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Sightseeing in Saint Petersburg - what to see. Complete travel guide

White Nights, drawbridges, many attractions, unique museums, and its special culture – you will find all these and more in the northern capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. The city is often called "Venice of the North" for countless works of art beautiful, magnificent parks, gardens and monuments.
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
The most important tourist attractions include the Admiralty - the famous shipyard, the spire of which is visible from all parts of no less spectacular Nevsky Prospekt. The length of this street estimates 4.5 km. The State Hermitage Museum is a very important place in the cultural capital of the country. This is also the second largest museum around the world in terms of the number of exhibits. Here you will find more than 3 million items, which are located in four hundred rooms. Russian Museum, which exhibits more than 400 thousand items, is no less grandiose. It covers all periods and genres of Russian fine art. In general there are more than 170 museums in Saint Petersburg. St. Isaac's Cathedral is another unique facility. The columns, on which the church is built, go 6.5 meters down into the ground. The cathedral rises up to more than 100 meters. The Fortress of Peter and Paul is another important object of the historical part of Saint Petersburg. The city's history starts from this building. Don’t forget to visit Cabinet of Curiosities - the first museum of the city.
The cultural life of the city has always been on the rise. Sixteen famous theaters are the best evidence of this. Among them are such well-known theaters as the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, Bolshoi Drama Theater, Mussorgsky Theater, and more. Saint Petersburg is the capital of culture, and life never stops here. You will need more than one week to see at least a tenth of the city’s heritage. Copyright
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Saint Petersburg and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Saint Petersburg
♥   Shopping area ' Garden Street' Saint Petersburg, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Liteyny Prospekt' Saint Petersburg, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Saint Petersburg
♥   Castle 'Saint Michael’s Castle' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peter and Paul Fortress' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kronstadt Fortress' , 32.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Oreshek Fortress' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Saint Petersburg and around
♥   Art museum 'Russian Museum' St. Petersburg, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hermitage' St. Petersburg, 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Saint Petersburg from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'


From the series “The most spectacular fountains in the world”
The fountain 'Neptune' is one of the most impressive. The fountain 'sun' seems incredibly futuristic and quite untypical for the culture of the past centuries. In Peterhof there are also the rather original fountains, as well as the 'umbrella'. In addition to the fountain are the nice benches, which the experienced tourists do not sit. As soon as you sit down on the bench, several hitherto hidden rays of the fountain swing up beside her. To explore all the secrets of Peterhof's fountains, you need some exciting days. … Read further

Leader Tower

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
A lot of people come to admire this breathtaking spectacle. After dark, a special atmosphere reigns at the observation platform. The site is open until late at night, so Leader Tower will be an excellent option for those who want to admire the panorama of the city at night. People who have long dreamed of organizing a special dinner in a romantic setting or a magnificent celebration, will enjoy the restaurant complex on the top floor, where you can literally choose a place for anyone. … Read further

Freud Dream Museum

From the series “Strange, weird and unusual museums amusing its visitors”
In the museum there is a film hall where often the exciting documentary films are running. In the lecture hall the interesting cultural events take place every week. Every year, about 10,000 people visit the museum devoted to dreaming. The people who find this topic extremely interesting can visit the library next to the museum, which presents a large selection of the thematic books, including the legendary work Freud. Recently, the contemporary art gallery, as well as the cozy café, was opened on the ground floor of the historical building, where you can relax after the exciting excursion. … Read further
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