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 article
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.
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
Different Russian folklore shows take place throughout the year in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including dance, music and Russian traditions. In this article I will explain to you which the most popular shows are and how to buy the tickets. Russian folklore encompasses both folk song and dance, folk theater, mythology, traditions and in general the non-academic culture of Russia. It stems
In Russia you will find some of the best circuses in the world. While in Moscow you can attend a performance at the Nikulin circus or the Grand Moscow State Circus, in St. Petersburg, there is the Great State Circus. In this article I will explain how you can buy the tickets without intermediaries to attend a performance of the worldly renowned Russian circus. Introduction Since the 18th
The best way to get around St. Petersburg is by public transport, either by metro or by bus. In this article I will tell you about the transport tickets that are worth buying to move around the city in public transport. 1. Public transport in St. Petersburg In St. Petersburg you can use the public transport and go to places by metro, bus, trolleybus and also by tram in some areas. In
A nation as large, varied and complex as Russia can be visited in many different ways: from visits to the two main capitals, Moscow or St. Petersburg, excursions to more rural areas such as the cities of the Golden Ring or Veliky Novgorod or doing the Trans-Siberian route by train. In this post I will explain you the main available options when visiting Russia, depending on the time you