Central Naval Museum, 3 hours
This is one of the largest naval museums in the world. Its origins go back to the Ship-Model Chamber that was founded by Peter I as an Admiralty repository for models and working drawings of naval vessels. In 1805 the Chamber was reorganized into the Naval Museum. Since 1939 it has been housed in the building of the former Stock Exchange, which was constructed in 1805-10 by the architect Jean-Francois Thomas de Thomon. The building resembles a classical temple. The attics of its facades are adorned with the sculptural groups Neptune and Two Rivers and Navigation with Mercury and Two Rivers carved by the master stonemason Samson Sukhanov.
Days off: Mon, Tue