Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

There is so much beauty in one place there one fails to find anywhere else. Somewhat inaptly named the Venice of the North, Saint Petersburg is like a fairy tale the splendor of which is complemented with towering golden domes of the Petropavlovsk Fortress, the Isaac Cathedral, the Church of Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Admiralty. This is the city of famous writers Dostoyevsky and Yesenin, the Hermitage, the most beautiful museum in the world, the divine Imperial Village, a magical river Neva, a plethora of bridges and most importantly, this is the city of incredibly polite people.

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Photos of Saint Petersburg

On this page you can find the best photos of all tourist attractions in the city of Saint Petersburg. This is the fastest way to get to know Saint Petersburg and all of its tourist attractions. This photo gallery is interactive, which means that it consists of the most viewed photos of tourist sights and attractions in Saint Petersburg. Therefore, the visitors of the website are the ones that create this gallery themselves.

Photos of Saint Petersburg

Tourist map

Map of Saint Petersburg

On this map you can find all of the tourist attractions of Saint Petersburg. This map shows the locations of: all tourist sights, museums, most important religious sites, shopping zones etc. You can zoom in or out the map and discover some ‘hidden gems’ in different areas of the city. This map will help you plan your trip and help you discover what is in close proximity to your hotel or near your favorite destinations in the city that you do not want to miss.

Tourist map of Saint Petersburg

History

History of Saint Petersburg
When Peter the Great, in 1703, said, "Cut down the birch tree, we’ll build the city", no one could even imagine that in that very place would stand the third largest European city. During its short history, Saint Petersburg has changed its name as many as four times. The first official name of the city was St. Petersburg.

History of Saint Petersburg

Sights

Sights in Saint Petersburg

On this page you can find the best photos of all tourist sights in the city of St Petersburg. This is the fastest way to get to know St Petersburg and all of its tourist attractions. This photo gallery is interactive, which means that it is composed of the most viewed photos of tourist sights and attraction in St Petersburg. Therefore, the visitors of the website are the ones that create this gallery themselves.

Sights in Saint Petersburg

Museums

Museums in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is home to the world’s most beautiful museum Hermitage. Here one may see over 3 million pieces of art, and if we decide to dedicate only a few seconds to each of these masterpieces then we may well spend around 8 years here. Saint Petersburg has over 300 museums, and it really takes months to visit them all. Museums stand in silent testimony to the great opulence of the Romanov Royal dynasty, the creation of this city, from the first fortress and its defensive walls to the private houses of the world class writers and poets. On this page you will find a full list of museums in the city of Saint Petersburg.

Museums in Saint Petersburg

History of Saint Petersburg

When Peter the Great, in 1703, said, "Cut down the birch tree, we’ll build the city", no one could even imagine that in that very place would stand the third largest European city. During its short history, Saint Petersburg has changed its name as many as four times. The first official name of the city was St. Petersburg. After the Second World War, the name changed to Peter’s city. After the revolution, a new name emerged, Lenin’s city, which lasted until the downfall of the Soviet Union, when the name changed again to Saint Petersburg. Although many believe that the city was named after Peter the Great, the founder of the city, Saint Petersburg is actually named after the saint patron of Peter the Great, Simon Peter. However, if you ask the tour guides they will give you completely different names of Saint Petersburg. Because of its riveting beauty, many call it "the Venice of the North". Others call it the city of the “white nights due to the natural phenomenon that occurs in the months of June and July (the phenomenon of white nights, when the daylight lasts for 24 hours); Others call it the city of heroes, because the siege of the Sankt Petersburg, during the Second World War lasted for almost 900 days; millions of people died of cold and hunger, yet the city has never been conquered. Finally , the citizens of Saint Petersburg call it simply Peter.

History of Saint Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg

There is so much beauty in one place there one fails to find anywhere else. Somewhat inaptly named the Venice of the North, Saint Petersburg is like a fairy tale the splendor of which is complemented with towering golden domes of the Petropavlovsk Fortress, the Isaac Cathedral, the Church of Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Admiralty. This is the city of famous writers Dostoyevsky and Yesenin, the Hermitage, the most beautiful museum in the world, the divine Imperial Village, a magical river Neva, a plethora of bridges and most importantly, this is the city of incredibly polite people.

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