Old Stock Exchange


Place: Spit of Vasilyevsky Island 

Нептун с двумя реками на фронтоне БиржиConstruction time: 1805-1810

Architect: Jean-François Thomas de Thomon

Style: Classicism

Purpose: Initially the building was constructed for the stock exchange; until recently, there was the largest naval museum in the country. Today it is empty, the museum moved, the fate of the building remains uncertain.

Remarkable features: On the pediment of the building, you can see a sculpture of Neptune- the God of the sea with two symbolical figures of rivers lying near him. A female figure is often associated with Neva River.

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