russian military and trade fleet. About 10,000 artisans and various workers came from all over Russia to construct first wooden battleship for future Russian Navy.

 

Shipyard was surrounded by moat, earthen ramparts and five bastions for soldiers. The first ship was launched in 1706 and during reign of Peter I alone Admiralty shipyard launched 262 war ships. First building with a spire topped by a ship was built here in 1711.  The main building was renovated and reconstructed several times, but a spire with its symbolic ship stayed. Current structure was erected in 1806 following a design of Andrey Zakharow. It was once occupied by Marine Department and School of Naval Architecture as well as other naval institutes.

 

Since 1925 Admiralty is home to the Naval Engineering School.  Its central tower with a spire commonly known as "the needle" is one of the most visible and easily distinguished buildings in panorama of the city. Hundreds of people gather here to watch how bridges are raised every night.

 

 


 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

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