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
Aurora, St Petersburg
The Cruiser Aurora is a naval ship famous for firing the first shot that triggered the October Revolution in 1917. The ship is now a museum, permanently anchored at the Neva river.
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.
Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St Petersburg
The Alexander Nevsky Monastery was built in the early 18th century to house the relics of of St Alexander Nevsky, a famous prince who defeated the Swedish army in the 13th century.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg
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.

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