Places of Interest in Russia

Bridges in St. Petersburg

Palace Bridge over the Neva (1916) The Palace Bridge connects the city centre and the Vasilevsky Island. It is a draw bridge which raises in summer to let big ship pass. The night view of the drawn and illuminated Palace Bridge is one of the most popular photo spots during the White Nights in St. […]

Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof

Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) The main summer abode of the Russian tsars and one of the most beautiful places just outside St. Petersburg. It is situated 25 km south of the city. The major attraction of the ensemble is the gorgeous Catherine Palace built in the style of Russian baroque. The world-famous Amber room, which was […]

Theatre, Concerts & Circus in St. Petersburg

Mariinsky Theatre The Mariinsky (former Kirov) Theatre is one of the symbols of the Russian culture. The world-famous soprano Anna Netrebko made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre and still performs here. Address: Theatralnaya Ploshchad 1 Metro: Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor or Canal Griboyedova. Then by bus number 3, К-3, К-22, 27 or К-312 The […]

Museums in St. Petersburg

Many museums in St. Petersburg participate in the International Museum Day on May 18, organizing special activities and/or offering free entrance. Special events are also held in the Night of Museums. 2017 the museums in St. Petersburg will stay open in the night from May 20 to May 21. The Hermitage (18-19 centuries) The State Hermitage Museum is one of […]

Churches, Cathedrals & Monasteries in St. Petersburg

The Church of Christ's Resurrection (1907) This very beautiful church was modeled after St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The Church of Christ's Resurrection was built on a place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded by terrorists in 1881. That is why the church is also called the Savior on the Blood Church. Address: Naberezhnaya […]

Places, Buildings & Monuments in St. Petersburg

Palace Square The main square of St. Petersburg is one of the biggest and impressive places in the world. From the Palace Square one can see other popular places of interest like the St. Isaac’s Cathedral or the Admiralty. Adress: Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 34 Metro: Nevsky Prospekt Alexander Column (1829-1834) Erected in the centre of the […]