The Narva Gates are built in honor of the return of the Russian Guard from conquered Paris in 1814. The first gate was made of wood, and since 1834 the stone gates built by the architect V.P. Stasov are standing. The monumental gates are adorned with a sculpture executed by V.I. Demut-Malinovsky, S.S. Pimenov, P.K. Klodt, M.G. Krylov, N.A. Tokarev, and I. Leppe. The twelve-columned arch is crowned with the Chariot of Glory with six horses.
One of the most significant works of the great Russian artist Pavel Filonov (1883-1941) is devoted to the Narva gates. In his 1929 painting, a St. Petersburg legend was recreated that a sorcerer or a pagan deity stands on the Narva gate.
After climbing the spiral staircase inside the Narva gate, you will enter the exhibition hall, located in the attic. Here the museum "Narva Gates" - a branch of the State Museum of Urban Sculpture is situated.