Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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About Saint Petersburg

About Saint Petersburg

Reveal Russia's Cultural Capital

Interesting to know that Russia is considered to have the second capital apart from Moscow which is often called "cultural" capital, great Saint Petersburg. The City of Tsars has become a genuine cradle of Russian cultural and historical heritage adorned with manifold bridges and canals.

Saint Petersburg is full of different museums and galleries, but the glorious Hermitage is definitely worth visiting in the first place. Here you can observe one of the oldest and largest collections of art in the world (over 3 million items), including pictorial and prehistoric art, Egyptian and classical antiquities as well as modern pieces of art. Conveniently, the main collection is located in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, so you can enjoy two fascinating sights at the same time.

The city has its own water guardian embodied in the intimidating Peter and Paul Fortress. It is one of the places that should be on your itinerary as the oldest church in Saint Petersburg and the tomb of all the Romanov Tsars, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, is located on its territory. If you would like to continue getting acquainted with Russian orthodox architecture, visit the grand St. Isaac's Cathedral, the exceptional Kazan Cathedral, or the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which is famous for its amazing and unique mosaics.

Exploring Saint Petersburg without visiting the luxurious Tsarskoe Selo is a crime against curiosity! Take a look at another wonder of Russian historical heritage: on the territory the richest summer palace that was built especially for Catherine I is located, the Catherine Palace. When you are there, take a closer look at the roof - it's gilded with more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of gold! The great Romanovs were that wealthy.

Discovering of imperial Saint Petersburg is a priceless experience. It is one of few places on Earth where you can behold a true richness of cultural heritage, enjoy the unforgettable White Nights, and get inspired by revealing something new.

"Must-Do"s in St. Petersburg:

  • Enter the tomb of Russian tsars in the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Learn more about Russia’s cultural heritage in the Hermitage Museum
  • Visit the unique orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and others
  • In summer, enjoy the White Nights adorned with a drawing of the bridges over the Neva River