Neues Palais – Largest 18th Century Structure

Neues Palais – Largest 18th Century Structure

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The New Palace is the largest 18th century structure in the Sanssouci park. It was built from 1763 to 1769 according to the plans of Johann Gottfried Büring, Heinrich Ludwig Manger, and Carl von Gontard, and served Frederick II as a palace for his guests. The palace has different areas. The Grand Tour gives you access to the main part – room after room of beautiful furnished history. This walk can be a bit long and you have to wear special footwear on top of your own shoes to protect the floors. The King\’s apartment tour is shorter, guided and you get to see a lot of books at the end. There\’s also a theater in the Neues Palais, and you can buy tickets for a show there.

Opening hours:
April 1 through October 31: 9am – 5pm
November 1 through March 31: 9am – 4pm
Closed on Fridays

Admission prices:
6.00 Euro (5.00) in summer, with guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) in summer, without guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) in winter, with guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) The King\’s apartment, with guide, only in summer months

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St. Isaac Cathedral – The Most Impressive Construction of 19th Century in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Isaac Cathedral – The Most Impressive Construction of 19th Century in St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Isaac’s is the world’s third largest domed cathedral and the first monument you see of the city if you arrive by ship. Isaakievsky Sobor is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great. It’s main dome rises 101,5 meters and is plated with pure gold. The exterior is faced with gray and red stone, and features a total 112 red granite columns with Corinthian capitals. Its interior is as awesome and decoration includes sculpture, painting polished stone, gifting, mosaic, stained-glass windows.

Location: 1, Isaakievskaia Ploschad.
Open: Thursday to Tuesday, 11am to 7pm, last admission is at 6pm
Cost: 250 Roubles for cathedral, 80 Roubles for colonnade
N.B.! No photography or video-filming is allowed in the Cathedral or at the Colonnade.

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