Attractions

The Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage is one of the best museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. The State Hermitage Museum has entertained visitors for more than two centuries. Its history goes back to 1764, when the Small Hermitage was built to house Catherine II's art collection.View More>>

Russian Museum

The Russian Museum in St Petersburg, along with Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, is the largest museum of Russian art in the world. It treasures rich collections of ancient and modern art by Russian and Soviet painters, sculptures, and graphic artists. View More>>

The Kunstkammer

The Kunstkammer, founded by Peter the Great in 1714 in St Petersburg, was the first museum in Russia. Started as Peter's "Cabinet of Curiosities", the museum became part of the newly formed Academy of Sciences in 1724. For over a hundred years it functioned as an important public institution.View More>>

Mikhailovsky Castle

Mikhailovsky Castle is one of the most mysterious buildings in Saint Petersburg. It bears the stamp of individuality of its owner, Paul I, a mystic and exceptional Russian Emperor, who died in the castle. View More>>

Russian Vodka Museum

The first tavern where one could buy vodka was opened in Russia in 1533. The beverage was brought into the country even earlier, at the beginning of the 15th century. The museum dedicated to vodka was opened in St Petersburg just in 2001.View More>>

Memorial Apartment of Alexander Pushkin

The Memorial Apartment and Museum of Alexander Pushkin, the most famous poet of Russia, is located on Moika Embankment, not far from Nevsky Prospect. In this apartment the poet finished his famous novel The Captain’s Daughter and worked on The Peter the Great’s Chronicles.View More>>

Cesme Church and Palace

The Chesme Palace was designed by architect Velten in 1774-1777. He used the medieval English castle Longford as a sample. The Cesme Church and palace have Gothic motifs in their design. View More>>

Dom Knigi

Dom Knigi (Book House), located in one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings of Saint Petersburg, is well-known not only in Russia, but also abroad. View More>>

St Isaac's Cathedral

St Isaac's Cathedral is one of the most remarkable monuments of Russian architecture. This grand structure filled up the space of the Senate Square, and created a new square as well. Alongside with the Peter and Paul's Cathedral and the Admiralty it became an important landmark in the cityscape. View More>>

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Alexander Nevsky Lavra is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the city. It is located at the end of Nevsky Prospect, between Alexander Nevsky Square and Obvodny Canal, at the confluence of the Monastyrka River and Neva River.View More>>

Mosque

The mosque attracts people with its exotic view, unusual for the northern landscape of Saint Petersburg. The dome and two minarets of the mosque are decorated with multi-colored tiles, the walls are made of gray granite and the facade is decorated with sayings from the Koran.View More>>

Naval St Nicolas Cathedral of the Epiphany

The Cathedral was named after St Nicolas Chudotvotetz (Wonder Worker). It became a kind of memorial in honor of the lost seamen. In the garden around the Cathedral one can see the memorial in honor of the heroes of the Russian-Japanese War.View More>>

Bronze Horseman

The first monument in our city was erected on Senate Square. It’s a monument to Peter I, the founder of St Petersburg. This monument, commemorated by Pushkin in his poem The Bronze Horseman, is one of the best samples of the world monumental sculpture.View More>>

Arts Square

Arts Square is one of the most interesting architectural ensembles in St Petersburg as all the buildings facing the square are connected to arts. The center of the ensemble is the Mikhailovsky Palace, designed by architect Rossi in 1819-1825.View More>>

The Admiralty

The Nevskiy Prospect starts with an immense building of the Admiralty – one of the most spectacular sights of Saint Petersburg. Its long gilded spire with a ship on the top is ranked as a specific and world-known symbol of the city. View More>>

Monument to Catherine the Great

The "golden age" of Russia – this is how the period of Catherine’s the Great reign was called. Thanks to her constant efforts to improve the life of Russian people, she was fully adored by the locals of St Petersburg. View More>>

The Alexander Column

Amazing piece of architecture and engineering – this is about one of the most remarkable sights of St. Petersburg – the Alexander Column, a monument to the Russian military victory in the war with Napoleon's France. The column got the name of outstanding Emperor Alexander I, who ruled Russia between 1801 and 1825. View More>>

The Column of Glory

The Column of Glory is one of the most remarkable symbols of St Petersburg. It is located at Konnogvardeiskiy Boulevard, connecting the St. Isaac's Square and the Senate Square with the district of Kolomna.This famous monument is represented by two granite pillars, crowned by bronze figures of the goddess of victory Nike.View More>>

The Moscow Triumphal Gates

The Moscow Triumphal Gates is a winning classical iron gate in St Petersburg. The monument was erected in 1834-1838 in honour of the Russian victory in the Russo-Turkish War (1828-1829). At first, the city governors planned to place the monument at the Obvodniy Canal. View More>>
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