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St Petersburg - Smolny Convent A number of entertainment establishments presented in Saint Petersburg equals the number of its landmarks and cultural sites. Tourists will find in the city various entertainments fitting each taste and fancy. Tourists with kids should pay a visit to the Divo Ostrov (Wonder Island) theme park being the largest amusement park of the destination. The park offers various types of attractions and amusement rides, playing grounds and other entertainment facilities. The park will be a great experience for a whole family. The park offers breath taking entertainments as for the youngest visitors so for true thrill-seekers. Another way to have a great time in the city is a visit to the local Dolphinarium. Each day the Dolphinarium holds exciting entertainment shows. Its visitors have a chance to enjoy swimming with these smart sea animals in a pool.
1. A heat of the tourist season on Saint Petersburg falls within a period from the middle of may till the end of September as this period features the most favorable weather for trips and … Open
Hiking enthusiasts will love a great quantity of marvelous scenic parks and public gardens which are scattered all over the city area. The Catherine Park will be a perfect place for serene leisure admirers as this destination always features calm and private atmosphere. One of the most beautiful parks of the city is the Alexander Park featuring unique bright decoration. Tourists will find great to visit the Mikhailov Gardens. During the warm season a favorite destination of local folks and foreign guests of the city is a beach area of the Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) which opens a panoramic view over the Trinity Bridge and the Winter Palace. The beach is not favorable for bathing however it is a rather good destination for luxuriating in the sun and for sport activities.
Shopaholics will be greatly impressed with plenty of bright market places and scale shopping centers. To hunt some memorable souvenirs and antique items tourists are recommended to opt for the Flea Market located in the Udelnaya street. Experienced tourists often compare this market place to the Paris Clignancourt and the London Portobello. The market offers a great choice of various goods. The central consumer goods marketplace is considered to be the Apraskin Dvor. Tourists will hardly be enough a whole day to explore all the rows of shopping stalls. Copyright
Discovering the architecture of Saint Petersburg from bird's eye view! Church of the Savior on Blood, Catherine Palace, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Michael Castle, Alexander Palace, Kunstkamera, all those monuments are defining the image of Saint Petersburg … Open
A scale shopping center of the city is the Gostiny Dvor. A building housing this center is a landmark of global scale. The center offers various goods meeting every taste and fancy. The main feature of the center is a rather attractive pricing policy. Numerous night clubs and bars are as well worth mentioning as the city counts several hundreds of night entertainment establishments in general. The Fidel and Purga clubs are among the most visited night establishments of the city offering the guests exciting entertainment program. The Nebar bar offers its visitors a mixture of great music and dainty treats.
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Flower Clock in the Alexander Park

From the series “Enchanting flower clocks built by humans”
The landscape component also has symbolic features in its design. The flowerbed is always made out to have flowers of red and golden shades, which are colors of the flag of St. Petersburg, as well as yellow and burgundy, which are colors of the flag of Geneva. Travelers who want to see the romantic attraction of the cultural capital of Russia have to consider that the clock only works in summer. … Read further

Palace Bridge

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
The hundred-year movement drive of the Schlossbrücke is still unique. The weight of the arches, which it lifts upwards, forms about 700 tons. The design of the motor drive is relatively simple and consists of a system of counterweights and large gears, as well as the powerful motors. The last reconstruction was started because of the frequent breaks in the movement drive. A pretty big break happened in 2009. After the reconstruction, the castle bridge will be safe and charm the guests of the capital of the Russian capital. … Read further


From the series “The most spectacular fountains in the world”
With respect to the extent of Peterhof, the fact that all fountains work on its territory without connecting the pumps seems simply incredible. The main trick is the special system of the water supply, which is promoted from the numerous brooklets and accumulates in the special basin. Every fountain in Peterhof is peculiar. The fountains 'Adam' and 'Eva' are considered the most romantic. The most original well is probably 'pyramid', which is in particular square basin and forms more than 500 water jets of different length. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Saint Petersburg - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Saint Petersburg - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Saint Petersburg?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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