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
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.
Admiralty, St Petersburg
The Admiralty is an enormous building originally created by Peter the Great as the country's main shipyard. The current design with a central archway and gilded spire dates back to the early 19th 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.
Cabin of Peter the Great, St Petersburg
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.

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Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg, St Petersburg
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Offbeat St Pete Highlights Tour, St Petersburg
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Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg, St Petersburg
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