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Saint-Petersburg is the Northern capital of Russia, its cultural, historical and architectural center! Saint-Petersburg was named in honor of patron saint of Peter The Great, who founded the city more than 300 years ago and for more than 200 years (till 1917) it was Russian capital. Peter the Great modeled the city after European capitals and it has been referred as Russia's "Window into Europe" for a long time.

St.Petersburg is divided into numerous islands by rivers and canals and is often called as the "Northern Venice". Saint-Petersburg together with its palaces, museums, theatres, distant suburbs and their parks is renowned piece of the world's cultural heritage.



Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum)
Menshikov Palace
Michael Palace (Russian Museum)

The churches:

St Isaac's Cathedral (1818?1858)
Kazan Cathedral (1801?1811)
Church of the Savior on Blood (1883?1907)
Peter and Paul Cathedral (1712?1732)
Smolny Convent (1748?1764)
Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Public buildings:

Peter and Paul Fortress
Senate and Synod buildings
Hermitage Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre


Public monuments:

Statue of Peter the Great
Alexander Column
Catherine II

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  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2006
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Beautiful photos of St Petersburg. A place I hope to get to someday soon.

  • Jan 10, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Enjoyed reading your comments and seeing the lovely photos you've taken in St. Petersburg. I hope to see them in person myself one day. Why do you mention the Kanal Griboedova as being one of your favorite places? Casey in the USA

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2006 at 6:17 AM

    Stunning pictures and very detailed tips, as in all your pages. I loved this wonderful virtual tour of this great town. Greetings, Diana

  • Apr 8, 2006 at 9:22 AM

    Kris! Why did I not see this page before. Wonderful information and pictures. Thank you for sharing. p.s. In winter it does get pretty cold in C.Town!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2006 at 12:02 PM

    Hi Kris, St Petersburg is but a dream - your photos are stunning and descriptions just great. Will return often. Ciao, Carol

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2006 at 10:04 AM

    The Kuntskamera sounds fascinating, your photos are beautiful and you write some excellent tips on a remarkable city. Thank you I enjoyed reading these pages.


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