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
Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
The tombs of Peter the Great and most of his successors draw many visitors to this lavishly decorated Baroque church, built at the Peter and Paul Fortress in the early 18th century.
Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
The Mariinsky Theatre opened in 1860 as St. Petersburg's answer to Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. Today it is still the city's prime venue for opera and ballet performances.
Bank Bridge, St Petersburg
The Bank Bridge, built in 1826 across the Griboyedov Canal, is one of the most magnificent of St. Petersburg's many bridges. The pedestrian bridge is decorated with four large sculptures of Griffins.
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.

Random St Petersburg Tours & Activities
Saint Petersburg CityPass, St Petersburg
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Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg Experience, St Petersburg
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