Semyonovsky Regiment Infirmary (Museum of Military Medicine)

Now occupied by the Museum of Military Medicine, this fine neoclassical building with its distinctive deep-pink facades was originally built as the regimental infirmary for the Semyonovsky Regiment, one of the elite regiments of Imperial Guards founded by Peter the Great.

Military Medical Museum on Zagorodniy Prospekt in St Petersburg, Russia
Military Medical Museum on Zagorodniy Prospekt

Considered one of the leading hospitals in St. Petersburg in the 19th century, the infirmary was originally built in 1800 as a modest two-storey building and has been altered and extended several times. The building owes its present aspect, including all its neoclassical decorative elements, to a reconstruction after the Second World War (1947-1951) by Boris Zhuravlev and Iosef Chayko, who adapted the building for its new life as a museum. Their changes included returning the columns to its facade and adding a row of busts of famous Russian doctors and scientists, including Ivan Pavlov.

Address:2, Lazaretny Pereulok
Getting there:The Infirmary is set back from the road behind a small park across Zagarodny Prospekt and slightly to the left from the exit of Pushkinskaya Metro Station.
What's nearby? Zagorodny Prospekt, Vitebsk Rail Station (Vitebskiy Vokzal), Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, Fontanka River