Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. St. Isaac's Cathedral
- 2. Rostral Columns
- 3. Hermitage
- 4. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
- 5. Peter and Paul Cathedral
- 6. Palace Square
- 7. Peterhof
- 8. Bronze Horseman
- 9. Nevsky Prospekt
- 10. Peter and Paul Fortress
- 11. Admiralty
- 12. Russian Museum
- 13. Smolny Monastery
- 14. Mariinsky Theatre
- 15. Alexander Nevsky Monastery
- 16. Field of Mars
- 17. St. Isaac's Square
Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great. During the following two centuries, when Saint Petersburg was the capital of Russia, the city quickly developed into one of the world's most magnificent cities thanks to the construction of impressive edifices such as the Winter Palace, the Admiralty, the Mariinsky Theater and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Despite the many monumental buildings the city has an unmistakable charm thanks to the numerous channels and bridges which give Saint Petersburg a romantic flair.
Random St Petersburg Highlights
This remarkable church with colorful onion domes was built at the end of the 19th century in honor of the assassinated tsar Alexander II. The church was built in a classical Russian Revival style by Alfred Parland.
In 1703 Peter the Great ordered the construction of a fortress on a tiny island in the Neva Delta. It would be the nucleus of Russia's new imperial capital, St. Petersburg.
The Smolny Monastery was originally built in the 18th century for Elisabeth I, daughter of Peter the Great. A change in plans however put her not in the convent, but on the throne.
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