The Passage

Located at number 48 on Nevksy Avenue, the Passage is a gallery. Its initial construction took place in 1846-1848. It was designed by architect Rudolf Zelyazevich. At the time the ground floor hosted store, the first floor had storage rooms and the second had apartments. Architect Sergei Kazlov added a third floor during the reconstruction completed in 1901. The gallery then hosted 64 shops on a total area of 5,000 sq-m. It underwent another phase of work twenty years later. The Passage became a national store in 1933 and was then privatized in 1992. In 2011, it was bought by an investment fund. The transaction has been estimated at 80 million dollars. According to the managers of the store about ten thousand visit it each day. In some ways it reminds of the GUM in Moscow.
Sign up for our emails!
Why subscribe? First, our newsletters are captivating! We are one of the few tour operators specializing in Russian and Georgian nature, who invests a lot of resources into photo and video-shooting. That’s why even sitting in the office, you’ll feel like you are making your way among arctic ices, walking along taiga valleys, admiring volcanos or looking in the mirror of crystal Baikal waters. Second, there is lots of useful stuff in our letters. The information about outstanding places, new routes’ descriptions, stories from expeditions and trips. And don’t worry, we write in an easy and entertaining manner. And finally, we’re not pushy. You will get all this beauty not often than once a month or two. So you’re gonna miss us!