St. Petersburg is a city of bridges. The opening and closing of the city’s drawbridges is a magnificent spectacle, especially during the White Nights season. In this article I’ll explain how to organize the visit to the bridges of St. Petersburg, both drawbridges and pedestrian bridges: schedules, night cruises, recommendations, etc. 1. St. Petersburg, the city of bridges, rivers and
4.2. St. Petersburg, the Russian capital of the north
St. Petersburg is the second Russian capital, the capital of the north, located along the shore of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. In this spectacular city you can find many palaces, museums, cathedrals and monuments to visit.
This section of the blog will help you plan your visit to the city: buy tickets online for the Hermitage, attend an opera at the Mariinsky theater, visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood or St. Isaac's Cathedral, see the gardens of Peterhof or the Catherine Palace, among other things.
Baltic cruises are becoming increasingly popular and many cruise lines choose to make a stop at the port of St. Petersburg. It is a city that you cannot miss. You are required to get off the ship :) In this article, I’ll explain in detail how to organize your visit to St. Petersburg if you arrive in the city on a cruise ship: visa, customs formalities, travel, itineraries and organized guided
In this article I have made a selection of official tourist maps of Saint Petersburg, which you can download and print. These maps will allow you to move around the city and its surroundings: main tourist attractions, monuments, palaces or transport (Metro, bus, trolleybus or tram). 1. Tourist map of St. Petersburg center (high resolution JPG) The official tourist map of the city has been
One of the best times to visit St. Petersburg is during the White Nights season, when the sun never sets and the city is alive 24 hours a day with festivals, activities, concerts and longer opening hours for museums, restaurants and shops. In this article I’ll explain about White Nights and what are the main events taking place in St. Petersburg during this period. 0. WHITE NIGHTS of St.
In this post I have planned a tour of St. Petersburg for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days, with visits to be made to the city’s main tourist attractions within certain schedules. I have also included visits that you just can’t miss in the city’s outskirts: Peterhof Gardens and Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin. Article updated on March 22, 2019 (originally written March 13, 2017) Introduction In this
A must visit site in St. Petersburg is the Catherine Palace and its Amber Chamber. The complex is part of a complex of palaces and parks of the city of Pushkin, declared a World Heritage Site. In this post I will explain you how to get there and how to buy tickets online to avoid lines. Article updated on March 22, 2019. Published on September 12, 2016 Introduction A must visit if
Located on the smallest island in St. Petersburg (Zayachy Island), the Peter and Paul Fortress will take you back to the days of the city’s founder, Peter the Great. The fortress houses a cathedral in which the Romanovs are currently buried, as well as an old prison and different exhibitions on the city’s history. You will also be able to admire beautiful panoramic views from the top of its
The banya is the traditional Russian spa and it constitutes one of the most important activities in Russia, not only because it is a site of relaxation, health and well-being, but also because it is a place to socialize with friends or family. The Sanduny Baths in Moscow are the most famous in Russia. Below I will explain how to organize the visit. 1. What is a Russian banya? The Russians
Saint Isaac's Cathedral, located in the centre of St. Petersburg, is another must-see site in the Russian capital. In this article I’ll explain more about the history of this cathedral, its schedules and how to buy tickets online. 1. Introduction Saint Isaac's Cathedral (or Isaakievskiy Sobor) can be considered as one the most sumptuous and grandiose of the churches of St. Petersburg.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, located in the centre of St. Petersburg, is a must-visit location in the Russian capital. In this post I’ll explain more about the history of this church, their visit schedules, how to buy tickets online and how to admire this beautiful church from the canals of the city through a boat ride. 1. Introduction The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood