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Literary Cafe (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Nevskiy Prospekt 18

Tel. 312 6057

Open: 11am- 11pm

Subway: Nevskiy Prospekt

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Literary Cafe

Literary Cafe on Nevskiy Prospekt is famous for its role in history of Russian literature. It was a popular meeting place for Russians poets, writers and critiques and others in informal setting to socialize and discuss various subjects. Historic name of the Literary Cafe is Cafe Wulf et Beranger after its previous owner. The building itself was constructed in 1815 under supervision of the architect Vasiliy Stasov. Russia's great poet Alexander Pushkin frequented the area since he lived close by (Moika 12). It was here he met his sekundant (witness in the duel) Konstantin Danzas on the morning of a duel with French aristocrat Baron d'Anthes. Pushkin was mortally wounded at that duel and died later at home. However Literary Cafe didn't loose popularity. Fyodor Dostoevsky, poet Mikhail Lermontov, Nekrasov and many other authors visited this cafe. It is still a popular destination with fans of Russian literature, but keep in mind that the prices are unjustly high.

 

 

 


 

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