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Saint-Petersburg is a city of Russia located on the Neva River at the east end of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.

St. Petersburg's informal name is Piter. The city's other names were Sankt-Piter-Burh (1703), Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991)

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713-1728, 1732-1918).
It is Russia's second largest and Europe's fourth largest city after Moscow, London and Paris.
4.6 million people live in the city, and over 6 million people live in the city's vicinity

Saint Petersburg is built on what originally were more than 100 islands created by a maze of rivers, creeks, canals, gulfs, lakes and ponds and other bodies of water that flow into the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Neva river.
Peter the Great was designing the city as another Amsterdam and Venice, with canals instead of streets and citizens skillful in sailing. Initially, there were only about ten bridges constructed in the city, mainly across ditches and minor creeks.

When you visiting the Sankt-Peterburg, then certainly look my tips about Peterhof, Pushkin - Tsarskoye Selo and maybe Kronstadt too.
They are beautiful places, what you must to see ... especially two first of them ...

  • Last visit to Gorod Sankt-Peterburg: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 25, 2008
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  • unaS's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Excellent tips. Good photos. Great descriptions. Loved the toilets part - I always need one and would never know to look in those places. :D Many thanks.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    Even brides have to take a sh!t once in a while :O)

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Great tips and photos. The escalator from the metro sure looks like a long ride! Cheers, Bill

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    I like your toilet tip, haha! I lived in Peter for about 8 months to study some Russian in 2004/2005.

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    thanx for the tips

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Fabulous start here. I especially like the night shots of the open bridges. Unfortunately I missed this event during my time in St. Petersburg.


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