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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
Bank Bridge, St Petersburg
The Bank Bridge, built in 1826 across the Griboyedov Canal, is one of the most magnificent of St. Petersburg's many bridges. The pedestrian bridge is decorated with four large sculptures of Griffins.
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.
Russian Museum, St Petersburg
The main collection of the Russian Museum is housed in the 19th century Mikhailovsky Palace. It gives an excellent overview of Russian art from the 12th through the 20th century.
Hermitage, St Petersburg
The Hermitage is one of the most famous museums in the world. Founded in 1764 by Catharine the Great, the museum is housed in the magnificent Winter palace and adjoining Hermitage buildings.

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