Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Saint Petersburg is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Saint Petersburg a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Saint Petersburg.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Saint Petersburg.
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St Isaac's Square, 4, St Petersburg, Russia
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
St. Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor as it is locally called is the largest cathedral for the Russian Orthodox Church in the city of Saint Petersburg. Built as a dedication to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, this church bears references to quite a few styles of architecture.
Most prominent among these styles of architecture are the eminent Late Neo...
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Palace Square, St Petersburg, Russia
The Palace square holds a commanding position in St Petersburg. It is surrounded by great architectural buildings like the baroque Winter Palace on one side and the Imperial Army General Staff building and Hermitage museum on the other, and dates back to the times of Alexander the Great. The Nevsky Prospect lies just a few metres away from the squa...
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Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
This historic art museum really needs no introduction. One of the largest museums in the world, there are over three million pieces of art that are stored in the archives. Only a small portion of this collection is put on display.
Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, this museum is also one of the oldest in the world. The Hermitage Museum is hou...
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2, Razvodnaya Ulitsa, Peterhof (town)
10:30 am - 05:00 pm
This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises a series of gardens and palaces located in Saint Petersburg. The unsuspecting tourist will certainly be caught off guard by the sheer lavishness and grandiose nature of these palaces.
Among the man made marvels, there is a sixteen meter high natural bluff that is less than one hundred meters from the shorel...
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Kronverkskaya naberezhnaya, Peter and Paul Fortress, Zayachii Ostrov 6 | Zayachii Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia
06:00 am - 10:00 pm
One of the most important locations in Saint Petersburg, this fortress was established by Peter the Great. Originally built out of wood in 1703, the fortress was completely rebuilt using stone from 1706 to 1740.
Domenico Trezzini was the man behind the marvelous designs of this fortress. Today, the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History is the ma...
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Александра Невского ул., 9, St Petersburg, Russia, 191167
The Bronze Horseman statue was commissioned by Catherine the Great. The statue and the pedestal took twelve years to complete between 1770 and 1782. A depiction of Peter the Great riding his horse, the bronze statue is considered to be a piece of art that has intricate beauty.
The statue which is over twenty feet tall has a great amount of detailin...
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Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 2б, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
Previously known as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, this iconic landmark is one of the most important destinations in Saint Petersburg. Being a major attraction, the church attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists on an annual basis.
Established on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, the church was dedicated to his memory. A...
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Nevsky prospect, St Petersburg, Russia, 191025
The Anichkov Bridge is essential viewing for tourists when in St. Petersburg, not just for its excellent vantage point but also for the unique history behind it. The bridge is arched with facades of pink granite and the cast iron railings have fantastical images of mermaids and seahorses. It is the oldest bridge across theriver Fontanka river. Wort...
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Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Nevsky Prospekt is perhaps the most famous stretch of road in Saint Petersburg. This historic road was designed and implemented by Peter the Great. Originally, the road served as the starting point for the route to Moscow and Novgorod.
In modern times, the Nevsky Prospekt is the main cultural center of the city and also functions as its main ac...
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7 Sadovaya Str., Pushkin, St. Petersburg, 196601, Russia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This palace located in the south eastern part of Saint Petersburg used to serve as the summer home for the Tsars. A flamboyant and elaborate monument to the affluence of the Russian Crown, this palace is a shining example of the Rococo style of architecture.
Catherine I of Russia commissioned the building in 1717, after which it has been renovated ...
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Inzhenernaya St, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The State Russian museum holds the largest collection of fine arts in Russia. It was commissioned in 1895 in the impressive neoclassical Mikhailovskiy Palace and traces the complete history of Russian art, from magnificent 11th century icons to contemporary works. The palace itself which is a former imperial residence built for Grand Duke Michael P...
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Yakornaya ploshchad, d. 1, Kronshtadt, St. Petersburg 197762, Russia
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
This attention-grabbing, grand Naval Cathedral is a befitting dedication to Russia’s brave navy. It was built in 1913 by Vasily Kosyakovin in Neo-Byzantine design in the city of Kronstadt, just 50 kilometres from St Petersburg. The inside of the cathedral is beautiful and airy with a gorgeous ceiling. The cathedral is the main shrine of the R...
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Kondratyevskiy prospekt, 15, 231, St Petersburg, Russia, 195197
Kizhi is a small island that is situated in Lake Onega. The positioning of the island corresponds roughly with the geometric centre of the Lake. This island is rich in history and has numerous allusions to the rich and vibrant history of the city of Saint Petersburg and Russia.
This island has two 18th century churches and bell towers which act as ...
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2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106 , Russia
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Arguably Russia’s biggest private museum for fine arts, the Erarta is a revelation in itself. The five-storied museum is full of eclectic, handpicked works of art; Erarta has an enviable collection of contemporary Russian artworks. The museum aims to showcase artworks not just from renowned artistes but also talented newcomers in the field of...
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9 Solyanoy pereulok | Metro: Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Built as a commemorative to the victory of the Russians over the Nazi forces, this museum is one of the most important landmarks in the city of Saint Petersburg. Some of the exhibits that are located in the museum can truly bring a tear to the eye.
Focusing on the ‘900 days of siege’ in Saint Petersburg, there are numerous war memorabil...