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St. Petersburg Attractions

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Hermitage Museum 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #1 of 38
Despite their ease, online ticket prices are inflated compared to what you can get with a little patience (and some warm shoes/a few shots of vodka in the winter). The first Thursday of every month is free admission, which is a great place to ... [more ]
Saint Isaac's Cathedral 5.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #2 of 38
St. Isaac’s Cathedral, just off Admiralteysky prospekt and Dekabristov square, is impossible to miss. I make it a general rule in my travels that whenever anyone says to me, “You can’t miss it,” chances are they’ve just given you very bad ... [more ]
Vitebsky Train Station 4.0 stars
Train Station - #3 of 38
Saint-Petersburg’s train stations are really old and normally they are situated in 19th century buildings which are worth seeing. Except for one new modern train station at the suburb, all of them are in the city center, so even if you don’t take ... [more ]
Nevsky avenue 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #4 of 38
Nevsky is my favorite street in Saint-Petersburg. It is alive almost 24 hours a day and there is so much going on around. I like to take a long walk browsing around numerous shops. The street is 4 km long, so it can count for an easy work out. I ... [more ]
Winter Palace 4.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #5 of 38
I've met lots of tourists in Saint-Petersburg, who were desperately looking for Winter Palace around Palace square and couldn't understand, why it has the same address as the Hermitage museum. The thing is that Hermitage is world known brand. It ... [more ]
Pulkovo 2 airport 5.0 stars
Airport - #6 of 38
There are several possibilities to get to the center of Sankt-Petersburg from Pulkovo-2 International Airport near the city. The fastest option is to take a cab. However I would not recommend doing that. First of all it is ridiculously expensive. ... [more ]
Church of the Savior on Blood 4.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #7 of 38
This is a church which looks just like in fairy tale. It is very bright and richly decorated from the inside and from the outside. Even for me as the person who spent childhood in Saint-Petersburg it still looks exciting. It looks so different ... [more ]
Mariinsky Theatre 5.0 stars
Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall - #8 of 38
This is a great beautiful building situated in the city center on a very beautiful square. It was built in 19th century as a Royal Theatre, so you can imagine how richly it is decorated (Tzars in Russia never saved money on architecture and ... [more ]
St. Michael's Castle 5.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #9 of 38
St. Michael's Castle was the historic royal residence in St. Petersburg. Look at the castle from different sides and you will see that each side looks different. The architects of this marvel wanted to combine the gothic, the Italian renaissance ... [more ]
Sphinxes 5.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #10 of 38
In 19th century after Napoleons trip to Egypt there was a fashion for Oriental style. Saint-Petersburg was not an exception. Nikolai the First authorized to buy two Sphinxes, which were found in Egypt and were created in times of Amenhotep the ... [more ]
Egyptian Bridge 5.0 stars
Bridge - #11 of 38
I like to walk along Fontanka river in Saint-Petersburg because there are many nice bridges crossing it and they are so different from each other. Egyptian bridge is one of them. It has an extraordinary decoration: obelisks, small sphinxes and ... [more ]
Bank Bridge 5.0 stars
Bridge - #12 of 38
Bank bridge is also very old. It is crossing Griboedova canal next to the University of Economics and Finance (it was a bank in previus centuries). The griffons who are holding the chains of the bridge are looking so bright and new. They are made ... [more ]
Palace Square 5.0 stars
Square - #13 of 38
That's a great square in front of Hermitage museum. When I was a teenager I loved to hang out there with my friends on the steps of the Alexander's Column in the middle. At the moment these stairs are closed to the public. There is a small fence ... [more ]
Menshikov Palace 5.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #14 of 38
The Menshikov Palace is a Baroque building in Saint Petersburg. You can’t actually miss a light yellow and blue-green roof house on the island. It has served as a public museum of the Hermitage Museum. Should you visit the Palace I suggest taking ... [more ]
Nikolaevsky Palace 5.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #15 of 38
Feel yourself Russian is a name of the folk show which takes place in amazing ball room of the Nikolaevsky Palace. There is a folk ensemble of dancers and singers who performs a very bright and fun show. My impression was that it is made very ... [more ]
Museum of Glass 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #16 of 38
Saint-Petersburg is often called City-Museum due to the amount of architectural, historical and other kinds of sights. It is also full of museums which can satisfy any interests and tastes. One more museum is to be opened in December 2008 on ... [more ]
Aventura Travel 5.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #17 of 38
its a great travel agency with a lot of proporsal for single or group tourists including shore tours, walking tours or river excursions. [more ]
Saint Petersburg Art Square 5.0 stars
Square - #18 of 38
The square is surrounded by similar buildings which form an architectural ensemble by famous architect Carlo Rossi. This is my favorite architect, because he contributed so much to the look of the city which we still enjoy in our days. In the ... [more ]
Russian Ethnography Museum 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #19 of 38
Next to Russian museum you will find the same yellow building with Russian Ethnography museum. It is interesting to visit in order to realize how many different nationalities are living on the territory of Russian Federation. They all have ... [more ]
Garcon Boulangerie 5.0 stars
Shopping - #20 of 38
In the last 10 years in Saint-Petersburg there were "born" really many new bakeries. One of the most famous, and my favorite one, is Garcon Boulangerie. This is a French chain with real French bakers. I don't remember all the addresses, but on of ... [more ]
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