St Petersburg
closeSaint 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
St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg
St. Isaac's Cathedral was completed in 1858 after 40 years of construction. The magnificent cathedral with its enormous gilded dome is one of the largest in Europe.
Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
The tombs of Peter the Great and most of his successors draw many visitors to this lavishly decorated Baroque church, built at the Peter and Paul Fortress in the early 18th century.
St. Isaac's Square, St Petersburg
St. Isaac's Square is surrounded by a number of magnificent building, not in the least the monumental St. Isaac's Cathedral. At the center of the square stands a monument honoring Tsar Nicholas I.
Cabin of Peter the Great, St Petersburg
In 1703, shortly after founding St. Petersburg, Peter the great had a modest lodge cabin built for him. The small cabin, with only a couple of rooms, was built in just three days.

Random St Petersburg Tours & Activities
Private St. Petersburg Tour with Boat Ride, St Petersburg
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