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“Another palace......”

Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment
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St. Petersburg Private Tour of Pushkin Museum and Dostoevsky Museum
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3 Hour Literary Odessa Tour
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Owner description: Celebrated Russian poet Alexander Pushkin died tragically in this apartment building, which is now a museum honoring his life and works.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had just seen Catherines palace, and then we went to Pushkin, which was another palace that was bombed in the war, but was told was completely restored. I think it is hard for Pushkin to play second chair to Catherines, but it was a very nice place to visit. Im a history buff and really was taken by all the photos of the palace when it was lying in ruins from the war.
The restoration was admirable and they should be commended, but it left me with questions about the quality of workmanship. I guess it was impossible to re-create the incredible details of the original work, which can be seen in areas that were not harmed.Still, the task of re-creating a culture decades later must have felt unsurmountable.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Wonderful wonderful little museum. If you know Puskin's work and his story, then you will find this place fascinating.... a real insight into his life (even though he and his family stayed for such a short time here on the Moika). The collection is rich and the audio tour very clearly presented. A little dexterity might be needed to stay in front of or behind the groups of Russian school kids and the rather loud guides, and be aware you need to purchase an additional ticket to be allowed to use your camera or camera phone. The air of sadness in some of the rooms is palpable....

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This little museum is quite interesting -- but know before you go that Pushkin spent just a year living here before he was killed and brought back to this apartment -- so it's not a deep look at or exploration of his life. The audioguide will take you through each room, focusing on what led up to his dramatic duel and what happened on the day he died. Quite a delightful museum and worth a visit. I found it a bit difficult to find, since it's quite a few blocks down a small street and not well marked. Still it's worth visiting, esp if you want a little glimpse into the life and times of Russia's most famous and revered poet.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This museum seemed to cater more for Russian locals although an audio guide was available we found it a little confusing to negotiate the rooms as there were group tours also in the small space. However, the story of Pushkin's death and final hours haunts the place and certainly had an impact.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

I have been here with a russian private guide, so the visit has been very interesting. He explained everything about this place. The day was very windy, so remember to take a scarf because it is outside town and there is a long way to walk. Unforgettable, you can't miss this place.

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