office 208, Griboedovа canal, 5,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The oldest building of the city

The oldest building in St. Petersburg is a wooden house of Peter I on Petrovskaya embankment. It was built in one month with the laying of the city in 1703. The king ceased to live in it since 1721, from that moment the house which was called "Red mansion" gained historical value and was taken under protection. It is still in the case, which was built over it in Imperial times.