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Art Galleries and Bookstores in St Petersburg


St. Petersburg’s markets offer a wide variety of art and antique galleries providing colourful items by talented local and foreign artists. Exhibitions cater to a veritable rainbow of tastes and offer everything classical bronze sculptures to avant-garde paintings, crystal, glass and porcelain.

These markets offer a wide variety of painting and other art at negotiable prices.

Art Galleries in St Petersburg
Some popular art markets are located across from Kazan Cathedral and near the Church on the Spilled Blood. Some of the more popular galleries and stores are:

HArsen Studio
Address: 37/3 Varshavskaya Ulitsa
Tel: 812-969-1334
Open: 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. daily
It has good selection of bronze sculptures.

HBlue Hall
Address: 38 Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa (1st floor)
Tel: 812-315-7414
Open: 11:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. daily
Good collection of contemporary art from realist to avant-garde compositions, sculptures, ceramics and paintings.

Address: 90/92 Nevsky Prospect
Tel: 812-275-6011
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
Good collection of graphic art, painting, sculpture and photography by contemporary Russian and foreign artists.

HGisich's Private Art Gallery
Address: 121 Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, Apt. 13.
Tel: 812-314-4380
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
Good contemporary art, painting, sculpture and photography.

HPechatnya (Printing Press)
Address: Peter & Paul Fortress
Tel: 812-238-4742
Open: 11:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. daily

HRoss Photograph Gallery
Address: 4 Bogatyrsky Prospect
Tel: 812-394-0351
Open: 09:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. daily
Displays works by well-known local photographers, customers may also order art photographic works.

Address: 93 Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki
Tel: 812-571-4260
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Good exhibitions and sales of contemporary paintings by local artists.


St. Petersburg is literary the capital of inspiration to Russian writers including Dostoevsky, Gogol, and Pushkin.

And the city was proclaimed cultural capita and in the city are residents of many Russian writers. If you are a lover of books, then have some of the best bookstores in the city.

Bookstores in St Petersburg

HAcademic Books on Liteiny Prospekt
Address: 57 Liteiny Prospekt
Tel: 812-272-3665
Academic Books on Liteiniy Prospekt offers a selection of Russian and foreign literature, contemporary paperbacks in English, fiction and science literature.

HChance on Sadovaya
Address: 40 Sadovaya Ulitsa
Tel: 812-315-3117
It has a selection of books by Russian and foreign authors, specialized literature, classic and contemporary literature, and foreign language books.

HHouse of Books
Address: 28 Nevsky Prospekt
Tel: 812-219-6402
It has one of the better selections of Russian and foreign literature, specialized literature, art and travel books in St. Petersburg, and others.

HWriters' Bookstore
Address: 66 Nevsky Prospekt
Tel: 812-314-4759

It has Russian and foreign literature, fiction, science and some contemporary literature in English.

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