The St. Michael’s Castle combines the features of a medieval castle and a secular European XVIII century palace. The construction of Paul I state residence was guided by the famous architect Vincenzo Brenna who implemented the plans and ideas of the Emperor himself (1797-1801).

In the halls of the castle you can visit the permanent exposition "Faces of Russia. The portrait gallery of the Russian Museum" and various exhibitions.

Please note!

Activate your St. Peterburg CityPass in the Mikhailovsky Palace or the St. Michael’s Castle before visiting the remaining museums of the Russian Museum complex.

Contacts and location


2, Sadovaya Street, Saint Petersburg

Nevsky Prospekt
Gostiny Dvor

+7(812) 595-4248



10.00 - 18.00 Ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier Museum.




10.00 - 18.00 Ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier Museum.


13.00 - 21.00 Ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier Museum.


10.00 - 18.00 Ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier Museum.


10.00 - 18.00 Ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier Museum.


10.00 - 18.00 Ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier Museum.

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