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.

Railway Stations of Saint Petersburg

Are you already in St Petersburg and want to travel around, or just feel like getting to know the city closer? Anyway, the following information will be both useful an interesting. There are five active railway stations in the city, and four of them are located close to the historical center. All of them have […]

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Never Returned: Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Aleksandrovich Brodsky (1940-1996) was a writer, a translator, a teacher, the person known and respected in Russia and worldwide back then and now. His biography is tightly connected to Leningrad (former name of St Petersburg) where he was born on May 24, 1940. The image of the post-war city stayed in the poet’s memory […]

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Girl speaking on the phone Getting a SIM card in St Petersburg

Travelling to Saint Petersburg for business or pleasure is still very entertaining and engaging. However, modern world is hard to imagine without social media and smartphone. Thus, if you want to have data 24/7 and be able to make cheap phone calls in St Petersburg, you might need to change a mobile operator and purchase […]

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Best Hotels with a Neva River View

How do you usually pick up a hotel when travelling to this or that location? What criteria are the most important? Is it price or a range of offered services, or probably the location of the hotel? If you are up to a wonderful river view in St Petersburg, here are some options that you […]

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Ballet performance on the stage Cultural Vacation: Theaters of St Petersburg

Apart from visiting museums and cathedrals of St Petersburg, you should definitely include in your travel program a cultural evening in one of the theatres. Actually, autumn is the best travel season for theatre-goers, as it is always a start of new theatre season. By the way, there are over 100 theatres in the city, […]

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Autumn park in St Petersburg Reasons to Visit St Petersburg in Autumn

There is no need to postpone a trip to St Petersburg to a summer period. Autumn is also a wonderful season to get familiar with the city and spend a wonderful vacation there! Check some reasons to visit the Northern capital of Russia in autumn. No tourists Summer is undoubtedly the most popular travel season. […]

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Unusual Places to Visit in St Petersburg

Want to explore some other sights than the State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Cathedral? Check some unusual places in the city center. They are unique in the origin and will broaden your knowledge on different topics. Plus, you’ll enjoy the time a lot! Museum of Soviet Arcade Games Visit a museum where you […]

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The view on Kunstkamera and Palace bridge on the sunset Movies of St Petersburg

It’s impossible not to fall in love with the Northern capital of Russia. If you are planning a trip to the city or want to get nostalgic of your journey, here are some movies of St Petersburg to bring up the memories. The Stroll/ Progulka (2002) Very summery and light film shot as a real-time […]

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Panorama view on the Winter palace in St Petersburg St Petersburg as The Capital of Russia

Saint Petersburg is a wonderful city founded by Peter the Great in 1703. It all started from Peter and Paul Fortress. The city expanded and developed gradually, becoming the cultural, administrative, scientific and political centre of Russian Empire. In fact, Saint Petersburg became the capital of Russian Empire in 1712. The history of the city […]

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Best Free Activities in St Petersburg

Fun and free – a perfect combo when speaking of activities to do in one of the largest cities of Russia. Undoubtedly, Saint Petersburg offers a great range of memorable and entertaining activities. Some of them are totally free, so you can enjoy them as much as you want! I also advice visiting some tourist […]

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