Kotomin House, St. Petersburg

Kotomin House, St. Petersburg

Located on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg, is the illustrious Kotomin House. This historical landmark was originally owned by Cornelius Cruys. The next owner, Johann Neumann, hired Mikhail Zemtsov to convert it from a wooden building into a two-story stone house. Several shops sold their wares in this house until Konon Komotin bought the structure and the surrounding land. Komotin had designer Vasily Stasov renovate the building in 1812.

The house reflects a Classicism design style and has a remarkable and interesting history. It is the location where P. E. Eliseev sold wines and other goods, where Volf and Beranje had a confectionary shop, and where the French restaurant Albert was housed. Influential Russians Lermontov, Chernishevskiy, Shevchenko, and Dostoevskiy and royalty visited the restaurant. Pushkin walked through the confectionary shop on his way to a fatal duel. It is rumored that Tchaikiovsky fell ill by drinking non-boiled water at the Kotomin.

Since 1983, the Literary Cafe has been housed in the Kotomin. The Kotomin is the host of many literary events, musical and other artistic events. It is highly recommended that one sample the many dishes the cafe has to offer. In addition, the restaurant serves wines from Italy, Australia, France, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal.

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Sight Name: Kotomin House
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Nevsky Prospekt Walking Tour  

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