St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a city-museum, a city-monument, the second largest city in Russia. There are not many cities in the world where you can find such a huge amount of attractions, museum collections, opera and drama theaters, manors and palaces, parks and monuments. St. Petersburg's literary and musical legacy is outstanding. An incredible number of writers, poets and composers were inspired by its foggy shores, architectural masterpieces and unique atmosphere.

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Along with Paris, Rome and Venice, St. Petersburg is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a city where the whole historical center is taken under patronage. You can walk for hours in the halls of the Hermitage and the Russian Museum, stroll along Nevsky Prospekt and embankments, admire the Winter Palace and St. Isaac's Cathedral. The streets and avenues are shrouded in that unique "Petersburg" atmosphere, which for centuries inspired writers, composers, artists. And St. Petersburg can be called a "city of bridges". 68 rivers, channels and ducts cross the city in different directions, forming on its territory 42 islands. Now in St. Petersburg and its suburbs there are 580 bridges, including 20 drawbridges. From St. Petersburg you definitely have to go to the suburbs. Peterhof, Gatchina, Tsarskoe Selo - each of those wonderful places deserves to spend the whole day there.

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Time zone: MSK (UTC+3)

Pulkovo International Airport

Saint Petersburg experiences a humid continental climate of the cool summer subtype, due to the distinct moderating influence of the Baltic Sea cyclones. Summers are typically cool, humid and quite short, while winters are long and cold but with frequent warm spells.

Season: all year round

The recommended length of stay is 10 days.

Places must see:
  • Hermitage
  • Mariinsky Theatre
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Church on Spilled Blood
  • The Cruiser “Aurora”
  • Petropavlovskaya fortress
  • White nights
  • From late May to early July the nights are bright in St. Petersburg, with the brightest period - the sun couldn’t descend enough for the city to go dark. The White Nights are a curious phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's very northerly geographical location.
  • Drawbridge
  • Catherine Palace
  • The Russian Museum
  • The Summer Garden and Palace of Peter I
  • Smolny Cathedral
  • Vasilevsky Island
  • The Yusupov Palace
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Grand Peterhof Palace and Grand Cascade
  • Pavlovsk
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