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Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment

Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki 12, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 (812) 311-3531
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Ranked #25 of 1,096 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Celebrated Russian poet Alexander Pushkin died tragically in this apartment building, which is now a museum honoring his life and works.
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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

That was probably the most emotional visit to a museum I've ever experienced. The woman guide told the story of the last days of Pushkin's life with so much quite passion as it's supposed to be when you're telling such a drama. I had tears in my eyes by the end. At first I wanted to hide them as I... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were fortunate and had a private guide so they wasn't any waiting. Also they give you an explanation of the palace and museum. In the summer, it is very crowded.

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El Paso, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

St. Petersburg has many rules for tourists and was not very friendly to visit. Let's say that this is not my favorite museum, lets resume with the picture that this is just a wanna be French museum. The organization for the entrance is horrible. We stood under the rain for an hour just to pass the main gates. The next... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place and small museum to visit - very emotional explanation from guide who really explain you this drama based on love and misunderstanding... I really enjoy.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This museum is amazing and the amber room is impressive , never expected to be so beautiful , also all the history behind it is amazing

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Paris
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I only knew half of Pushkin's story, and this museum - in fact, his last apartment where he actually dies - tells his story. The audio guide is well done, a bit on the dramatic side, but very touching and informative. Made me want to look up the whole story on wikipedia afterwards.

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Indian Rocks Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had just seen Catherines palace, and then we went to Pushkin, which was another palace that was bombed in the war, but was told was completely restored. I think it is hard for Pushkin to play second chair to Catherines, but it was a very nice place to visit. Im a history buff and really was taken by all... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wonderful wonderful little museum. If you know Puskin's work and his story, then you will find this place fascinating.... a real insight into his life (even though he and his family stayed for such a short time here on the Moika). The collection is rich and the audio tour very clearly presented. A little dexterity might be needed to stay... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This little museum is quite interesting -- but know before you go that Pushkin spent just a year living here before he was killed and brought back to this apartment -- so it's not a deep look at or exploration of his life. The audioguide will take you through each room, focusing on what led up to his dramatic duel... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This museum seemed to cater more for Russian locals although an audio guide was available we found it a little confusing to negotiate the rooms as there were group tours also in the small space. However, the story of Pushkin's death and final hours haunts the place and certainly had an impact.

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