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St. Petersburg is above all an imperial city, created from scratch by Peter the Great on marshland at the mouth of the Neva and embellished by the Empresses Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine II. It is also a city where two revolutions took place, in 1905 and 1917, as well as a deadly siege from 1941 to 1944 when it was still known as Leningrad. With its bridges, princely palaces extending down the magnificent Nevsky Prospekt, onion-domed cathedrals, museums (among the world’s richest), and prestigious theatres, St. Petersburg is a fascinating destination for visitors. The enchantment continues in the city’s outskirts with the imperial palaces that were the summer residences of the tsars.

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Tourist attractions Saint Petersburg : Things to see and do

  • Невский проспект

    Nevski Pr. RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Nevsky Prospekt, a long 4.5 km straight line laid out in 1710s, is the city's most beautiful avenue and Petersburgers are very fond of its cafés, shops, theatres and cinemas. It is lined with architectural treasures of all styles, from aristocratic p..

  • Район Эрмитажа

    Millionnaïa Oul. RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    The imperial quarter is majestic and formal with its lavish residences, and Palace Square in the centre like a huge lake stretching between the enchanted island of the Winter Palace and the huge wave of the General Staff Building. The enormous space ..

  • Standing on an island in the Neva, Peter and Paul Fortress was designed to protect the entrance to the delta against the Swedes. Its inauguration on 16 May 1703 marked the birth of Russia's new capital, St. Petersburg. Alas, it was never used to defe..

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Hotels Saint Petersburg

  • Bonn-Apart

    Malaya Morskaya Street 8 App. 7 RUS - Saint Petersburg 191186

    Just 200 metres from Palace Square, the Admiralty and the large Nevsky Prospekt avenue, this hotel in central Saint Petersburg provides simple accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking. Bed sheets and towels are provided free of charge at the B..

  • The Sky at Nevsky Mini-Hotel

    Nevsky Prospekt 16 RUS - Saint Petersburg 190068

    Located in the city centre of Saint Petersburg, just 300 metres from Dvortsovaya Square, The Sky at Nevsky Mini-Hotel features a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is a 10-minute walk away. Overlooking the city, the classic-style..

  • Nevskaya Classika Hotel

    Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa 7, Bldg 8 RUS - Saint Petersburg 192019

    Prix Prices from : 1890 RUB

    Nevskaya Classika Hotel is located in Saint Petersburg, just a 2-minute walk from Admiralteyskaya Metro Station. Free WiFi access is available. Palace Square is 550 metres away. The comfortable rooms are air conditioned and have a TV and a fridge. T..

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