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.
Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg
Nevsky Prospekt, a wide boulevard connecting the Admiralty Building with the Alexander Nevsky Monastery is Russia's most famous boulevard. It is lined with magnificent palaces, churches and monuments.
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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