Discover the best top things to do in Lomonosov, Russia including Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve, Chinese Palace, Oranienbaum, Menshikov's Great Palace, Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, Peter III Palace Museum, Local Lore Museum in Lomonosov, Pavilion Stone Hall Museum, Church of St. Spyridon, St. John's Lutheran Church.
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4.5 based on 377 reviews
The Oranienbaum is one of the smaller palaces around St. Petersburg and is a good place to make a half day trip if you've already been to both Tsarskoye selo and Petergof. They made some renovations and I appreciate the multimedia additions to the Exhibitions. The state rooms are pretty.
5 based on 54 reviews
Built as a private retreat for Catherine the Great, undamaged by World War 2 and survived communism, has some beautiful rococo interiors and furnishings. I think that it is one of the few if not the only unrestored 18th century palace in St Petersberg. Well worth the visit.
4.5 based on 109 reviews
Absolutely unique Chinese palace has for some 5 years been closed for public due to restoration - but in late December 2010 the Hermitage museum made it possible to see the most exquisite details of that palace, namely beads panels originally decorating one of the rooms. They were taken off the walls for restoration in the Hermitage workshops. Those panels were produced in 1760ies by Russian seamstresses under a guidance of a French master. It was a combination of embroidery with silk threads and opaque glass beads featuring tropical vegetation and birds. During almost 250 years they suffered from humidity and bad maintenance being just painted over. After a long and careful process of cleaning, removing alien paint and recreation of missing details the panels were revealed in their original grace.
4.5 based on 72 reviews
It is very pleasant, that internal interiors restorated so carefully.
It is possible to enter the palace only with excursion, but it worse money - guide gave us a lot of knowledge and impression was great.
Generally speaking, Petersburg has a lot of palaces, and it is so wonderful, that after war and restoration they still have a lot of "personal" features, which make them interesting for attentive visitor.
5 based on 21 reviews
when reaching oranienbaum via train the imperial estate is just a short walk away and on its way lies the Cathedral of the archangel michael. it's been recently renovated. thus the exterior as well as its interior are in good condition. worth a visit.
4.5 based on 21 reviews
I was impressed by unique atmosphere of this palace. Small rooms, tiny staircases, ancient floor watches, small hall, which walls "covered" by dingy old paintings. And it was a miracle when floor watches suddenly began to strike ... It is place of frozen time.
5 based on 10 reviews
The Museum of Local History is located in a historic mansion in a historic wooden heritage district of Lomonosov. Among its treasured possessions there are two exceptionally well preserved 18th century mummies from Martyshkino graveyard. Other collections are related to composer Igor Stravinsky (who was born here in 1882) and the Hero of the Soviet Union, fighter pilot Cpt. Georgy Kostylev (1913-1960). Favourably, the museum actively supports Community Events and Learning (School and Family Activities) and runs Excellence programme of free talks, lectures and guided tours.
4 based on 13 reviews
the stone pavilion used to be rastrellis atelier.
it's used as a concert hall. yet can be visited as well when no concert is takeing place. used to be in a u-shape originally, changed its layout over time to end up being this one wing small pavilion. charming architecture.
4.5 based on 10 reviews
Весьма нестандартный деревянный храм в форме корабля с непростой судьбой. Построен, затем снесен, снова построен, использовался как склад, дом пионеров, спортзал, чего тут только не было. И в итоге аварийное здание было разобрано...
Сейчас храм вновь построен на историческом фундаменте по имеющимся документам и чертежам. Необычная архитектура церкви притягивает взгляд, единственный купол с острыми углами и симпатичная колокольня, пожалуй, понравятся каждому. Будучи в Ломоносове, стоит посмотреть. Фотографии прилагаю
4.5 based on 9 reviews
During my childhood it was known as a ''Zarya'' cinema hall, and we desperately tried to sneak in without having a ticket. Today this wonderfully restored Lutheran Church, with its reconstructed bellfry, is a prominent landmark towering over the neighbouring wooden houses landscape. The parish organises amazing Concerts of choral music with free admission. It is a balm for the soul, in particular in view of this pitiful lack of accessible quality classical music venues in Lomonosov and Martyshkino.
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