On a visit to Saint Petersburg you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Saint Petersburg. These places are what Saint Petersburg is all about. These must see places in Saint Petersburg will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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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94, Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki, St.Petersburg, Russia
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Known as the location of the attempted murder of the notorious mystic Rasputin, Yusupov Palace is one of the many estates that the influential family of Yusupov. Built by French architect Jean Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe, the mansion is built luxuriously and holds about 40,000 works of arts. The favourite residence of Felix Yusupov, the most notabl...
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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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Tsvetochnaya ulitsa, 16, St Petersburg, Russia, 196084
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Grand Maket is a museum that depicts the magnificent nation of Russia in a miniature scale. A sheer delight to visit, the museum has everything; from the palaces to the railways and even the bridges! An interactive museum, the Grand Maket is worth spending hours in, admiring the excellent craftsmanship and modelling of the dummies. The day and ...
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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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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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Sadovaya St., 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
The stunning Pavlovsk Palace and gardens are one of the most brilliant examples of Russian royal residences, albeit not as extravagant as others. The palace is located amidst a verdant landscape, complete with natural streams, bridges and lush green grass. It is by far one of the largest landscaped gardens in the world. The Park was designed by Cha...
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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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Theatre Square, 1 St Petersburg, Russia, 190000
The Mariinsky Theatre has a long standing reputation of hosting some of the best opera and ballet performances in the country. Conductors such as Mikhali Zhukov, Israel Chudnovsky and Valery Gergiev have performed their most celebrated works in this venue. The Mariinsky theatre has in the recent times linked up with many of the world’s greate...
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St Petersburg, Russia
Neva is one of the largest rivers in Europe in terms of Volume. The river gives St. Petersburg a romantic, medieval feeling, making the whole city a network of canals with over 300 bridges. Founded in the 18th century, St Petersburg was to be regarded as the ''Venice of the North''. There are various embankments along th river like the Admiralty em...