St. Michael's Castle


St Michael’s Castle was designed by V. Brenna and V. Bazhenov as a residence for Emperor Paul I. The Emperor himself took part in designing the castle. It was named after St Michael (patron saint of the Royal family). Paul I spent only forty days there - on the night of 11/12 March 1801, he was murdered in a palace coup.

Today the castle houses expositions «The History of the Castle and its Inhabitants», «Antique Subjects in the Russian Art» and «The Renaissance in the Oeuvre of Russian Artists».

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 500 RUR

2, Sadovaya Street

Closest metro station:
Gostiny dvor, Nevsky prospekt

+7 (812) 595-42-48


Open hours:
Daily: 10.00 - 18.00, tickets till 17.30, Thursday: 13.00 - 21.00, tickets till 20.30. Closed: Tuesday