Must See Sights

30 of the most visited tourist attractions in St. Petersburg

What places should I definitely visit in Saint Petersburg? What are the top 10 sights in St Petersburg Russia? What attractions are must see there?

These and many other questions of a kind are very popular on forums, travel blogs or general search history. So to make your life way easier and to save your time on searching quality advice on attractions to visit in the Northern capital of Russia, I have prepared a list of places you need to see.

Theatres, cathedrals and churches, famous palaces, museums and squares are among them. Of course, there are many more exciting historical and current sightseeing that can be visited during a guided tour or a casual walk.

Easter Egg of the Faberge Museum collection

A privately owned museum, organized by the Link of Times Foundation, with the magnificent collection of works by the recognized worldwide jeweler Carl Fabergé. The Foundation acquired the unique collection from Malcolm Forbes, it also gathered over 4000 fine art pieces and restored Shuvalov Palace,…

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…

The interior of the Yusupov Theatre

Petersburg is a city of theaters. Today there are more than a hundred. There are drama theaters and opera and ballet theaters, musical theaters and puppet theaters, philharmonic societies and chapels, pop and mime theaters, theater and concert venues. In their decoration - luxurious imperial…

Dom Knigi on Nevsky Prospekt

All city residents and many guests know this beautiful building of Singer House, located on the crossing of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal close to Kazan Cathedral. A current book store - Dom Knigi (House of the Book) - is one of the cultural centers…

Eliseevy Merchants' Shop, Saint Petersburg

The story of a merchants’ firm of the Eliseevs started in the 1810s. It was established by a former serf from the Yaroslavskaya province - Pyotr Eliseev. According to one legend, a gardener of earl Sheremetev - Pyotr Eliseev - presented a saucer with fresh…

cruiser aurora

A legendary cruiser that currently serves as a museum ship of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Aurora is one of the well-known attractions of the city, its recognizable symbol with great history. Aurora was one of three first rank cruisers together with Pallada and Diana, constructed at…

Peter's cabin is a part of Russian museum.

The Cabin of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg is the first residence of the Tsar and generally the first civilian building in the city on the Neva river. It is situated on the Petrograd side, not far from the Troitsky Square. The Cabin is…

Dostoevsky museum in Saint Petersburg Russia

Saint Petersburg was always a part of Dostoevsky's art, as it meant a lot for him in real life. The poet moved to St Petersburg in 1837 and since changed among 20 addresses. Sights and streets of this at times called and severe, but still…

Museum of political history of Russia in Saint Petersburg

The Museum of the Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg is the first historical and political museum in Russia that holds evidence of the political life of Russian society from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. The museum's…

Mikhailovsky Palace at Arts Square in St Petersburg

The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg is the world’s greatest museum of Russian art. It was established by the Emperor Nicolas II in 1895 and solemnly open to the public on March 19, 1898. Up to 1917 the museum was called “The Russian Museum…