Named by Peter the Great because of his love for Dutch shipbuilding, New Holland was once an illustrious shipyard and is still laden with structures built to support the naval fleet. During the 18th century, wood constructions were replaced with brick buildings--large warehouses and arches like the majestic neoclassical arch that serves as a monument today.
The island of New Holland has only been open to the public for a few years, but many have dubbed it as one of the most romantic nooks of St. Petersburg. If you tour the island, you'll be greeted with many unique exhibitions.
The Metro Museum is a small venue that preserves the history of the St. Petersburg Metro with... Read more