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Travel Guide of Saint Petersburg in Russia by Influencers and Travelers


Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd, then Leningrad, is a city situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow.


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1 - Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740 as a star fortress.

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2 - Stroganov Palace

The Stroganov Palace is a Late Baroque palace at the intersection of the Moika River and Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg, Russia. The palace was built to Bartolomeo Rastrelli's designs for Baron Sergei Grigoriyevich Stroganov in 1753–1754. The interiors were remodeled by Andrei Voronikhin at the turn of the 19th century.

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3 - Saint Michael's Castle

St. Michael's Castle, also called the Mikhailovsky Castle or the Engineers' Castle, is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. St.

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4 - Winter Palace

The Winter Palace was the official residence of the Russian Emperors from 1732 to 1917. Today, the palace and its precincts form the Hermitage Museum.

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5 - Peter and Paul Cathedral

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg, built between 1712 and 1733 on Hare Island along the Neva River. Both the cathedral and the fortress were originally built under Peter the Great and designed by Domenico Trezzini. The cathedral's bell tower is the world's tallest Orthodox bell tower.

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6 - Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum, formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III, on Arts Square in Saint Petersburg, is the world's largest depository of Russian fine art.

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7 - Monument to Nicholas I

The Monument to Nicholas I is a bronze equestrian monument of Nicholas I of Russia on St Isaac's Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Created by French sculptor Auguste de Montferrand and unveiled on July 7 [O.S. June 25], 1859, the six-meter statue was considered a technical wonder at the time of its creation. It is one of only a few bronze statues with only two support points. Another example is the 1852 equestrian statue of U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

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8 - Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th-century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres.

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9 - Summer Palace of Peter the Great

The Summer Palace of Peter the Great was built between 1710–1714 in the northeast corner of the Summer Garden, located on an island formed by the Fontanka river, Moyka river, and the Swan Canal.

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10 - Kunstkamera

The Kunstkamera is the first museum in Russia. Established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727, the Kunstkammer Building hosts the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, with a collection of almost 2,000,000 items.

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11 - Pulkovo Airport

   15 km away

Pulkovo Airport is an international airport serving St. Petersburg, Russia. It consists of one terminal, Terminal 1 which is located 23 km south of the city centre. The airport serves as a hub for Aeroflot and as focus city for Smartavia.

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12 - Petergof

   24 km away

Petergof or Peterhof, known as Petrodvorets from 1944 to 1997, is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland.

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13 - Catherine Palace

   24 km away

The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.

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14 - Grand Peterhof Palace

   24 km away
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15 - Catherine Park

   25 km away

The Catherine Park is the large landscaped area to the south of the Catherine Palace, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia. The park has two parts: a formal 18th century Dutch-style garden and a natural English garden.

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16 - Tsarskoye Selo

   25 km away

Tsarskoye Selo was the town containing a former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility, located 24 kilometers south from the center of Saint Petersburg. The residence now forms part of the town of Pushkin.

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17 - Садовая улица

   25 km away

Sadovaya Street or Garden Street is a major thoroughfare in Saint Petersburg, Russia, passing through the historic city center.

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18 - Тарховка

   25 km away
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19 - Toksovo

   27 km away

Toksovo is an urban locality in Vsevolozhsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 20 kilometers to the north of St. Petersburg on the Karelian Isthmus.

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20 - Solnechnoye

   33 km away
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