Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
- 2. Bronze Horseman
- 3. St. Isaac's Cathedral
- 4. Peter and Paul Fortress
- 5. Hermitage
- 6. Palace Square
- 7. Peterhof
- 8. Smolny Monastery
- 9. Rostral Columns
- 10. Alexander Nevsky Monastery
- 11. Aurora
- 12. Russian Museum
- 13. Nevsky Prospekt
- 14. St. Isaac's Square
- 15. Admiralty
- 16. Mariinsky Theatre
- 17. Peter and Paul Cathedral
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
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.
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.
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
- Duration: 6 hours
Small-Group St Petersburg City Highlights Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
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- Duration: 3 hours