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5. Entertainment and shows: Opera, ballet, folklore and circus in St. Petersburg

If you are fond of the opera or ballet, in St. Petersburg you can go to the famous Mariinsky or Mikhailovsky theaters.

You can also watch a Russian folklore show, most notable among them being the Feel Yourself Russian show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, a huge, imposing building that used to be the residence of the son of Emperor Nicholas I, the Grand Duke Nicholas.

Sports fans also have many different options, with major sporting events in ice hockey, basketball or soccer.

In this section of the blog I’ll tell you about the main shows staged by the city throughout the year (and especially during the White Nights season) and how to buy tickets at the best price.