Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
First - to visit the Hermitage - one of the greatest museums all over the world;
Second - to take a trip by motorboat via rivers and canals around the city;
Third - to drink a glas ( or more :) of the local beer - Baltika # 10 - preferable
Fondest memory: the white nights season in June
you can walk 32 kms inside the ermitage museum ,it is the biggest museum in the world
Fondest memory: I was in a group in the ermitage museum,without a russian visa,for I was not in a hotel,but on board a finnish boat.I suddenly escaped from the group and went to the city alone,without visa!
I came back at the end of the visit;everyone saw paintings,and I st-petersburg!
Everybody who visit St. Petersburg should not miss the Winter Palace as it is definitely one of the most treasured museums in the world. The palace was finished during the reign of Catherine the Great. It also served as a residence of the Russian Tsars for a century until the revolution of 1917.
Fondest memory: The magnificence of the Palace Square became my fondest memory of St. Petersburg. Looking at the square and the surrounding palaces, it was almost as if I could portray how Imperial Russia was like and what kind of life the Russian Tsars led.
The Hermitage at the Winter Palace. Not an original choice I know, but it is dazzling. Millions of items in the museum's collection - art of such quality that it can seem like a surrealistic dream - and the palace interior, especially the Pavilion Hall.
Fondest memory: Staying in a grim Intourist dump out of town (this was Soviet era), it was a morning rush-hour trolleybus trip into the centre. Away from the guide for a while, I took out some toffee to while away the lurching ride, and passed the bag around. It may have gummed up some steel teeth but it broke the ice and was a rare chance to meet some locals, pass the photos down the aisle and and promise I'd come back.
Visit the Hermitage which houses some of the most beautiful paintings in the world
Fondest memory: Seeing all the gold they put into their buildings e.g. roofs of cathedrals and palaces have gold. Also as I walked through one street that was being dug up, I found that the whole city was built on sand.
Fondest memory: Hermitage is a museum of fine arts, located in the Winter Palace (I just talkd about it in a previous tip). If you like fine arts, it is the first place you should visit in St. Petersburg. On the picture I am standing on the Palace Square with Hermitage in a background
Favorite thing: Visit Hermitage museum - it's fabulous! Just give enough time for that visit otherwise you'll not see anything when rushing through sections.
..visit Hermitage if you love art.. this is beautiful. More info http://www.hermitage.ru/html_En/index.html
Fondest memory: Photo: Statue of Amenemhat III, 19th century BC