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The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg (Russia - Destinations)

4 Kazan Cathedral Kazan Cathedral

The Orthodox Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, which is one of the largest buildings in the northern capital is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, on the Nevsky Prospect.Its height is 71.5 meters. There was a small wooden church of the Kazan Mother of God on the Nevsky Prospekt at the beginning of the XVIII century. In subsequent years, in its place a stone church was built, called Christmas. The Kazan icon of the Mother of God was brought in the temple after and it was called Kazan. In the e...
4 Vasilyevsky Island Vasilyevsky Island

Vasilyevsky Island, or affectionately "Vasika" is a favorite place for the people of the town. Long before this island was known by two names the Finnish Khirvisaari and the Russian Vasilyev Ostrov: "Vasilii 's Island".This is a special place where the breeze of the sea air is saturated with the spirit of imperial grandeur. The eastern part of the island is geometrically flawless: it is shared across by many lines numbered along...
4 Peter and Paul Cathedral Peter and Paul Cathedral

This is the heart of St. Petersburg, the construction since the city began its origin. Peter and Paul Cathedral is situated inside the Peter and Paul Fortress along the Neva river. It is the tallest building after the television tower. Six bastions of the fortress were named after the companions of Peter I, who supervised their construction. Placed symmetrically, they look best from the sky. This can be verified on the spot:  helicopters...

The best places to visit in Russia (Russia - World Tourism)

13 The Peterhof Palace The Peterhof Palace

  The Peterhof Palace is actually a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These Palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles". The palace-ensemble along with the city centre is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The most prominent architectural landmark of Peterhof palace and park ensembled is a huge baroque building of the Peterhof Palace, also known as “Petrodvorets”. The palace was built in the style of Petrine Baroque, "in 1714-1...
8  Lake Baikal Lake Baikal

 It is one of the most beautiful lakes on earth. Once there, you will find that everywhere you look, you discover a magnificent sight to admire. Lake Baikal, located in southern East Siberia, is the largest reservoir of fresh water in the world. Its ability is 23,000 m3 and constitute 20% of the world's water. He is about 30 million years, and although scientists are trying to guess its mysteries. The lake has a special geographical location: Lake Baikal, is surrounded by mountains, in a huge depression.   ...
8 The Hermitage Museum The Hermitage Museum

    The Hermitage is a state treasury, which is completing its stores and storage during several centuries. Therefore, the number of its museum exhibits is enormous. The State Hermitage Museum has a collection, numbering about three million works of art and monuments of world culture. In its structure  are present painting, drawing, sculpture and applied art, archaeological and numismatic materials. The Hermitage is one of the largest art museums in the world, the exhibitions and art collections from all m...