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Admiralty Building

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The first building on the left Bank of the Neva river

One of the major attractions of St. Petersburg. The Admiralty building, originally built as a shipyard for the construction of warships, is now the Main headquarters of the Navy. From the spire of the Admiralty depart ray the three main streets of St. Petersburg: Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya street and Voznesensky Prospekt. At the top of 72.5 metre spire one can see the symbol of St. Petersburg - a gilded weather vane in the shape of a ship.

According to legend, the silhouette of the weather vane follows the contour of the first ship which came into the port of St. Petersburg soon after the city's founding.

Find the spire of the Admiralty in departing from it pea, Neskom and Voznesensky Prospekt.Imennno because of the fact that on these streets it is possible to see the spire of the Admiralty, in the nineteenth century the Admiralty playfully named "Polar Star" and, together with the three streets , "Neva Trident".