The first dwelling of St Petersburg and it is still standing! Constructed as a house for Peter the Great, the founder of the city, it's a modest wooden cottage with only 3 tiny rooms. What does it tell us? That wealth and gold was not important for the tzar, he was all about country development and hard work, and he let the others to have it all, while he mas managing the state and bringing arts and culture to Russia. Now it's a house inside a house, as the historic cottage is protected from the weather by a protective "case".
Don't miss: the height of Peter the Great marked next to the entry door to the cottage - 2 m 4 cm!
Petrovskaya embankment, 6, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046