St Petersburg
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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
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.
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.
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.
Field of Mars, St Petersburg
The Field of Mars, a former military parade and exercise ground, is now the site of a memorial honoring the victims of the revolutions of 1917 and the following civil war.

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