The 5 hidden charming courtyards of Saint Petersburg

Mosaic courtyard

Located on Ulitsa Tchaikovskogo, this bright mosaic courtyard the new advance tourist attraction. What’s interesting is that almost everything in this yard – benches, paths, house walls, sculptures and sundials – was decorated by students of the Small Academy of Arts. They created a wonderful mosaic picture wrapping up the entire place like the scales of some colorful fish, turning what was once an unremarkable courtyard, into an open-air art gallery.

Address: 2 Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki and 2/7 Ulitsa Tchaikovsky Street

Little Paris courtyard

In the summer of 2014, a courtyard of the Grand Familia residence cluster was turned into another little Paris in Saint Petersburg. The yard houses a five-story copy of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and even the Louvre glass pyramid. All that is missing is an organ grinder and a couple cozy cafes.

Address: 63 Prospect Kosmonavtov

Парижский дворик на проспекте Космонавтов. Здесь находится копия Эйфелевой башни высотой с пятиэтажный дом.Желающие  сфоткаться с этой достопримечательностью так надоели местным жителям, что сейчас в дворике дежурит специально нанятый охранник, который выгоняет всех пробравшихся в это пространство посторонних . #дворыпетербурга #арт #стритарт #уличныйарт #yard #streetart #mural #граффити #streetpainting #courtyard#pietaru#graffiti #street #streetstyle #питерналадони #architecture #art🎨 #art#piteronline#petrohrad#sanpetersburgo #sanktpetersburg #pitergram#spb_trip #парижскийдворик#уголокфранции#эйфелевабашня#eifelturm#eifeltower#eiffelturm#

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A round house

The courtyard of one of the oldest residential buildings in Saint Petersburg has an unusual round shape. Built in the late 18th century, the house itself is listed as one of the city’s cultural heritage objects. In addition, the place once served as a residence for Alexander Pushkin’s parents.

Address: 92В Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki

A castle yard

Located right in the heart of the city, this artistic courtyard looks like a medieval knight’s castle bailey with a red tile roof and round towers with viewing platforms. To decorate an ordinary apartment house street artists added heavy oak gates, stone galleries, and put an emerald dragon on duty by the door.

Address: 31 Ulitsa Kanonerskaya

John Lennon Street

Missing on the city maps and hidden from the eyes of the uninitiated, this is a little piece of street behind the two doors leading to the ‘Pushkinskaya, 10’ Art Center. The whole place is a real Mecca for fans of The Beatles – the walls here are decorated with a picture of the yellow submarine, bas-reliefs of the band members, and other bits and details, related to the work and life of the legendary Liverpool 4.

Address: 10 Pushkinskaya Ulitsa, ‘Pushkinskaya, 10’ Art Center (entrance from 53 Ligovsky Prospect)

 

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