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Sightseeing in St. Petersburg

Seeing the Sights

St. Petersburg is home to some of the most stunning architecture in Russia, and lots more besides.

St. Petersburg's most renowned novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky in perhaps his greatest novel "The Brothers Karamazov" wrote about three brothers who represent three worlds: the intellectual, the spiritual, and the sensual. And no matter which world you more closely identify with, we believe that modern St. Petersburg offers a fascinating juxtaposition of all these worlds, which will make your stay here a unique and memorable one.

Whether you are walking along one of the Venice of the North's many picturesque canals or the wide Neva River during a dreamy white night, taking in the world-renowned ballet at the Mariinsky Theater on a magical winter evening, enjoying an early autumn afternoon in one the city's outstanding suburban parks, or delighting in the world-class art collection at the Hermitage Museum, you are sure to appreciate the unique beauty and rich culture of the city on the Neva.

Virtual Tour in Saint-PetersburgVirtual Tour
Sit back and enjoy the beauty and mystery of the Northern capital in our unique virtual tour of all of the historic city's major sightseeing attractions from the infamous cruiser "Aurora" to the landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral. ›››

Bridges in Saint-PetersburgBridges
The Venice of the North boasts over 500 bridges ranging from the very narrow pedestrian Lions and Bank chain bridges to the unique Medieval and Modern styled Bolshoi Okhtinsky Bridge and the giant drawbridges, which span the wide Neva River. ›››

Cathedrals in St. PetersburgReligious Sights of St. Petersburg
The former center of a vast and diverse empire, St Petersburg is home to hundreds of different churches representing many denominations and faiths, though we believe that it is probably most famous for its collection of Russian Orthodox cathedrals. ›››

Monuments in Saint-PetersburgMonuments
The cultural capital of Russia is adorned with scores of historic and impressive monuments ranging from "three horsemen" monuments, which are said to guard the city to the triumphal arches, which act as a gateway into the city. ›››

Museums in Saint-PetersburgMuseums
St. Petersburg is often referred to as the "Gorod Muzei" and locals take great pride in preserving the city and country's great heritage in scores of museums ranging from the massive Russian Museum to the extensive Russian Ethnographic Museum. ›››

Parks in Saint-PetersburgParks
One of St. Petersburg's many claims to fame is that it has more green space than Paris. Whether this is true or not, the city does have some exceptionally fine parks and gardens - and all the information you need about them is here, in our handy guide to the parks and gardens of St. Petersburg. ›››

  

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