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St. Michael's Castle

Saint Michael's Castle is a part of The Russian Museum complex. Built in honor of saint patron of Paul I it was meant to protect the emperor from all the frauds. Did not help him much - because that was the place where he was assassinated very short time after moving in. They say that his ghost is still wandering around - go find out if you are a mystery lover.

Besides Michael's Castle houses the exhibition of sculpture preserved in the Russian museum demonstrating the most spectacular items in brand-new halls specifically reconstructed for their needs. Along with that you can explore beautiful royal interiors and collections of art that belonged to Romanov family.

Opening hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10.00 - 18.00

Monday - 10.00 - 20.00

Thursday - 10.00 - 21.00


Day-off - Tuesday

Visit to Michael's Castle
is included in:

One-day short tour around St. Petersburg

"One day in Russia" tour