The Peterhof complex consists of a set of palaces and gardens that are in the Gulf of Finland (about 30 kilometers west of St. Petersburg) and until 1917 were the residence of the czars. They are known as the "Russian Versailles" and are an UNESCO World Heritage site. If you travel to St. Petersburg, this visit is a must-do. In this article I’ll explain you what to look for, how to get there 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.