Top 10 Attractions

The Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage is one of the best museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. The State Hermitage Museum has entertained visitors for more than two centuries. Its history goes back to 1764, when the Small Hermitage was built to house Catherine II's art collection.View More>>

St Isaac's Cathedral

St Isaac's Cathedral is one of the most remarkable monuments of Russian architecture. This grand structure filled up the space of the Senate Square, and created a new square as well. Alongside with the Peter and Paul's Cathedral and the Admiralty it became an important landmark in the cityscape. View More>>

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Alexander Nevsky Lavra is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the city. It is located at the end of Nevsky Prospect, between Alexander Nevsky Square and Obvodny Canal, at the confluence of the Monastyrka River and Neva River.View More>>

Mikhailovsky Castle

Mikhailovsky Castle is one of the most mysterious buildings in Saint Petersburg. It bears the stamp of individuality of its owner, Paul I, a mystic and exceptional Russian Emperor, who died in the castle. View More>>

Bronze Horseman

The first monument in our city was erected on Senate Square. It’s a monument to Peter I, the founder of St Petersburg. This monument, commemorated by Pushkin in his poem The Bronze Horseman, is one of the best samples of the world monumental sculpture.View More>>

Arts Square

Arts Square is one of the most interesting architectural ensembles in St Petersburg as all the buildings facing the square are connected to arts. The center of the ensemble is the Mikhailovsky Palace, designed by architect Rossi in 1819-1825.View More>>

The Admiralty

The Nevskiy Prospect starts with an immense building of the Admiralty – one of the most spectacular sights of Saint Petersburg. Its long gilded spire with a ship on the top is ranked as a specific and world-known symbol of the city. View More>>

The Alexander Column

Amazing piece of architecture and engineering – this is about one of the most remarkable sights of St. Petersburg – the Alexander Column, a monument to the Russian military victory in the war with Napoleon's France. The column got the name of outstanding Emperor Alexander I, who ruled Russia between 1801 and 1825. View More>>

The Moscow Triumphal Gates

The Moscow Triumphal Gates is a winning classical iron gate in St Petersburg. The monument was erected in 1834-1838 in honour of the Russian victory in the Russo-Turkish War (1828-1829). At first, the city governors planned to place the monument at the Obvodniy Canal. View More>>
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