Sights and Attractions

What to see in St. Petersburg

St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities of Russia. It has a great variety of sights and attractions, all breath-taking and interesting to visit. Some of them are more famous, some are less, but still each of city and suburbs tourist destinations are worth seeing. Below you can find a list of places to visit in St Petersburg. There are churches and cathedrals, museums and monuments, palaces and parks, popular walking streets, squares and bridges, theatres. If you want to know more about these or other attractions, leave your request or book a private tour straight away.

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral

The city of Kronstadt is located on the Kotlin Island in the Gulf of Finland. In 2011, it was connected to the southern and northern parts of the city by a highway as part of a complex of flood protection structures in St. Petersburg. The…

Battleship Poltava. Photo by Andrey Shremetev

The Poltava project is a faithful recreation for museum purposes of the first large ship of the Russian Navy, launched at the St. Petersburg Admiralty in 1712. The choice of the name of the ship was not accidental - in honor of the place where…

View on the palace in Oranienbaum from the front lawn

The palace and park ensemble “Oranienbaum” is located in the city of Lomonosov, so named in Soviet times in honor of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. It is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 km from St. Petersburg near…

The fortress of Old Ladoga from a bird-eye view

Thus begins the folk epic of the 12th century, "The Tale of Bygone Years," recorded by monk Nestor. This document forms the basis of historical research on the beginning of Russian statehood. And in accordance with it, the fragmented principalities on the territory of the…

Metro station hall in Saint Petersburg Russia

You would probably ask what can be attractive and interesting in getting to know such a utilitarian destination as the city underground? There may be nothing all over the world, but not in the cities of the former Soviet Union. Starting from the first lines…

Gostiny Dvor on Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg

Gostiny Dvor is the historical Russian name for shopping galleries. It can be translated as a guest house or guest yard. Since ancient times, the word Gost’ (Guest) in Russia meant a merchant who came to trade. Therefore, both indoor markets and shopping arcades began…

Sphinxes sculpture on Saint Petersburg promenade

The word Sphinx comes from the Greek language. The peoples of the world represented these sculptures in different ways. In ancient Egypt, lions lived beyond the Nile Valley, were beautiful and strong. Egyptian sculptors carved lion statues from stone and placed them near temples and…

Pikalov bridge as a part of Seven bridges Point in Saint Petersburg Russia

Pikalov bridge (Russian: Pikalov most) across Griboedov canal is located along Kryukov Embankment. It connects Kolomensky and Pokrovsky islands. Unique and unusual crossing of Kryukov and Griboedov canals contributed to the creation of a beautiful Seven bridges spot. The bridge is situated close to Saint…

Aleksandrovsky garden and the Admiralty in Saint Petersburg

The garden, named after the Emperor Aleksander II, was opened in 1874. In the times of Peter the Great, there was a free area - a glacis - in front of the Admiralty. Its main role was to defend the fortress. However, in reality the…

The Spit of Vasilievsky island in Saint Petersburg

The building of the old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange is located in the compositional centre of the Spit of Vasilievsky island. It has very vivid and monumental features of classicism. In the end of 1781, the stock exchange was ordered to be projected and built…