Top 5 places to visit in St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful megalopolises in the world with a rich history, traditions, remarkable architecture and warm hospitality. Fascinating holiday destination and one of the most intriguing and historically significant cities in Europe. Here you will find what is not found anywhere else in the world.

St Petersburg was ranked seventh in the list of the most visited European cities In 2010. More than 4 million tourists come to St Petersburg yearly. It is incredible that the whole historic center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with estimated 8000 landmarks. Historical and cultural attractions of St Petersburg are of great interest to tourists from all over the world and today, the city of white nights, canals and bridges, museums and theatres is rightly called one of the most modern & cultural capital of Russia.

  1. The State Hermitage Museum

Winter Palace, Hermitage

The State Hermitage Museum must definitely be on the list of objects to be visited in St. Petersburg. It is one of the largest art museums in the world where you can find thousands pieces of art, interesting cultural exhibitions, impressionist curtains, artifacts of Egyptian and ancient antiquity, ceramics, sculptures, works of modern authors and much more. To explore the Hermitage collection, stopping at each exhibit only for 1 minute, you will have to spend 8 years of your life and walk more than 20 kilometers!

  1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Memorial Orthodox Church of the Savior on Blood is a very colourful historical landmark of the city. The temple was built on donations at the place where the deadly attempt on the life of Emperor Alexander II was made. The church has huge multi-colored domes, intricate mosaics and carvings. Very impressive!

  1. Summer Garden

During your holidays in St. Petersburg make sure to take a pleasant walk among the scenery of the Summer Garden – the coziest and elegant place in the city center. Built as a private sun trap for Peter the Great in the early 18th century, the imperial garden resembles the Dutch baroque style with a geometric pattern dotted with fountains, picturesque pavilions and statues by acclaimed Italian sculptors such as Boratta and Bozzazza.

  1. Vasilyevsky Island

Vasilyevsky Island is located at the mouth of the Neva River and to the south of the Petrograd Island. This is another interesting place to visit. On Vasilyevsky Island you can find many historical and cultural monuments, as well as many picturesque parks and recreation areas. Some of the most impressive buildings were built on the eastern part – the so-called Strelka of Vasilyevsky Island. You will find there Kunstkamera,- the first ever museum in Russia, established by Peter the Great; the Menshikov Palace, the Stock Exchange Building and the Rostral Columns, the University Embankment and the Academy of Sciences, museums and homes of noble families.

  1. Grand Peterhof Palace

The magnificent Peterhof Palace is part of the stunning palaces and parks in the city of Peterhof. Once here, even the most sophisticated tourist will be amazed by the beauty and laconic combination of magical green parks, colorful gardens, palaces and fountains. The view of the facade of the Grand Palace in the summer months is impressive. A cascade of flowing fountains and many golden statues are the perfect backdrop for memorable photographs. This place is undoubtedly worthy of visiting.

There are plenty things to see & to do in St Petersburg.

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