Sights of St. Petersburg. What to see in St. Petersburg?

St. Petersburg is a very special city, absolutely European and at the same time has become a symbol of Russian culture and spirituality. First of all, thanks to the surprisingly beautiful and unusual architecture. Tourists arriving here by train and leaving the station, appearing on Nevsky Prospect, immediately realize this fully.

Nevsky Avenue


In fact, Nevsky is a continuous series of architectural monuments. Almost all four kilometers of the avenue are refined palaces, museums and theaters. Heading towards the Admiralty, you will get acquainted with the business center of the city and go to the Palace Square, to the Winter Palace, and you can fully enjoy the panoramas of the Neva.

But to truly fall in love with this museum city, let's get to know him better. And you will be very lucky if you find yourself here during the “White Nights” period, because the mere sight of the bridges drawn over the Neva against the backdrop of a flaming sunset and special, bright twilight will remain in your memory forever. But let's get back to man-made city sights! What can you see in St. Petersburg?

Hermitage


With a visit to the Hermitage (Winter Palace), many knowledgeable tourists prefer to start acquaintance with the Northern capital. And they are absolutely right - because only here, in the real treasury of world art, you will walk through the royal luxurious rooms, see the brilliant paintings of Rembrandt, Picasso and Michelangelo, you can get acquainted with sculptural and portrait compositions, visit the legendary Golden Pantries.

Museum expositions are so vast and diverse that it’s impossible to see everything at once. Therefore, it is better to use the services of a professional guide who focuses your attention on the most important and unique.

A separate story worth seeing is on Wednesday at 19 hours, once a week at the Diamond Pantry, the unique and most beautiful Peacock watch factory.

Summer garden

How to relax in St. Petersburg? In the warm season, you should definitely take a walk along the alleys of the Summer Garden, in which brilliant musicians, writers and poets drew inspiration at different times. Beautiful views of the Fontanka and Neva, magnificent sculptures, centuries-old trees and a pond with graceful birds, Peter's Tea House (which ordered the park to be laid in 1704) and the special, pacifying aura of this place will not leave anyone indifferent. In addition, brass bands play here on weekends on weekends.

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

The dome of this magnificent temple located in the very center of the city is one of the most ambitious in the whole world. In addition, there is the largest museum of mosaic monumental paintings, and from the colonnade of the cathedral there is a beautiful view of the city quarters. In summer, colonnade tickets are sold even at night - for lovers of romance. But inside there is something to see, so it is better to come in the afternoon or evening.
The dome of this magnificent temple located in the very center of the city is one of the most ambitious in the whole world. In addition, there is the largest museum of mosaic monumental paintings, and from the colonnade of the cathedral there is a beautiful view of the city quarters. In summer, colonnade tickets are sold even at night - for lovers of romance. But inside there is something to see, so it is better to come in the afternoon or evening.

Peter-Pavel's Fortress

The truly historic heart of St. Petersburg. Led by the tomb of the Russian emperors (including the family of Nicholas II) - the Peter and Paul Cathedral, a whole series of museums and memorial structures were built here - the Trubetskoy Bastion Prison, the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, the Mint, the Cosmonautics Museum, an exhibition of medieval torture instruments, the Naryshkin Bastion, with which at noon every day a cannon shot is fired.

Crowd of guards and cannon shot invariably gather crowds of tourists. The bridges of the fortress are also beautiful, and it itself is one of the cultural centers of the city.

Another important symbol of St. Petersburg is the spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral with an angel under the cross.

Mariinsky Theatre

For lovers of opera and ballet who are planning a vacation, St. Petersburg in 2015 is of course also theaters. First of all, the legendary Mariinsky Theater, like the Opera and Ballet Theater. Mussorgsky in the Square of Arts. It is worth visiting them not only to watch one of the unforgettable performances, but also to admire the luxury of the interiors, to sweeten your hearing with the music of a virtuoso orchestra.