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
Hermitage, St Petersburg
The Hermitage is one of the most famous museums in the world. Founded in 1764 by Catharine the Great, the museum is housed in the magnificent Winter palace and adjoining Hermitage buildings.
Aurora, St Petersburg
The Cruiser Aurora is a naval ship famous for firing the first shot that triggered the October Revolution in 1917. The ship is now a museum, permanently anchored at the Neva river.
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.
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.

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Grand Tour of St Petersburg, St Petersburg
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Personal City Assistant in Saint Petersburg, St Petersburg
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