Saint Petersburg Itinerary 5 Days

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5 Days in Saint Petersburg - Perfect Vacation Guide

Culturally, architecturally, and historically beautiful, St. Petersburg is one of the most graceful cities in Russia. Often called the Northern Capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is full of monuments, squares, and museums, all of which are best viewed at leisure with small glimpses. Using this St. Petersburg Itinerary 5 Days plan a memorable 5-day holiday in this grand old city.

What to see in Saint Petersburg in 5 days?

Churches

The city of St. Petersburg is famous for a large number of ancient and iconic churches dotting its landscape. St. Issac's Cathedral, the largest cathedral in St. Petersburg and the second-biggest in Russia, is an Orthodox church built in neoclassical style and is famous for its rich decorations and the pure gold dome. Church of the Savior on Blood, built in memory of Alexander II who was killed when a bomb hit his carriage at the same site where the church today stands, attracts tourists from all around the globe with its five onion-domes lavishly ornamented and covered in jeweller's enamel. Russian Orthodox Church, Kazan Cathedral was built to resemble the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Another famous church in St. Petersburg is the Trinity Cathedral which presents visitors with a unique combination of the architectural styles of Empire style, Neoclassical architecture, and Russian Revival architecture.

Museums

The oldest museum in Russia, Kuntskamera was established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727. Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, with a collection of almost 2,000,000 items, housed inside this building is the prime attraction of Kuntskamera. Housing a large repository of Russian fine art, State Russian Museum is one of the largest museums in the country and showcases Russian art beginning in the 12th century up to the socialist realism as well as the art of the 20th century. The Hermitage State Museum, a museum of art and culture, is the world's second-largest museum and boasts of a huge collection that comprises over three million items.

Landmarks and Monuments

Peter and Paul Fortress, original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, is a popular monument in St. Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, this magnificent fortress houses a cathedral where the Romanovs are buried, a former prison as well as various exhibitions. An iconic symbol of the city, the Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great that was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet.

Tours and Activities to Include

Traveling like a local without any help from trip planners is good. But here are some organised tours and activities that you must try

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