Construction time: 1806-1823
Architect: Andreyan Zakharov
Purpose: Originally, it housed the Naval Ministry of the Russian Empire and the main shipyard of the country. Although for the last century and a half ships are not built here anymore, since 2012 Naval Staff is again here. You can find St. Andrew banner that is similar to the flag of Scotland over the building. St. Andrew flag is official symbol of Russian navy.
Remarkable features: On the spire of the building, a weathervane ship is set, consisting a symbol of the city. It is believed that it represents the first Russian frigate “Eagle”, built in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich, father of Peter the Great..
Legend: Under the weathervane shaped as a ship there is a golden ball. It is said to be filled with golden coins from different times.