Are you a fan of Pushkin? If so, don't miss out on a trip to where he used to live.
This literary museum is in what was the house of one of Russia's most celebrated poets, Alexander Pushkin. Just a stone's throw from the Moika River, Pushkin lived here between 1836 and 1837. Entry costs 200 roubles (just under 5 euros) and it is closed on Tuesdays and the last Friday of each month. The audio-guides are not very expensive and give you the chance to hear some of the poems written by this Russian master. The collection includes various artefacts that actually belonged to Pushkin and his family, such as his notes and manuscripts or the desk where he worked. The museum opened back in 1925 and the house was restored in 1987. This is the only place in the city dedicated entirely to Pushkin.