Masonic Petersburg

World capitals are literally dotted with Masonic symbols, and Petersburg is not an exception.

In the 18th century, the brotherhood of free masons attracted associates of the Russian monarchs and some emperors with their ideas. We will see Masonic signs on the buildings of St. Petersburg, learn about their origin and purpose. We will talk about the famous masons of the imperial times - Kutuzov, Stroganov and many others, and will try to understand the meaning of Soviet symbolism.
During the tour you will learn about the philosophy of masonry, about how free masons understood the ideal world order and ideal human, will take a look at the Kazan Cathedral as "an example of a Masonic temple” and will find out what was the plan of its brilliant creator A.N. Voronikhin, will talk about the symbols in the architecture of the mysterious Mikhailovsky Castle, find out why Egyptian sphinxes are standing in front of the Academy of Arts, and many more interesting and mysterious stories and facts.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional licensed guide -3 hours
    • Comfortable vehicle with A/C and driver service- 3 hours (for car tour)
    • Unique author’s route
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Engineers House
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Kazan Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Saint Petersburg. It was built in 1801-1811 by the architect Andrey Voronikhin by order of Emperor Paul I who wanted the cathedral to resemble St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Engineers House, Peter & Paul Fortress metro Gor'kovskaja, St. Petersburg Russia

    Enjoying a prominent location on the Fontanka River Embankment between the Summer Garden and the Mikhailovskiy Garden, the Mikhailovskiy Castle (also known as the Engineers' Castle) is one of St. Petersburg's most striking and unusual buildings, a reflection of Emperor Paul I's fascination with medieval chivalry, mysticism, and all things military.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Egyptian Sphinxes, Universiteskaya Emb. next to the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Russia

    The two magnificent sphinxes on Unversitetskaya Naberezhnaya (University Embankment), in front of the Academy of Fine Arts, are roughly 3,500 years old and are considered among the finest examples of Ancient Egyptian colossal sculpture kept outside Egypt. They once stood on the Alley of Sphinxes in front of the tomb of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For nearly two centuries, however, it has been the waters of the River Neva rather than the Nile that reflect in their bottomless eyes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg Russia
    • Marine Facade
    Return Detail :
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-154166P23

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