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Guide to St Petersburg
Guide to St Petersburg

Interesting places and facts about the city St Petersburg in Russia

St. Petersburg is a cultural capital of Russia. The main cultural values and sights of the city are known throughout the world. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter 1. The city survived the revolutions and the blockade during the Second World War, but these events did not affect the overall splendor of the city.

Points of Interest and Landmarks of St. Petersburg

The Hermitage is a majestic building, consisting of five buildings, which are interconnected. The official number of exhibits in the Hermitage is 3,106.071 in the form of paintings, sculptures, numismatics, weapons items, rare books and much more. The Hermitage is included in the list of especially valuable cultural objects. Peter and Paul Fortress was laid in 1703 on the order of Peter I. It is part of the Museum of the History of Petersburg. The fortress has a rich history and was originally used as a prison. Today, concerts are held here, the Space and Rocketry Museum is open.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built on the site of the death of Alexander II on money collected from all over the state. It is a one-temple church. The external appearance and interior decoration of the building in the form of a mosaic impresses with its power and splendor. The Alexander Column is a monument dedicated to the victory of Alexander I over Napoleon. It was erected by order of the Russian Emperor Nicholas I. It is a column with the figure of an angel holding a cross. The monument was opened in 1834. Today, The Alexander Column is very popular among the people of the country and the world as a whole.

Nightlife of St. Petersburg

In the State Academic Mariinsky Theater, you will feel the full force of art. The troupe of the Mariinsky Theater is famous all over the world for its play of works by Russian classics. Concerts, operas, performances and much more, accompanied by a rich decoration of the hall and acoustics of high quality will make your evening unforgettable. You can see the what's on at the theater's website. Theater Center on Kolomenskaya Street is a great place where you can spend a wonderful evening, sitting at tables and looking through different performances on stage. There are also concerts for adults, and small performances for children. All this is accompanied by a good sound and cozy atmosphere.

Cuisine and Restaurants of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is quite rich in restaurants and small cafes, where you can have a snack or an unforgettable dinner. Perkorso is one of the best restaurants of Italian cuisine, which offers its visitors exquisite dishes and excellent drinks. The quality of service is high. Prices are higher than the average for the city.

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