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
Bronze Horseman, St Petersburg
The equestrian statue of Peter the Great at Senate Square is the most famous symbol of St. Petersburg. Its name stems from a poem by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
Mikhailovsky Castle, St Petersburg
Tsar Paul I, who feared a conspiracy against him, built a fortress-like residence to protect him against his political opponents. Just 40 days after moving in, he was murdered in his bedroom.
Peterhof, St Petersburg
Peterhof is a magnificent country residence created in the early 18th century by tsar Peter the Great. Its Great Palace and expansive park adorned with fountains were to rival the splendor of Versailles.
Rostral Columns, St Petersburg
The Rostral Columns were built in the early 19th century as beacons that guided ships into St. Petersburg's port. The columns are adorned with prows, symbolizing naval supremacy.

Random St Petersburg Tours & Activities
Vodka Tasting and Evening Canal Cruise in St Petersburg, St Petersburg
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