Pushkin's Petersburg: a tour in the footsteps of the poet

The best years of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin were spent in St. Petersburg. Here he studied at the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, found real friends and wrote his famous works.


The northern capital has become both the home and the place of the tragic death of the poet, so the city keeps many places associated with him.


Lyceum


Address: Sadovaya str., 2, Pushkin


Alexander Sergeevich was born in Moscow and visited the imperial capital for the first time only at the age of 2.


A conscious acquaintance with St. Petersburg occurred in 1811, when young Sasha joined the ranks of the lyceum students of the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. During his studies, the future poet found the Patriotic War of 1812, met Delvig, Pushchin and Kuchelberg. It was here that he decided to link his fate with poetry and even wrote several outstanding works.


For a trip to Pushkin, where the Memorial Museum is located, free up the whole day to walk around the town and look at the Catherine Palace along the way.


House in Kolomna


Address: 185 Fontanka River Embankment


After graduating from the lyceum, the young Pushkin lived for some time with his parents in a small apartment on the outskirts of the city. Yes, the Fontanka Embankment in those days was the outskirts of St. Petersburg, and now, two centuries later, the Admiralty district is considered the heart of the historical part of the city.


Pushkin's room was small, resembling a cubicle rather than a full-fledged room. However, a modest lifestyle did not prevent Alexander Sergeevich from creating. He described his impressions in the poem “The House in Kolomna".


Laval House


Address: English nab., 4


Pushkin loved balls, music and beautiful ladies, so he was a frequent guest of the Laval couple. Here he met with other poets and writers, and here he read his famous ode “Liberty” to the guests.


Pushkin's Apartment Museum


Address: Moika River Embankment, 12


Pushkin rented an apartment on the Moika a few months before his death. He brought his wife and children here, planned to develop his career and devote himself to creativity.


However, his plans were not destined to come true. In January 1837, the poet, in a fit of stupidity or nobility, went to a duel and was seriously wounded. Alexander Sergeevich spent the last hours of his life in this apartment.


Pushkin is associated with many attractions in St. Petersburg, and most of them are located in the Admiralteysky district of the city. By booking a room at the Express Sadovaya Hotel, you will have the opportunity to explore all these locations on foot.


Express Sadovaya Hotel offers comfortable apartments of two categories, attractive prices for accommodation and attentive attitude to each guest.