St. Petersburg is beautiful and interesting at any timeof the year. But it's better to come here in the summer. Then you can admire the fountains, see how bridges are raised, and ride through the amazing canals of the city.
Best places in Saint Petersburg
Palace Square - one of the most beautiful squaresPeace. The architectural ensemble of the square includes the building of the Winter Palace, the building of the General Staff, built in a semicircle with an arch decorated with sculptural compositions, and the Headquarters of the Guards Corps. In the middle of the square stands a monument to the war of 1812, the Alexander Column.
In the building of the Winter Palace, which in itselfIs extremely beautiful, one of the largest museums in the world is the Hermitage. Here you can get acquainted not only with art collections, but also to admire the interior of the palace. From the main entrance - the Jordanian staircase - you will pass into the suite of the main halls of the imperial palace.
After visiting the Hermitage, take a walk along theEmbankment of the Neva River and in any case do not refuse a water excursion. St. Petersburg is often called "northern Venice". It is no coincidence that the city will be spread out on 44 islands, which circle numerous rivers and canals. While sailing on a boat or river tram under low bridges, you will see palaces and noble mansions along the rivers.
It is difficult to imagine St. Petersburg without temples andThe cathedrals that delight with their grandeur and interior decoration. Many cathedrals are in the center of the city. It is the Savior on the Spilled Blood (the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord), the Kazan and Peter and Paul's Cathedrals, the Smolny Monastery. The symbol of St. Petersburg is St. Isaac's Cathedral. The height of the cathedral is 111.3 m. Among the largest domed cathedrals of the world, St. Isaac's Cathedral is the fourth. From the viewing platform of the dome you can see a magnificent view of the city.
Take time to visit the palace and parkEnsemble on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. This Peterhof and the fountains of Peterhof. It is impossible to convey in words impressions from the type of cascade of fountains decorated with gilded sculptures - it just needs to be seen.
In St. Petersburg, you can return again andAgain, and you can always see something new. After all, in order to visit all the museums, temples, palaces of the city and get acquainted with all the sights, it takes a very, very long time. In June you can enjoy the romance of the white nights and get an unforgettable impression of the bridging. In the winter, devote time to visiting museums and palaces.