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St. Petersburg's attractions

List of attractions of Saint Petersburg, Russia

An overview the of famous most touristic of sights St. Petersburg, the capital cultural of Russia or Venice the the of North:

Palace square

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.

Winter Palace and Hermitage

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.

Nevsky Prospekt

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.

Smolny Convent

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

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.

Attractions of Saint Petersburg

 River Neva: View on Peter and Paul Fortress

River Neva
View on and Peter Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress: Illuminated Peter and Paul Fortress at night

Peter and Paul Fortress
Illuminated Peter Paul and at Fortress night
Five corners Square : Near Dostoevskaya metro station on Zagorodnij prospekt

Five corners Square
Near Dostoevskaya station metro Zagorodnij on prospekt
Cruiser Aurora

Cruiser Aurora
Palace Square St.Petersburg

Palace Square St.Petersburg
Canals in St.Petersburg

Canals in St.Petersburg
Nothern Venice

Nothern Venice
Straight prospekts of Saint Petersburg

Straight prospekts of Saint Petersburg
Griboedov Canal: View of the Church of the Savior on Blood

Griboedov Canal
View of Church the the of Savior on Blood
Liteinij Bridge: St.Petersburg Bridges over Neva

Liteinij Bridge
St.Petersburg Bridges over Neva
Church of the Savior on Blood: Russian Church of St.Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Blood
Russian Church of St.Petersburg
Summer garden: Summer garden in the fall and the Fontanka River with a boat

Summer garden
Summer garden the in and fall the River Fontanka with a boat
St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral
Narva Triumphal Arch in St Petersburg

Narva Triumphal Arch in St Petersburg
Ploshad Vosstanija: The Square of Rebellion in St. Petersburg

Ploshad Vosstanija
The Square Rebellion of St. in Petersburg
St. Isaac's Square

St. Isaac's Square
Nevskij Prospekt: Church of the Savior on Blood on the background

Nevskij Prospekt
Church of Savior the Blood on on the background
Coach on the Palace Square: View of the Alexander Column

Coach on the Palace Square
View of Alexander the Column
Painting of St.Petersburg: Ships on the Neva river

Painting of St.Petersburg
Ships on Neva the river
Perspectives in Saint Petersburg

Perspectives in Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg in autumn

St. Petersburg in autumn
Vosstanija Square: Lights at night

Vosstanija Square
Lights at night
Sunset in St.Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress

Sunset in St.Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress
Smolny Cathedral: Summer in Saint Petersburg

Smolny Cathedral
Summer in Saint Petersburg
The Bronze Horseman: Monument to Peter the Great

The Bronze Horseman
Monument to the Peter Great
Near Gortinij dvor metro station: rain in St.Petersburg

Near Gortinij dvor metro station
rain in St.Petersburg
Vitebskij railway station

Vitebskij railway station
Nevskij Prospekt in snow: St.Petersburg in a winter night

Nevskij Prospekt in snow
St.Petersburg in winter a night
Kasanskij cathedral

Kasanskij cathedral
Canasl in St. Petersburg

Canasl in St. Petersburg
Rostral column in St.Petersburg: Strelka of Vasilijevskij island

Rostral column in St.Petersburg
Strelka of Vasilijevskij island
Boat on a channel in St Petersburg

Boat on a channel in St Petersburg
Michael Castle: frozen Fontanka river

Michael Castle
frozen Fontanka river
Modern St.Petersburg

Modern St.Petersburg
Summer garten grate

Summer garten grate
St. Isaac's Cathedral: view from Vasilievskij island

St. Isaac's Cathedral
view from Vasilievskij island
Canals of Saint Petersburg

Canals of Saint Petersburg
Bridges of St.Petersburg

Bridges of St.Petersburg
monument to Catherine the Great: in the garden before the Alexandrinsky Theatre

monument to Catherine the Great
in the before garden Alexandrinsky the Theatre
Ismajlovskij Cathedral: with blue dome

Ismajlovskij Cathedral
with blue dome
Palace Square: View on the General Staff Building

Palace Square
View on General the Staff Building
Sphinx bridge in St.Petersburg

Sphinx bridge in St.Petersburg
Bridges over Neva river

Bridges over Neva river
Cruiser Aurora in St.Petersburg

Cruiser Aurora in St.Petersburg
Kazan Cathedral: Monument to Kutuzov

Kazan Cathedral
Monument to Kutuzov
Russian Amsterdam

Russian Amsterdam
Sailing ship in St.Petersburg

Sailing ship in St.Petersburg
St. Isaac's Cathedral: Old photo

St. Isaac's Cathedral
Old photo
Michael's Castle St Petersburg: old photo in black and white

Michael's Castle St Petersburg
old photo black in and white
Nicholas Naval Cathedral : Church with golden domes near Mariinskij theater

Nicholas Naval Cathedral
Church with domes golden Mariinskij near theater
Water reflection in St.Petersburg

Water reflection in St.Petersburg
Illuminated Bridge in St.Petersburg

Illuminated Bridge in St.Petersburg
Catherine the Great monument

Catherine the Great monument
Panorama St.Petersburg Neva river

Panorama St.Petersburg Neva river
Panorama St.Petersburg

Panorama St.Petersburg
Sailing ship in Saint Petersburg

Sailing ship in Saint Petersburg
Bridge with towers: Staro-Kalinkin Bridge

Bridge with towers
Staro-Kalinkin Bridge
Frozen neva river

Frozen neva river
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