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Saint Petersburg Church The city of Saint Petersburg has been for many years the most in demand tourist destination of global scale. The Capital of Culture of the country attracts foreign guests with plenty of landmarks and sites, upscale restaurants of various trends and rich cultural life all the year round. One of the most favorite entertainments among tourists during Petersburg vacation is watching the drawing bridges being a unique and exciting spectacle. In order not to miss the show tourists are offered special leaflets giving information on a schedule of bridge drawing, however many tourists know this information by heart. The leaflets are commonly provided in every tourist information office as well as in most hotels of the city.
A starting point in the exploration of the great city of Saint Petersburg is considered to be the Palace Square being the heart of the city. The square is crowded at any time of day and … Open
In the late evening tourists go to the riverside of Neva to enjoy the fantastic show of bridge drawing which can be observed from both sides of the river. In the heat of tourist season the riverside often offers various street performances and shows adding to the pleasure of watching as giant bridges are drawn. The same remarkable event in the city life is home games of the city football club Zenit. It can be claimed without a slightest doubt that each game of the football club is a real sport fest for its fans.
On a match day the city gets totally blue and white colored. Huge symbolic flying flags are seen almost everywhere. Tourists will meet football fans in original suits in the streets of the city. Sport fans should necessarily visit one of the matches of the football club to fully enjoy the game and to embrace the hot atmosphere of Russian football as well as to get some memorable souvenirs with football symbols. It should be noted that prices of football ticket in Saint Petersburg are still the highest in the country however a price of a ticket will be fully balanced with plenty of emotions and impressions one will get during the game. In case of the team victory local fans start a real craze in the streets of the city. Till the dawn tourists will hear the sounds of football horns accompanying the anthem of the team sung by fans. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
Tourists giving preference to cultural attractions and entertainments should visit the city of Saint Petersburg in May. The Museum Night is held there annually. Year by year a number of cultural establishments participating in the event gets increased. An exact date of the event should be specified in advance. Tourists are recommended to plan an excursion route in advance as it is totally impossible to visit all the museums of the city in one night.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Saint Petersburg
♥   Basilica of St. Catherine, Saint Petersburg, 4.5 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

City tours, excursions and tickets in Saint Petersburg and surroundings

Unique landmarks in Saint Petersburg and around

Flower Clock in the Alexander Park

From the series “Enchanting flower clocks built by humans”
The clockwork was developed by the best experts of the famous Swiss company, Moser Baer. The item is very accurate and reliable. It is important to note that the flower clock in St Petersburg looks very similar to the clock that can be seen in Geneva, which further emphasizes the symbolic meaning of the gift. … Read further

Palace Bridge

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
The length of the drawbridge forms 260 meters, and the width - 27 meters. The observation of the drawbridge is one of the oldest and best 'rituals' for the inhabitants of Saint Petersburg and the city guests. In the evening, the bridge is decorated with the magnificent illumination. 2012 began the great reconstruction of the bridge, which lasted nearly a year. Now the castle bridge is completely safe again, which one could not say before. … Read further

Leader Tower

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
A viewing platform is set on the roof. It is the highest point of St. Petersburg. You can climb it straight out of the restaurant, getting out from the hall that also offers a great panoramic view. Leader Tower skyscraper is not only the highest, but also the most beautiful in the city. By nightfall, its glazed facade turns into a huge multimedia screen, where different images are shown. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Saint Petersburg

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Saint Petersburg. Learn the best periods to visit Saint Petersburg to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Saint Petersburg.
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