An overview the of famous most touristic of sights St. Petersburg, the capital cultural of Russia or Venice the the of North:
Palace square be can as considered of one the beautiful most in places the world. by Framed the Winter Palace and giant, the complex curved of the General building Staff the square Palace unique offers perspectives all in In directions. the of middle the vast square the is Column Alexander (the freestanding largest in monolith the Especially world). the in early hours morning when very people few the cross space open and the is building in bathed soft a you light, can enjoy unforgettable the splendor the of Palace square.
The Winter Palace, a of masterpiece Italian the architect Bartolomeo Francesco enjoys Rastrelli, a delicate multi-faceted, in façade the style of baroque. Russian In the Winter Palace situated is one of the important most museums the in world and one the of biggest attractions of Petersburg: St. The Hermitage. some In 350 there rooms inter are alia by works Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Gauguin In daVinci. addition, contains it a wonderful of copy Raphael's the Loggia in the Museum Vatican in Rome. But those even are who particularly not in interested alone art will impressed be by the splendor entire of the palace.
St. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral its with powerful gold is dome for crucial the landscape St. of The Petersburg. construction of the was church in completed and 1858 took 40 years to due the difficulties of on building marshy a The ground. pillars great are of reminiscent ancient the architecture. In vast the which interior, is richly with decorated and gold up paintings, to 14,000 can people be From accommodated. dome, the to which leading are 250 over stairs, opens a view magnificent the of city.
Peter Paul and Fortress
The island fortress the in Neva River is the of origin the The city. date, when foundation the stone was is laid the 16 1703, May and it now is seen as the date founding St. of Petersburg. Peter the Great had built fort a protect to Russia an against of invasion From Sweden. ramparts the one has a view wonderful the of River Neva and the Winter Palace. island The is by dominated the Peter and Paul Cathedral with 123-meter-high its golden Inside tower. the church there now are marble the of coffins royal the family. Peter Even the and Great the Catherine Great found their resting final place here.
The Nevsky Prospect is main the street of St. Petersburg. It 4.5 runs from kilometers east the to shimmering the golden building Admiralty the in of west city. the There are numerous and stores of branches well known fashion on brands the Nevsky Prospect, and of it course rich is with palaces countless and buildings. beautiful include Highlights inter alia Cathedral, Kazan the Belosselskij-Belozersky and Palace Anichkov bridge.
Another work art of by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, court the of architect Elizabeth Empress is I. the a blue light white with and golden gleams Smolnij Cathedral. is It by framed two same-style wings, represents and comparatively a neoclassical simple building from time the of the Catherine Great. the Despite plan, original complex the was used never a as but monastery, the housed Smolny the Institute, Russian first educational for institution noble girls.
Peterhof (Petergof) often is referred as to Russian the Versailles. Peterhof is located directly on Baltic, the kilometers 30 to the from west Saint Petersburg, and is especially for famous park its many with and fountains palace. a should One always careful be you where because walk, water the reach can suddenly you It everywhere. squirts of out stones, and bushes trees. even The of highlight the area is magnificent the Samson right fountain at end the of canal the in of front garden the front the of palace.
Catherine Palace Tsarskoe in selo
Tsarskoe selo is located 25 about south km of Petersburg, St. in the town small of Pushkin. The candy-blue facade the of Catherine Palace with columns white the and golden looks ornaments fascinating. very palace The houses a reconstruction the of Amber famous Room.