Main places of interest in St. Petersburg – you just cannot lose your chance to visit these points in the first place!

St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a young city with great history and remarkable architecture! The “capital of the North” will impress you definitely with its wonderful sights, and also with the quantity of them.

The main heritage is the Hermitage – the world-known museum with unique expositions located in the former emperor’s palace.

The State Russian museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art; its permanent exhibition is housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing, the museum complex also includes the Stroganov Palace, St Michael's (Engineers) Castle and the Marble Palace, the Mikhailovsky Gardens, Engineering Gardens, Summer Garden (including the Summer Palace) and the House of Peter the Great.

Peter and Paul’s Fortress – the very place of the city birth, from this small island the city history started. Nowadays you’ll find here several interesting museums and a cathedral – an emblematic building of St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg is famous for its beauty sights

The city center is like an architecture museum itself, wherever one looks, are churches and cathedrals, each of them – one-of-a-kind: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Smolny cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and many, many others.

You’ll find a lot of lovely scenery and impressive palaces in the suburban area around St. Petersburg (and they also are a part of history): Peterhof with its magnificent fountains, Kronshtadt, Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), Pavlovsk, Gatchina. All these places are really worth visiting – to get into the spirit of St. Petersburg, Russian culture and history.

Little known and unusual sights in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the most out of the ordinary city in Russia, full of interesting and outstanding sights.

Today nearly everybody knows “Chizhik-Pyzhik”, a tiny monument to the little bird from folklore (in the embankment of the Fontanka River). But few guests of the city have heard of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church (2nd line of Vasilyevsky Island); Shi-tsza (Chinese lion) in Petrovskaya embankment, among lions’ and sphinxes’ sculptures; St. Petersburg museum of Avant-garde – Matyushin’s House (10, Professora Popova street); very famous in art circles – art-center “Pushkinskaya, 10” in the heart of the city.

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