Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Things to Do

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Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Things to Do

  • Hermitage

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    The Military Gallery of 1812 was created by Carlo Rossi in 1826 in commemoration of Russian Imperial Army participation in the Napoleonic Wars. The Gallery is divided by doubled columns into three sections; the middle section forms the threshold to the St George Hall (the throne room), and is lit by skylights in the painted vaults. 332 portraits...

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  • Cathedrals and Churches

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    So today was a pretty cool day! We cashed in on the free breakfast at the hotel. No money made on us here! Church of the Spilled Blood Then we made our way to the Church on Spilled Blood. We only wore Tshirts because we didn't think it was very cold, and it wasn't, as long as we were moving. All the Russians wore big coats and jackets. We were...

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  • St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    This photo was taken whilst on a evening cruise along the Neva River and canals. A good method of obtaining an uninterupted view of many of the important buildings, palaces a historical points of St Petersburg.

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  • Rivers and Canals

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    These people looked like they were enjoying being riverside early evening. From our river cruise it looked cool and 30 minutes later we were forced to go inside due to the chill. I guess summer temperature varies depending how close your home is to the Equator.

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  • Palaces

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    The Yusupov Palace, once owned by the very wealthy & powerful Yusupov family, is probably most well known as the setting of the death of the mysterious Grigory Rasputin on the night of December 17, 1916. The peasant-monk Rasputin reportedly had a trance-like attraction & healing powers. He was able to stop the suffering of Tzar Nicholas'...

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  • Monuments

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    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 Nicholas I who had the nicknames Emperor the Soldier or just Father the Commander. That’s why it was the time when the youth born in the noble families...

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  • Museums

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Combat Engineers and Signal Corps has several canvas of famous Russian painter of Polish origin January (Jan) Sukhodolsky (1797-1875) dedicated to Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829. Greek national uprising of 1821 was the reason of Russian participation in this war. Russian Imperial Government of Emperor...

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  • Theaters and Concert Halls

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    We had the choice of 2 theatre performances, The Cossack Dancers or the Russian Ballet. I chose the Cossack Dancers to my wife's disappointment, but after seeing this wonderful performance she was extremely happy. Well worth the money!

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  • St.Isaac's Cathedral

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Church of St Isaac back to the hotel for the jackets and hit refresh, then on to The Church of St. Isaac. This church was big gilded, columned and also very impressive and was known as a symbol of the revolution and working class Russia. it made impressive use of emphasing space while maintaining impressive presense. Very decorative with major use...

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  • Parks and Squares

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    The Summer Garden - a park with beautiful fountains - excellent for a stroll to get some peace and quiet after running around the streets in Saint Petersburg. The summer garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika and the Swan Canal. Inside the summer garden there is a little café where you can sit down and have an ice-cream, a pastry...

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  • Nevsky Avenue

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    This building bears a blue and white stencilled warning which reads: ‘Citizens: during artillery bombing this side of the street is most dangerous.’ There are similar plaques around the city, like one on the Anichkov Bridge which says that this missing piece of granite is one of many scars left behind from shelling that took place during Siege of...

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  • City Environs

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    We went on a full-day tour with Eclectica excursions from Nevsky Prospekt to Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great), situated 180 km from Saint Petersburg. A very complete tour: we left Saint Petersburg at 8 AM and returned at 8 PM. We saw the monastery, the wooden houses and had around 2 hours to walk around on our own in the centre of Novgorod....

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  • Other Attractions

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Aurora, the magnificent museum and historical symbol of Russian Navy daily visited by many tourists. Inside the ship is a rich collection of documents, photos, art work, military artifact as well permanent exhibit of presentation of everyday life of mariners. So, there was a navy collectibles and others memorabilia related to Russian Navy. And it...

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  • Admiralty

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Today Admiralty building was constructed to Andreyan Zakharov between 1806 and 1823. Located at the western end of the Nevsky Prospekt, The Admiralty with its gilded spire topped by a golden weather-vane in the shape of a small sail warship (Korablik), is one of the city's most conspicuous landmarks and the focal point of old St. Petersburg's three...

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  • Bridges

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    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 66,8 m, the width 23,3 m. It’s situated between Rizhsky prospect and Gapsal’skaya Ul. From 1911 till 1930 the bridge had a name of Rizhsky. It’s the...

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  • Czar's Village

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    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 south-east of Saint Petersburg. It was very practical to take an organized trip because we were taken exactly were we wanted, and we were even able to see the...

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  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (in Russian Spas Na Krovi) is one of the main Russian Orthodox churches of St. Petersburg.It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, its official name.The name refers to the blood of the assassinated Alexander II of Russia, who was mortally wounded...

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  • Saint Isaac's Cathedral

    Saint Isaac's Cathedral in is the largest cathedral in the city and was the largest church in Russia when it was built (101.5 meters high). It was dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great who had been born on the feast day of that saint.Long before this lavishly decorated building was opened to the public in 1858, St....

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  • Walking in the streets

    For the last years I wanted to visit St.Petersburg and see how the city has changed after my last visit (it was before break-up of Soviet Union) unfortunately I didn't have chance to do so and this August I finally realised my dream. I went there with my sister for the long weekend. My dream was just walk in streets and breathe this air which...

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  • Drawn the bridges at night

    Today, there are 342 bridges over canals and rivers of various sizes, styles and constructions, built at different periods. Some of them are small pedestrian bridges, such as Bank and Lion bridges, others are huge transport arteries such as almost one kilometer long Alexander Nevsky Bridge. There are about 800 small bridges across hundreds of...

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  • Hermitage

    The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest museums in the world, with 3 million works of art and one of the oldest art galleries and museums of human history and culture in the world. The vast Hermitage collections are displayed in six buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace which used to be the official residence of the Russian...

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  • funny public toilets ;)

    In my trip to St. Petersburg I were met the funny public toilets. From the time of USSR (Soviet Union) I remember, that the toilet culture in Russia isn't the excellent but I really was surprised, when I was saw the toilet-buses beside the Palace Square, near the Winter Palace (Hermitage).The Russia doesn't stop to amaze me ... In here some...

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    The Bronze Horseman (literally "The Copper Horseman") is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great by Étienne Maurice Falconet. The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, in much the same way that the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of New York City.The statue's pedestal is the enormous Thunder Stone, sometimes claimed to be the largest...

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  • Palace Square

    Palace Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of world-wide significance, including the Bloody Sunday in 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917.The earliest and most celebrated building on...

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  • Nevsky Prospekt - the Nevsky Avenue

    Nevsky Prospekt is the main street in the city of St Petersburg. Planned by Peter the Great as beginning the road to Novgorod and Moscow, the avenue runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station and, after making a turn at Vosstaniya Square, to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. The chief sights include the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the...

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  • Kazan Cathedral

    Kazan Cathedral is a name of several Russian churches dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, an icon that the Russian Orthodox Church probably venerates the most. The latter church was modelled by Andrey Voronikhin after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It was constructed between 1801 and 1811.Some art historians assert that Emperor Paul intended to build a...

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  • The canal cruise

    Neva is a river in northwestern Russia flowing from Lake Ladoga through the western part of Leningrad Oblast and the city of Saint Petersburg to the Gulf of Finland. Despite its modest length, it is the third largest river in Europe. The length of the Neva is 74 km.Average width is 400—600 m, maximum width: 1200 m. Average depth is 8-11 m, maximum...

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  • Peter and Paul Cathedral in fortress

    The Peter and Paul Cathedral is located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Cathedral named after the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul was designed by D. Trezzini and erected in the central part of the fortress in 1712-1733. The Cathedral bell-tower is the city-s highest architectural monument. Its golden spire reaches...

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  • Peter and Paul Fortress

    When Peter the Great re-claimed the lands along the Neva River in 1703, he decided to build a fort to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedish army and navy. The fortress was founded on a small island in the Neva delta on May 27, 1703 and that day became the birthday of the city of St Petersburg. The Swedes were defeated before the...

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  • Ships & boats on the river.

    I forget the name of this ship, but I think it had a role in the Bolshevik revolution.It was moored in the river for the public to look around & I think it is still used as a training ship: hence the naval personnel.Note the (now rare) Soviet-era numberplate on the mid to late 1970s Lada by the ship.

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  • Parks.

    St Peterburg's parks have the usual statues, lawns, benches & some stylish, beautiful Russian ladies.

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  • Beaches.

    There are a few beaches around the city of St.Peterburg (Leningrad), including this one near the Pribaltiyskaya Hotel.

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  • Sunsets.

    St. Peterburg is around 59 degrees, 57 minutes north. In UK terms it's as far north as the southern end of the Shetland Isles.This means you get long days & late sunsets if you visit in June or July.The beach near the Pribaltiyskaya Hotel is a good place to see the sun go down.

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  • Decembrists' Square (Ploshchad'...

    The Decembrists' Square (Ploshchad' Dekabristov) was given its present name in 1925 in honor of the first feeble attempt at a Russian revolution - the Decembrists' Uprising of 14 December 1825. Inspired by radical ideas from France during the Napoleonic campaigns, young officers tried to depose the new Tsar Nicholas I by drawing up troops in the...

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  • The State Hermitage

    The State Hermitage is one of the world biggest art and culture museums. Founded in 1764, the Hermitage comprises eight departments: the Primitive Culture, the Culture of Antiquity, the Culture of the East, the History of Russian Culture, the Numismatics, the West European Culture, the Department of Science and Education, and the Restoration...

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  • Peter and Paul Fortress

    The Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost') is historical core of St.Petersburg. It is a monument of military and engineering craft. It was laid by the order and to the plot-plan of Peter the Great on May 1703 on Zayachy Island that is linked with Petrogradsky Island by Ioanovsky and Kronverksky bridges. The Fortress forms an irregular...

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  • The architect Rossi street.

    Rossi was the architect from Italy. Russian king Peter I invited Rossi in St.Petersburg to plan the city. Rossi was the main architect of St.Petersburg. In the photo is one of his great building. Now there is the famous Russian balley school.

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  • Kunstkamera

    The Kunstkamera (1718-34 G.I.Matternovi, N.F. Gerbel, G.Ciaveri; 1754-58 S.O.Chevakinsky) is one of the most original examples of the baroque of the first third of the 18th century. That is blue-and-white building with the steeple was the city's first museum, founded in 1714 by Peter himself. This museum (Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography) is...

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  • Basil Island (Vasilievsky Island)

    The cape of Basil Island (Vasilievsky Island) is called a Spit (Strelka) (Tongue of Land) because it sticks out into the Neva Riverin the shape of a spit and divides it into two estuaries. The spot ranks as one of the most prominent architectural sights in Saint- Petersburg. The two almost a hundred feet high redbrick. Rostral Columns raised on the...

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  • Alexander Column (Alexandrinskaya...

    The colossal Alexander Column (Alexandrinskaya Colonna) with the bronze figure of an angel at the top was erected in the center of the Square in 1834 to commemorate the triumphant victory of the Russians over Napoleon in the Patriotic War 1812. It was built by architect Monferran and was named after Emperor Alexander The First. The bronze angel on...

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  • Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad)

    The Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) is the most grandiose among the squares of the city. The focal point of its architectural ensemble is the Winter Palace (Zimny dvorets), an architectural masterpiece of the flamboyant Russian Baroque and the royal residence of all the Russian Emperors but Paul. It was built by Rastrelli at the close of the...

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  • Hermitage

    The most important monument of St. Petersburg is the Winter Palace, the official winter residence of the Russian royal family. Right after the Russian revolution of 1917, the walls were painted in deep red. Later on the color of the uprising was replaced with turquoise green, and in 1980s more blue was mixed into the wall paint.The Winter Palace...

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  • Petrodvorets

    Peterhoff, the palace and the park, is an outstanding landmark of Russia's artistic culture. Founded in the beginning of the 18th century by Peter the Great, Peterhoff was built to become the most splendid official summer residence of the Russian Emperors. The famous Russian Tsar himself chose the position of the palace on the coast of the Gulf of...

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  • Ekatherina's palace

    It's a nice place too.You will need a day to see it,because it's out city too.You can take a blanket & food with your & have a picnic over there.Palace is beautiful!It's my favorite!Blue one with golden decoration!But garden & pond is something special in this whole World!You can see rare trees in the queen's garden & small ducklings with their...

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  • The park house

    In the big park in Pushkin town are many park houses. They are built in different styles. This is "Caprice".

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