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.

st michael's castle st petersburg

Mikhailovsky Castle (Saint Michael’s Castle) is among the largest architectural monuments of the 18th century. It is the only palace building in Russia, created in the romantic classicism style. It is located on the former place of the Empress’s Elizaveta Petrovna Summer Palace and surrounded…

Arts Square in St Petersburg

Arts Square, initially called Mikhailovskaya Square, is an architectural ensemble in St Petersburg. It was designed in the first part of the 19th century by a great architect Carlo di Giovanni Rossi. The square is located close to Griboedov canal. History and layout For a…

St Nicholas Naval Cathedral in St Petersburg (summer view)

Saint Nicholas Naval Cathedral, situated on the shore of Kryukov Canal close to Seven Bridges Point and surrounded by water, is a beautiful and quite unusual architectural monument of baroque. The Cathedral is cross-shaped and adorned with 68 columns. The facade is bright blue, symbolizing…

Stroganov Palace by night

Stroganov Palace in the centre of Saint Petersburg is a unique building of baroque style, constructed in the 18th century. This huge house belonged to the ancient merchant family of Stroganov. The construction of the Palace takes special attention. Photo by George Shuklin, CC BY-SA…

Palace Square in St Petersburg Russia

Situated in the heart of St Petersburg, Palace square is the main square of the city, adored by its residents and guests. It’s one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles of the world. Best Russian architects worked on its creation. The name of the square…

Hermitage Raphael Gallery

The 250th jubilee of the State Hermitage Museum was celebrated in 2014. 1764 is considered to be the year of the museum’s creation, in particular because an extensive collection of paintings purchased by Catherine the Great from the Prussian merchant – Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky –…

Kazan Cathedral St. Petersburg

In the very heart of the city, where the Griboyedov Canal crosses Nevsky Prospect, a majestic view of Kazan Square opens up. A beautiful temple, having stretched a wide arc of the colonnade, as if it embraces both a square with a fountain and the…

The Admiralty of St Petersburg Russia

It’s one of the most known oldest architectural monuments of the Northern capital. History The Admiralty’ construction started in 1704 under the supervision of Peter the Great on the island between Neva and Moyka rivers. The Admiralty was thought as a main dockyard of Russian…

Anichkov bridge in St Petersburg (panorama view)

One of the first and the most popular bridges in St Petersburg - the Anichkov bridge. It’s among three bridges that follow the Nevsky Prospekt and cross the Fontanka river. Having wonderful sculptures of horses, this bridge is easy to recognize and memorize. Anichkov bridge…

Yusupov Palace, view from Moyka River

The yellow facade on Moyka river hides a real treasure for those who are fond of antique interiors, grand stairs and halls, sculptures and paintings, modern theatre and mysterious stories. Despite several revolutions, war and crises, almost everything stayed the way it was. Yusupov Palace…