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
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.
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.
Palace Square, St Petersburg
St. Peterburg's Palace Square is an enormous square in the heart of the historic city. It is an architectural showcase, surrounded by monumental buildings such as the Winter Palace and General Staff Building.
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.

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