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Saint Petersburg

A cultural capital of Russia, Venice of the North. It is the city that you dream of

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One of the Most

Beautiful  Cities

There are as many attractions in Saint-Petersburg, as the number of years since its foundation. And as the locals say, each year it acquires another one. Even sophisticated Europeans recognize upon arrival, this is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Take a walk along Nevsky prospect from the Anichkov Bridge to the Palace square to see the Kazan cathedral and the Church on Spilt Blood, the Armenian Church and the Church of St. Catherine, the Book House and the Hermitage. Visit opened in 2013 Fabergé Museum to take a look at the jewelry masterpieces – nine Imperial Easter Eggs that Fabergé created for the last two Russian emperors: Alexander III and Nicholas II.

short city information

LOCAL TIME
UTC+3
CLIMATE
Temperate
POPULATION
5 million people
HOW TO GET
1,5 hours by plane / 4 hours by high speed train from Moscow
SPECIAL POINT OF ENTRY
Sea port
HIGHLIGHT
White Nights, Peterhof, Hermitage

types of tourism

A lady with binocular sightseeing

Excursion

Gilded onion domes with crosses of an orthodox church

Religious

Two jars with caviar, black sturgeon caviar and red salmon caviar

Culinary

A portrait of an old bearded man, a portrait of famous Russian writer Lev Tolstoy in a golden frame

theme

MAKE A WISH

Heart of  Saint Petersburg

The city center – Nevsky prospect is a street of palaces and banks, theatres and boutiques, churches and museums. At the corner of Nevsky and Malaya Sadovaya Street you can stop at the store of “Zenith” football team, take a picture against the monument to a Saint-Petersburg’s photographer.

Make a wish and throw a coin in bronze cats on the facade of the house № 56. From Malaya Sadovaya Street you can see Ostrovsky Square, where every year in the middle of December opens a Christmas Fair.

RUSSIAN WARM-HEARTEDNESS & EUROPEAN STRICTNESS

Window to  Europe

Saint-Petersburg embraces Russian warm-heartedness and European strictness as it was conceived by the emperor Peter I, who “opened the window to Europe” in 1703.

Here, after his death, started a period of successive revolts. Here Russian army was greeted after the defeat of Napoleon. Here you can virtually “read” the great Dostoyevsky on the streets, and in homes, immortalized in the famous works, live ordinary people.

101 ISLANDS & 350 BRIDGES

Venice  of the North

Built on 101 islands and linked by 350 graceful bridges, Saint Petersburg is truly called the Venice of the North. Known as the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg carefully preserves its unique atmosphere, it is a city of imperial proportions and intangible romance, which has been a source of inspiration for generations of artists.

The aura of its aristocratic past is still alive in this city of infinite charm. The city of white nights, the pearl of the North, Saint Petersburg never ceases to amaze you.

A river with granite embankments, canal and river cruise boats and a pier, beautiful old classic mansions on the embankment
River with granite embankments. Bridge over the river illuminated at night, columns of a cathedral on the left, beautiful illuminated colorful cathedral from afar.
A view of a granite embankment and a bridge from the river, two young people on the river bank

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