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.

Unusual places and facts about St Petersburg Courtyard-wells of St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a wonderful city full of interesting sights and places with exciting history. If you want to see the real city – walk along its streets, explore the hidden places. St Petersburg, for instance, is known for its unusually-shaped courtyards. Some of them are closed and remind wells. So as you got it, […]

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Rubinshteina Street Bars & Restaurants on Rubinshteina Street

A street full of bars and restaurants – not a dream, but a reality. Rubinshtein Street in St Petersburg is well-known for the fast majority of places where you can taste international dishes, have an evening drink, relax in a pleasant atmosphere alone or in a company of friends. It is definitely the main restaurant […]

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White nights in St Petersburg and Best ways to enjoy them Names of St Petersburg

What if I tell you that St Petersburg has many names? What names can you remember? Below is a brief historical overview of how the city’s called! Saint Petersburg Since 1703 till 1914 the city had a name in the memory of St Pete, although many people suggest it was called so in honor of […]

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Gostiny Dvor in St Petersburg Russia The Oldest Stores of St Petersburg

There is a variety of boutiques, shops, stores, showrooms and malls in St Petersburg, where you can buy practically everything you need. Today you’ll learn about the oldest stores of St Petersburg which are still at your service on a daily basis. The House of Books Constructed in 1902-1904, the building first belonged to the […]

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throne hall in winter palace Palace Coups: Intriguing Era in Russian History

The epoch of Palace Coups is a period in the history of Russia from 1725 to 1762 when country governors changed as a result of conspiracy and actions of the guards ruled by the aristocracy or closest associates of Peter the Great. This term was suggested by Professor Kluychevsky who called this time period so, […]

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Exchange Money in St Petersburg Exchange Services in St Petersburg

Traveling can be a bit stressful if not knowing much the country of destination, its language and possible services you can get there. To make your trip in St Petersburg more pleasant and organized, read these articles. If you want to know more about the financial side of the trip, i.e. exchange services in St […]

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Moscow railway station in St Petersburg Russia St Petersburg – Moscow Train Connection

Are you travelling in Russia and planning to visit both Moscow and St Petersburg? Anyway, train is a very pleasant, safe and fast means of moving from one city to another. There are actually several trains, all of which are well-equipped, have restaurants, air-conditioning, toilets, wi-fi and whatever you actually might need during the trip. […]

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panorama view from isaac's cathedral st petersburg Top Panorama Sights of St Petersburg

Definitely St Petersburg is all about beautiful sights and historical places that one must visit at least once. Below you can learn about special areas where it’s possible to enjoy panorama views of the city, also take memorable pictures there and, for instance, have a picnic if weather is good enough! St.Isaac’s Colonnade Awesome viewing […]

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matreshka and souvenirs from russia Top Souvenirs from St Petersburg

Get gifts from Russia that your friends or relatives will love. That’s easy, as there are so many options! What’s the first souvenir that comes to your mind? Matreshka Doll Might be cliché, but still a nice souvenir, especially if you buy a nice set of dolls made in Russia. Those are more expensive than […]

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Luxury hotels in St Petersburg Best Unusual Hotels of St Petersburg

Are you a bit tired of usual hotels and hostels? Great news for you – there are some awesome places in St Petersburg where you can stay. They are very authentic, unique in design, some have special historical value. Choose the best option according to your budget and preference! Soul Kitchen Hostel It is a […]

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