What To See in St Petersburg

Oct 10, 2019
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Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg is a multidimensional city that has modern and historical aspects intervene and complete each other. The city attracts millions of tourists every year, and there is definitely a reason for that.

The city was founded by Peter the Great in the beginning of the 18th century on the site that before was just all about swamps and forests. The Emperor saw St Petersburg as a new capital of Russia, and did everything to make the city look like the one. As he got the inspiration from his European trips, the architecture of the city, the historical centre of the current Petersburg, resembles the main tendencies of the time.

Lots of well-known architects, sculptors and artists worked hard to design, built and adorn various museums, palaces, churches and squares of the city.

You can start your trip in St Petersburg with walking along Nevsky prospekt. There you’ll see Kazan cathedral, Singer house (known as the House of the Book). Turning on Bolshaya Morskaya Street you’ll appear on the famous Palace Square with its view on the gorgeous Winter Palace, as well as Hermitage and General Staff Building. Moving further, you’ll the Admiralty and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Don’t forget to get to the Colonnade of the Cathedral, as it is a perfect panorama view point.

If you cross the Palace bridge, you’ll appear on the Spit of Vasilievsky island - the place that Peter the Great himself loved a lot.

In case you are more interested in some less cliche sights of St Petersburg, feel yourself entertained visiting the Russian Vodka Museum or the Faberge Museum. Do not forget about the bridge of the city - each of them have a special history and some interesting legends. One of the magical places of the city is the Seven Bridges Point close to St Nicholas Naval Cathedral.

St Petersburg has always been a multicultural city, and such sights as Grand Choral Synagogue, the Mosque or, for instance, New Holland Island prove it.

There are many more places and stories to tell, so book a guided tour once you are in St Petersburg. Welcome to the Northern capital of Russia!