Alexander Palace (Dvortsovaya ulitsa, 2, St. Petersburg) – this royal residence (considered one of the finest neoclassical buildings in Russia), was completed in 1796. It became the residence of Nicholas I, and afterwards Nicholas II and his family. After the October Revolution, the palace interiors were preserved untouched as a museum to show the proletariat how the Tsars had lived. For a number of years after World War II, it was used as a naval college, before becoming a royal museum after Perestroika.
Admission: RUB 100 (State Rooms) (English audio guide: RUB 50), Exhibition “Memories of Alexander Palace”: RUB 200 (English audio guide: RUB 100). Hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily (closed on Tuesday and last Monday of each month).