Neidgardt Mansion

This mansion in the centre of St. Petersburg gives visitors the change to see how a Russian senator lived at the beginning of the 20th century. The owner of the house, Dmitry Borisovich Neidgardt was a senator on particularly important matters, and son-in-law of the Minister of Interior Affairs (and later Prime Minister) Pyotr Stolypin. The mansion has been restored especially to host excursions and events, and is popular with tourists, wedding parties, and corporate event planners.

Neidgardt Mansion in St Petersburg, Russia
Neidgardt Mansion on Ulitsa Zakharevskaya

The first building on this plot on Sakharevskaya Ulitsa was erected in 1849 as a residence for the commander of horse guard's regiment that accompanied the Imperial family on official parades. Over the years, the house was home to the Urals industrialist Pavel Demidov, Count Vasiliy Kochubey, the great Finnish statesman Gustaf Mannerheim. When Dmitry Neidgardt acquired the house, he commissioned the architect Ivan Burgasliev to reconstruct the building, and Ivan Fomin to created new interiors more fitting to his status. While the building itself is an example of Russian neoclassical revival, the interiors also encompass many elements of art nouveau. The beautiful entrance hall, with its curved staircase, marble fireplace and mirrors, has survived intact.

After the Ocotber Revolution, the mansion gradually fell into disrepair, although it has recently been completely restored as an office centre and events venue. Five of the mansion's reception rooms are now open for visitors on guided tours, as well as occasionally hosting concerts and artistic events, and there is also restaurant in the basement.

Address:31, Ulitsa Zakharevskaya
Getting there:From the metro, turn left then right up Prospekt Chernyshevskogo, then taking the third turning on the right onto Ulitsa Zakhrevskaya. The mansion is the third building on your right.
Telephone:+7 (812) 719-72-72, 275-36-90, 917-95-66, 275-36-93
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What's nearby? Shpalernaya Ulitsa, Naberezhnaya Pobespera (Robespierre Embankment), Tavricheskiy Sad (Tauride Garden), Ulitsa Chaykovskogo, Ratkov-Rozhnov Apartment Building, Palace of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (Baryatinskiy Mansion)