There are a few arches in St. Petersburg that were erected to commemorate war victories. The wooden Narva Arch was built as a memorial to the war of 1812. It is situated along the Narva highway originally to greet soldiers returning home after their victory over Napoleon.
Sir Isaac's Cathedral
The 21.8m-high golden dome dominating the St Petersburg skyline is Sir Isaac's Cathedral, the last neo-classical structure to be built in the city. French designer Ricard de Montferrand kick-started proceedings in 1818, but construction took so long (the cathedral wasn't finished until 1858) that Nicholas I was able to extend the original designs to include even more extravagance. The granite was ordered from Finland (and delivered in specially built ships and railways), 100kg of gold leaf were used for the dome and the end result - a lavish interior of marble and mosaic - is a must-see. You can climb up the 43m-high colonnade for breathtaking views of the city.
Registration & Passport
Any foreign visitor to Russia should be registered for the visit to each city. Normally, all hotels completes the registration for you and give you a piece of paper showing the registration. You always should carry this paper with you along wth your passport. The registration should be completed within 3 days after your arrival to any city.
Scaled down Formula 1 racing with many competitions. The cars can go 50 KPH, so it is not for little children.
Children can go on Bumber cars at Divo Ostrov, by Krestovsky Ostrov Metro. helmets and safety belts and Kart.
Expensive! Rent it for about 3000-10,000 rubles ($300) an hour depending on type.
The most professional carting facility in St. Petersburg
5-minute test drives for less than 300 rubles ($12)
Les expensive club, Karting-Klub, Kolpino, 13 Saperny Per. 7-612-461-28-83
Day Trip: Pavlovsk
You can visit the Pavlovsk palace and grounds from a bus tour or on your own by train.
You can go from Vitebsk Railway Station to Pavlovsk station.
It is 29 km from the center of St. Peterburg