Eclectic Architecture of St. Petersburg Guided Tour
We start on the Petrograd side, where we discover fabulous art nouveau houses and charming courtyards. This mainly residential, now upper middle class area is crammed with art nouveau buildings from the late 19th century. The housing boom of the time spread to this part of St. Petersburg and created this extraordinary, enchanting style of architecture. The apartment buildings, banks and offices, richly decorated with floral designs and images of the mythical birds and animals of the North, reflect the passion for extravagance of pre-WWI St. Petersburg and the industrial and financial developments of the time.