St. Petersburg by Dostoyevsky

The Russian “cultural capital” has, in addition to the museum with the best of “fine arts”, bohemian and melancholy sides. The life and work of Dostoevsky find their apogee here.

Bad bars, streets full of puddles and dirty gray city. So, Fyodor Dostoyevsky describes St. Petersburg in his novel a century and a half ago. But the nomads can remain calm, because these characteristics are currently only gray cold climates that last until the region remains a big part of the year. The rest has been exceeded well, though mystic and bohemian remain intact.

The city on the Baltic Sea has a writer’s stamp mixed with an arrogant past, as if it were two opposite sides of the same coin. This means that in addition to the spacecraft that places next to the “high culture” of the West (including the Hermitage and the Peterohf Palace), St. Petersburg shelter proudly marks the place where Dostoyevsky inspired his novels, especially his peak work: Crime and Punishment.

Surrounding environment

The author keeps changing house; Some say that by mania and others that with economic problems. He lived in 22 different places in 29 years living in the city. However, many of these sites remain in the area between Nevsky Prospect and Voznesensky Avenue. It is also a strip where the main character of his novel moves, while in the background of the bells of Kazan Cathedral.

The tour can start at the corner of Grazhdanskaya and Stolyarnyy street. There he will see a statue and a plaque on the apartment facade where Dostoevsky wrote Crime and Punishment. Then enough to walk to around Hay Square and pick up the Griboedova Canal in the late afternoon to imagine a sordid and suffocating dyed Novel landscape nestled between the streets and canals. These points are close to the iconic Savior’s church in Spilled Blood, an unavoidable point of the city.


Not far from there you can go to two key sites work: Graz


hdanskaya 19 is the direction in which the author envisioned a boarding house where the protagonist, Rodion Raskolnikov, and Griboedov 104, lived where the riba survivor lives murder According to the novel, there are 730 steps right, even if you live them you will realize that there are many more.

His home is a museum


The last author’s residence, at Kuznéchny 5/2, now serves as the official Dostoevsky Museum, and even one of the side streets contains the name of this famous literature.

Although the cultural center located on the second floor of this building is not luxurious (generally Russian today), it has material that belongs to the author and some environmental recreation organized as Dostoevsky and his wife and publisher, Anna Grigóevna, they used to have. Tempat wisata. You will see the small space where they live and receive some friends. You’ll find a famous table where his latest novel, The Brothers Karamazov, is conceived. You can also appreciate the perlite: on a small round table there is an old clock marking 20.38. That, they said, was a time when the author was no longer on January 28, 1881. Legend has it that the clock has stopped since then.

In every room you can find a picture with an explanation of his life, his work and the decisive collaboration of Grigóevna in his novel work and edition. Everything is available in English, and the entry fee is 75 pesos.

Day alone

On the first Saturday of July the city set an official date to remind the author. As their births and deaths – in November and February, respectively – are in great winter months, it harnesses the difficult times of the Russian summer to provide a framework for activities involving different artistic expressions.

This agenda is very interesting for lovers of literature, music and theater, but the language can be a barrier to enjoy some initiatives that are organized only in Russia. Nevertheless, certain quotes may be for foreigners.

In addition, Petersburg always offers art on the streets. You will find painters who, like Dostoyevsky, drew inspiration from Kazan Cathedral, and also rock bands trying to color the melancholy note area, just as the authors did through their path.

A long day

Not only “Dostoyevsky’s Day”, but many other activities take place in the summer of Petersburg. The funny thing this year is that the days (especially in July) last more than 20 hours and the night is never closed, then you can take advantage of more roads in the city. In addition, the climate is mild (between 20 and 30 degrees), although rain can sometimes overshadow a particular visit