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Smolny Institute/Cathedral

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Smolny Institute/Cathedral

Hello, I would like to visit these museums/areas. Not really sure…can one visit them without a guide/arranged tour, walk through at one leisure. Or do you need a guide?

Thanks so much

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Just one question: have YOU personally visited Smolny on your own? Their web site says "только экскурсионное обслуживание по предварительной договоренности" - are they just kidding?

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<Of course you can explore ANY museum on your own, why not? >

Yes, but not Smolny! It is not open for individual visitors. A tour to Smolny should be pre arranged through a local tour operator. This is what the OP was asking.

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Marassa, hey

as you certainly KNOW i do not speak/ read Russian. but thanks anyway for the update...

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You are welcome :-)))

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By the way, unlike the Smolny Institute, Smolny cathedral holds concerts throughout the year. Its agenda is here: http://eng.cathedral.ru/koncerti1/5

Useful link: tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g298507-…

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It looks like that the Lenin Museum would require pre-arranged meeting. Thank you.

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