Saint Petersburg Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedrals and Churches

    Its beauty hidden like a veiled woman, Smolney Convent was shrouded under scaffolding and netting for restoration during our visit. This magnificent Russian Baroque architectural masterpiece is...

  • 2. Hermitage

    I live in St. Petersburg and I love the Hermitage as it combines the best aspects of world heritage. My favorite masterpieces are the sculptures, the beautiful decoration of the halls and the Italian...

  • 3. St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress

    This familiar site you can see on my photo is site we saw when we arrive and last place we saw upon departure to Russian capital. Somehow, the island and his famous fortress is not be part our...

  • 4. Nevsky Avenue

    Arguably the most-striking building on Nevsky Prospekt is the Art-Nouveau Singer Building, with its Neo-Classical bronze statuary, at No 28, adjacent to the Kanal Griboyedova. This was built in 1902...

  • 5. Palaces

    We arrived at the Yusupov Palace by boat after a scenic cruise beginning in one of the canals and ending on the Moika almost directly in front of the palace! The somewhat austere exterior of the...

  • 6. Museums

    Before learning Russian and visiting St Petersburg, I never appreciated just how rich and complex Russia's contemporary history has been. After visiting Erarta, however, I've found that the museum not...

  • 7. Rivers and Canals

    Besides the River Neva, there are many canals in St. Petersburg and it's worth your while to explore the city by taking a nice walk along them. You can see many historic places and buildings along the...

  • 8. Monuments

    Moscow Triumphal Gate or “Moskovskiye Triumfalniye Vorota” was built in 1838 according to project of famous Russian architect Vasiliy Petrovich Stasov. It took place during the rule of the Emperor...

  • 9. Theaters and Concert Halls

    One of my "must-do's" for a future visit to St Petersburg is to catch a performance at the Mariinsky Theatre, ideally a Russian opera in the main building. This time round though all I had time for...

  • 10. Admiralty

    This huge complex of buildings can be seen from the three main thoroughfares of the city. You can see this tower with the old spire crowned with a weather vane shaped like a caravelle. The spire...

  • 11. Other Attractions

    Worth a visit, although generally not as ornate as Moscow, there are still some beautiful stations See my SPB transport tips for some photo's The St Petersburg Metro is reputed to be the deepest one...

  • 12. Parks and Squares

    April 16th, 1917, was the date that was to interminably change the course of Russian history. This was the day that Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia from exile to assume leadership of the...

  • 13. City Environs

    A lovely summer palace, almost like a cottage at the far end of Peterhof Garden, right at the shore of the Gulf of Finland. This is said to have been the pet project of Peter the Great. After him,...

  • 14. St.Isaac's Cathedral

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    Having a boat trip along the city canals you will see lots of magnificent edifices. his is the golden dome of St.Isaac's Cathedral built in 1818 - 1848. St.Isaac was the patron saint of Peter the...

  • 15. Czar's Village

    We went on a nice half-day Pushkin -trip with Eclectica excursions from Nevsky Prospekt to visit The Catherine palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo. Tsarskoye Selo is situated 25 km...

  • 16. Bridges

    This is the pavilion of operating the drawing gear of Ekateringofsky draw-bridge. It was built in 1910-1917, 1950 – 1953 by the architects A. Pshenitsky, D. Akimov-Perets. The length of the bridge is...

  • 17. A walking tour

    My friend and I were planning to travel to St.Petersburg and Moscow from Poland. We had just 2.5 days in St.Petersburg and planned to explore it by ourselves. But when we read about all the...

  • 18. Canals and Rivers

    River cruise in twilight was highlight of great day in great City. I never done that before. I have organized cruise and our guides - dear lady that perfectly spoken Serbian and it was our guide all...

  • 19. Nebar

    If You wanna see really excellent russian nightclub - it is best place! Nebar is located in the city centre on Liteyny prospect 57, and have 3 floors inside it. Loud music lots of beautiful girls and...

  • 20. "Ruki Vver" Russian Old school bar

    Ruki Vverh Bar" - a restaurant-style mood 90s, This multi-format facility, combining a karaoke restaurant and nightclub with a bar restaurant. The club interior includes several rooms that allows...


    I really don't know how to explain them!Around the Nicholas 1 statue, was a man & woman dressed in period costume. Our guide told us they expect money if you...

  • 22. On My Wish List For Next Time!

    A couple of times during my wanderings I noticed this helicopter flying overhead. Doing a bit of research I find that it is a helicopter tour offered by Baltic...


    If you are coming to Saint Petersburg - make sure you have your free Virtual Tourist Flag with you!Just email the wonderful VT staff...

  • 24. Evening Stroll

    Marlinski TheatreWe were wondering how to best get to the theatre from our hotel and in the end decided to walk...buses just seemed too confusing. we headed out...

  • 25. Book a walking tour

    We wanted to have a bit of an overview of St Petersburg's main sites on the first day and so booked a walking tour with Urban Adventures walk about tours. It...

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