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  • 1 Nevsky Prospekt Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Hermitage Quarter Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 3 Palace Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dvortsovaäa Plochtchad RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Palace Square, a focal point in the history of St. Petersburg, notably in the bloody revolutions of 1905 and 1917, is now the city's cultural centre boasting the prestigious Hermitage Museum. Designed by Carlo Rossi like a stage set, it affords a gra..

  • 4 Winter Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dvortsovaïa nab. 32 RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    The Winter Palace, seat of the Hermitage Museum since the October Revolution, is very impressive with its long pistachio green façade dotted with 400 immaculately white columns. It was built by the Italian Bartolomeo Rastrelli between 1754 and 1762 i..

  • 5 Alexander Column Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dvortsovaäa Plochtchad RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    The Alexander Column, topped by a gilded angel, is 47.5m high, making it the tallest in the world. It was built between 1830 and 1834 by Auguste de Montferrand to commemorate Alexander I's victory over Napoleon in 1812. It therefore had to surpass th..

  • 6 Arts Square Quarter Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plochtchad Iskousstv RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    The Arts Square Quarter, the heart of the city's artistic life, is truly enchanting with its numerous museums (Russian Museum, Russian Museum of Ethnography, Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts), theatres and concert halls, magnificent residences o..

  • 7 Peter and Paul Fortress Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    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..

  • 8 Peter and Paul Fortress: Peter and Paul Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    You can see it from far off with its impressive (123m high) spindly bell tower, topped by a gilded angel and chimes that play the hymn of the tsars. Peter and Paul Cathedral, built between 1714 and 1733 by Domenico Trezzini, is the Romanov's necropol..

  • 9 Hermitage Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Place du Palais RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Symbol of the "capital of the North", the Hermitage Museum is at once a huge temple devoted to Art, a series of magnificent palaces and an ensemble of historic buildings that is alone worth the trip to St. Petersburg. This gigantic museum b..

  • 10 Russian Museum of St. Petersburg Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Injeneraïa Oul. 4/2 RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Explore the treasures of Russian painting, sculpture and folk art in this magnificent museum boasting one of the richest collections of Russian art in the country. The museum retraces the spectacular history of Russian art through its different movem..

  • 11 General Staff Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dvortsovaäa Plochtchad RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    It was Carlo Rossi who gave Palace Square its current look when he built this grandiose edifice across from the imperial residence. The General Staff Building occupies the entire southern side of the square, its curved façade stretching out for 580m...

  • 12 Ostrovsky Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plochtchad Ostrovskogo RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Ostrovsky is one of 13 squares designed by the Neapolitan Carlo Rossi, the major architect in St Petersburg from 1818 to 1832. Lined by the Alexandra Theatre, it boasts a statue of Catherine II in its centre, endowed with the symbols of power (sceptr..

  • 13 Architect Rossi Street Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Oulitsa Zodtchego Rossi RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    As its name indicates, this street was laid out by architect Carlo Rossi, who was particularly prolific in 19C St Petersburg. This master of neo-Classicism left his stamp on the two colonnaded buildings standing across from each other in perfect symm..

  • 14 Anichkov Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    This bridge spanning the Fontanka bears the name of military engineer Mikhail Anichkov, who oversaw the construction of the first - wooden -bridge. The bridge is mainly known for its magnificent sculptures of horses and their tamers standing on its c..

  • 15 Millionaire Street Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Millionnaïa oulitsa RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    In addition to the New Hermitage, recognisable by the 10 atlantes on its façade (1839-1852), Millionaire Street is lined with prestigious palaces built by the Petersburg aristocracy and the imperial family. Of particular note is the house of Count Ap..

  • 16 Palace Quay Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dvortsovaïa naberejnaïa RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Palace Quay owes its name to the tsars' residence, the Winter Palace, whose north façade stretches along the Neva for nearly 250m. The succession of aristocratic palaces makes it undeniably the most beautiful quay in St Petersburg. Note Kantemir Pala..

  • 17 Arts Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plochtad Iskousstv RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Designed by Carlo Rossi and dominated by the statue of the poet Pushkin, Arts Square is as its name indicates a hymn to literature, painting and sculpture. It contains St. Petersburg's most prestigious museums and theatres, including the Russian Muse..

  • 18 The Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Ingenernaïa Oul. 4 RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    In a superb building specially designed by Vassily Svinin, the collection retraces the history of the 150 ethnic groups that have peopled the territory of the former Russian Empire. The Russian Museum of Ethnography, the largest of its kind in the wo..

  • 19 Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Nab. Griboïedova 2b RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    The Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood thrusts skyward its polychrome cabled onion domes on the very spot where Tsar Alexander II, to whom it is dedicated, was assassinated in 1881. Built in the Neo-Russian style and modelled after the Cathedral ..

  • 20 Summer Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    RUS - Sankt-Peterburg

    Peter the Great lived simply, far from the splendour of the imperial palaces and aristocratic homes. His Summer Palace, where he withdrew with his family during fine weather, is proof. It is composed of a dozen very simply decorated rooms, which are ..

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