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
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg
This remarkable church with colorful onion domes was built at the end of the 19th century in honor of the assassinated tsar Alexander II. The church was built in a classical Russian Revival style by Alfred Parland.
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.
St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg
St. Isaac's Cathedral was completed in 1858 after 40 years of construction. The magnificent cathedral with its enormous gilded dome is one of the largest in Europe.

Random St Petersburg Tours & Activities
State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour, St Petersburg
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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St Petersburg White Nights Boat Tour, St Petersburg
  • Duration: 72 minutes
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