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.

Ploshchad Vosstaniya, that is translated as the Uprising Square, is one of the most famous squares of Saint Petersburg. It is situated in the city centre, on a crossing of two large avenues - Nevsky and Ligovsky. The centre of the square is adorned with…

The Bank bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge that is protected by wonderful and mysterious myth griffons. It is one of the three “animal” bridges of Saint Petersburg, situated on the Griboedov Canal. The bridge opens a fascinating view on such city attractions as Nevsky…

Moscow Triumphal Gate was constructed in 1834-1838 by the architect Vasily Stasov. The monument is located on the way to Saint Petersburg from the south of Moscow outpost. Working on the reconstruction of the Narva Triumphal Gate, the architect started projecting the Moscow arch. Stasov…

The prison “Crosses” (Russian: Kresty) in Saint Petersburg is the most famous Russian prison. The first isolator was constructed there already in 1868. There were 960 cells for up to 1800 people. The modern complex was projected in 1890 by the architect Antony Tomishko. The…

The mansion of Matilda Kshesinskaya is a bright representative of the Northern modern. It is the oldest building on the Troitskaya Square of Saint Petersburg. Nowadays the museum of the political history of Russia is located in the mansion. Before the building belonged to the…

Saint Petersburg is known for their sights dedicated to the triumph of the Russian weapon. One of the most impressive attractions is the Narva Triumphal Gate or, the Narva Triumphal Arch. This wonderful construction in the Empire style was erected in 1814 in honor of…

The icebreaker “Krasin” was built in 1916-1917 in England, in New Castle by the order of the Russian state. With the initial name “Svyatogor”, it was supposed as the most powerful Russian Arctic icebreaker that served for a couple of years and soon was drawn.…

Summer Palace of Peter the Great is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in Saint Petersburg. It’s located in a very beautiful area called Summer Garden. The garden was established in the beginning of the 18th century when the Northern capital was just…

Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery, or Alexander Nevsky Lavra is often called the heart of Saint Petersburg. Peter the Great ordered to build a monastery on the supposed place of the Battle on the Ice of 1242. Later, it was historically proven that the battle took…

Alongside with the Hermitage, Faberge and Russian museums, Erarta is a sight of Saint Petersburg. It is a museum of contemporary art. It opened in Saint Petersburg on September 30, 2010. There you can see not only casual or absolutely shocking modern pieces of art,…