Interesting Facts

Places, traditions, attractions of St Petersburg

«Scientia potentia est» is translated from Latin as “the knowledge is the power”. So here is your source of power – a lot of interesting historical, geographical, social and other facts about St Petersburg, its places, people and attractions. Read about Russian traditions, prejudices and stereotypes that foreigners might have, as well as about city events and sights. Ask questions if you have any, and let’s explore Saint Petersburg together during a private tour.

Coronavirus: Updates from Saint Petersburg

COVID-19 ruined many plans of millions of people all over the world. And although I prefer not focusing on negativity, this pandemic is unfortunately our current reality that people try to overcome. For instance, earlier I shared some virtual tours of Saint Petersburg museums that are a great substitute nowadays. Today you will get to […]

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Virtual Tours of Saint Petersburg Museums

Staying inside without being able to travel? Quite a common case considering the fact that the world is going a bit unsocial, but still friendly during the times of COVID-19. I will not focus on this topic, as there are many discussions, worries and updates out there. But there is one thing that I definitely […]

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Taste Desserts on Nevsky Prospekt of Petersburg

Sweet tooth, this article is for you. Although, or probably luckily it is so, Saint Petersburg is a huge city and there you can find everything, there is no real need to travel much from one place to another. Lots of cool entertaining and dining spots are situated right in the city centre. For instance, […]

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International Women’s Day Celebration in Russia

Although nowadays many people in Russia associate March 8 with an extra day-off, the holiday has very serious roots. So apart from getting to know a Russian way of celebrating International Women’s Day, below you can read about the historical origins of this spring holiday. Origins Initially, the date was created by a social movement. […]

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Lion Statues in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a very beautiful city, there is no doubt about that. But did you know, for instance, that apart from a variety of architectural styles the city streets are full of lions and sphinx. Those are sculptures, of course. Lions in Saint Petersburg vary: they are made of marble and gypsum, copper and […]

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Rooftops of Saint Petersburg, Russia Rooftops of Saint Petersburg

The views of Saint Petersburg are truly magical no matter what the season is. There is always something to watch and explore in such a beautiful and diversified city of the world. By the way, there is one specialty of the city that you must probably heard of its – rooftops of Saint Petersburg. Open […]

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Cat sitting in the hall of State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg Cats of the Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage cats are official considered as highly-qualified specialists of cleaning the museum from rats. As the director of the state museum in Saint Petersburg says, the cats are even as popular as Rembrandt. Every cat has its own passport and a vet book. Cats in the museum The cats of the Hermitage live in […]

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Mobile apps are a good tool to make travelling easy Useful Apps for Tourists in Saint Petersburg

Are you going to spend some time in Saint Petersburg? I’ve got some wonderful news for you. There are several useful mobile apps for tourists that will make your stay for much easier and more comfortable. Yandex.Maps Saint Petersburg is a megalopolis with millions of people and places. Getting lost there is very easy. In […]

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Mikhailovsky Palace at Arts Square in St Petersburg Unique Architecture of Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is known for its magnificent architecture. Thanks to Peter the Great, the city was built according to the European standards. Italian, German and Dutch architectural traditions inspired many looks of the city on the Neva river. Quite often Saint Petersburg is addressed as a cultural capital of Russia, since there you can see […]

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Cozy and stylish hotel room Popular Hotels of Saint Petersburg

It can be very challenging to find a nice accommodation when planning a trip, especially to a new country or city. According to personal experience and the reviews of tourists, the guests of Saint Petersburg usually prefer staying in some international hotel chains. So, the most popular hotels in Saint Petersburg are actually those that […]

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