The magnificent City of St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great, a Tzar from the 1700’s. Only Moscow is bigger in population. You’ve probably heard of the renowned Hermitage Museum, one of the finest museums in the world. St. Petersburg is a big city with an incredibly wealthy cultural history. Everywhere you look, you’ll be simply amazed at the scenery and awesome buildings. This beautiful city was built on 45 islands connected by more than 340 bridges. Because of this it’s called, ,˜The Venice of the North”.
We recommend the luxurious Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg, it captures the essence of Russia with an authentic experience steeped in comfort and elegance.
Places you shouldn’t miss – The Hermitage, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospekt, Mariinsky Theatre, Alexander Nevsky Monastery, SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, Russian Museum, Stieglitz Museum.
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Entertainment: St Petersburg is a city of cultural and night life entertainment. The intensive opera, ballet and classical music programs are run during the White Nights Festival, whereas most of the theatres are closed for the period of July, August and September because their companies go on tours.
Among the majestic and poignant memorials, one can feel a breathe of intellectual life, which was also brought into St Petersburg by Peter the Great. The most famous professors, such as Leibnitz from Germany, worked on a project for the creation of Science Academy and other institutes.