Smolny Convent is located on Ploschad Rastrelli very close to the famous river Neva. It is composed of the Smolny Cathedral (Smolny Sobor) and the surrounding building complex, which was originally designed to become a nunnery. History The Russian Orthodox convent was built to house Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, who wanted to become a nun after ...
There’s a lot going on at our Saint Petersburg office at the moment. Today for instance, we put the finishing touches on an addition to our cultural programme. We have added a new walking tour on Tuesdays! These tours will be free of charge for all students and will take around two hours. The tours will ...