Central Post Office Saint Petersburg

Image by Elena Truskova

Central Post Office – Zero kilometer

Some people say all the building numbers on the streets of St. Petersburg is counted from this spot. Though it’s not true (since 1834 the numbers start from the rivers and canals – with few exceptions), the whole idea is beautiful, as well as the building the story is about.

Before the times of emails, I used to keep a lot of paper correspondence and post offices were my favorite venues – back in those days, I lived in Moscow and knew its central post office. I found myself inside the main city post office because I had spare time before the concert nearby. I loved the whole space, including the glass roof and huge, slim columns as well as the absence of the crowd.

You can easily come to this office not for buying or sending anything (yet you may want to shop for some nice post stamps); rather, to watch the high ceilings and old interior which is a bit brushed… There are also some wooden benches to give  your legs a rest after a walk through our big city.

And it works 24 hours a day! Miracle.

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Details about this spot



Pochtamtskaya ulitsa, 9, Saint Petersburg

Telephone number


Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)