Saint Petersburg is an ideal city for exploring the culture of Russia and an informative holiday. The city center and its historical suburbs are an open-air museum that could tell us about history of an entire country and host masterpieces of world art. Architectural ensembles, an artful combination of the water surface of the canals and the granite of the embankments, a smooth «sky line» create a single harmonious image of the city that appeared thanks to the dream of Peter the Great.
Saint Petersburg is the city where the classics of Russian literature were created and which they chose as the setting for their novels. The great people who made up the glory of Russia — musicians, travelers, academicians, inventors — have lived and worked here and left real addresses.
The historic center of the city and its suburbs are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
Europe’s Leading Destination 2016
Europe’s Leading City Destination 2017, 2019
Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination 2018
Europe’s Leading Heritage Destination 2018
The best destination in Russia for the last 5 years, on of the TOP 10 best destinations in Europe
WHY ST. PETERSBURG?
Saint Petersburg is a city with a special role in the history of the country, where Russian history have been created for three centuries. The past of the Russian Empire’s capital, rich cultural heritage and bustling life of the modern metropolis create in the city on the Neva a unique atmosphere that will not leave anyone indifferent.
The hallmark of Saint Petersburg is the majestic panoramas of the historical ensembles of the Neva River embankments and its branches, connected by numerous bridges. The steely waters of rivers and canals, austere granite embankments with descents to the water, and bridges decorated with sculptures and elegant lattices, give the appearance of the city a special beauty. The city is perceived in a special way from the river. Peter the Great planned Neva to become the city’s main thoroughfare and to construct buildings and structures facing the river.
The magnificent museum collection, which was founded in 1764 by Catherine II, today includes more than 3 million exhibits, located on an area of more than 200 thousand square meters. During the tour of the 350 halls of the State Hermitage Museum, you will walk more than 20 kilometers! In order not to get lost in the palace corridors and not to miss a single masterpiece, we recommend you to take the tour accompanied by our professional guide.
There are numerous Orthodox churches In Saint Petersburg, nineteen of which have the status of cathedrals. City cathedrals are not only historical and architectural monuments, but also outstanding examples of decorative and applied art and, of course, spiritual centers. It is difficult to fully understand Russian culture without visiting old Orthodox churches.
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