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Petrovskaya Aquatoria, Scale Model

Malaya Morskaya St., 4/1 | Shopping Center Admiral, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 933-41-52
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great fun for kids and adults

I did not expect it would so interesting! We spent there 1 hour or even more. Enormous model of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rustem A
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Moscow, Russia
Loved it

A great exhibit in miniature of the history of St Petersburg complete with action figures. Ships... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
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Historical theatrical scale model Petrovskaya Akvatoria - is the story of occurrence of the Northern capital and the creation of the Russian fleet in the interactive miniature. Spit of Vasilyevsky Island without Rostral Columns, Menshikov's homestead instead SPBGU, the first port of St. Petersburg, Masquerade in Peterhof, old fortress in Oranienbaum, which no longer exist,- all this was hard to imagine, but now you can see it with your own eyes! Here recreated ancient estates, parks, palaces, some of them we will never see ... The main feature of the scale model - a real water area, symbolizing the Neva's aquatory and the Gulf of Finland, models of ships of the Petrine era float on water. Reconstruction of the architectural ensembles and landscape is not the main point of the exhibit. It is only the decoration, in which unfolds a picture of life in the city in the time of the great Russian emperors from Peter the Ist till Catherine the IInd The originality of the exhibit is given by moving objects (figures of people, carriages, ships), light, sound and visual effects, which can reliably reproduce the change of the day and night, and also changing of the weather's conditions. Different scenarios of the theatrical actions is turned on according the timetable and also by pressing special buttons. It brings the additional interaction to the exhibit. The own developments and know-how were used to realize the scenarios.
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Malaya Morskaya St., 4/1 | Shopping Center Admiral, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not expect it would so interesting! We spent there 1 hour or even more. Enormous model of old Saint Petersburg with tiny details, ships, people... I'm not sure there are guided tours in English, but I believe there are audioguide, and I recommend...More

Thank Rustem A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great exhibit in miniature of the history of St Petersburg complete with action figures. Ships sail around the lagoon, troops are drilling, Huge parties at Peterhof, all are there. It's a little hard to find, on top of a mall building but well worth...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Just a few things to add to the earlier reviews. 1.Take your time and don't hurry. There's a lot to take in and an hour wouldn't suffice. 2. Take a pair of binoculars (you need to pay 100 rubles for a pair), or else, you...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We took our time to walk slowly around this model museum of St Petersburg. It helped that we had seen some of the buildings but I also had a greater understanding of the scale of Peterhof which we visited the following day. Not so many...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a live scale model of the first decades of St. Peterbourg during the times of Peter and Catherine the Great, made with big accuracy and attention. Maybe thousands of small figures (builders, soldiers, courtiers, sailors, shipbuilders, hunters, horses, dogs, deers, cats, coaches, ships...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Such a gem!!! The most interesting place i have been to in a long time. The craftmanship is extraordinary....loved it!!!! A must see for everyone!

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Could have spent many more hours here. The details are unbelievable. Recommend it highly - i know, there are soooo many things to see and do in this fabulous city but try this - maybe on a rainy day??

Thank Helga H
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

you can see all kind of weather, activities, nature beside the ordinary human life such as people doing rafting,sky,off road even saying good by in train station!

Thank ZAHRA I
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old loved it! She keeps talking about the day and night scenes and the snow and small cows. Great place to go to get a true idea about the size of St Peterburg and Peterhof. A must with kids. Entrance 450 rubles...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Located on the top floor of the small mall right next to Admiralteyskaya metro (worth a trip in itself for the deepest metro station in the world and an insanely long escalator!), this is a delightful place to visit. The model has been carefully built...More

1  Thank skyjockey99
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