|The Northern capital is one of the most awesome cities in Russia, so do not miss your chance to experience its imperial majesty!
There are so many things to see in Saint Petersburg that it is impossible to embrace all of them within a holiday time. So in this article we mentioned the TOP-6 most popular touristic attractions and things to do. Saint Petersburg is worth a visit!
- The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
You do not have to be religious to admire this beautiful church. It has colourful onion-shaped domes and amazing mosaic interiors.
- Saint Isaac's Cathedral
This is the 3-rd world's largest cathedral with a dome, which is plated with pure gold, by the way. The name of the church is dedicated to St. Isaac the Confessor, a monk who was imprisoned by the Roman emperor, Valens, in the 4-th century. Pluck up your courage and climb 300 steps to reward yourself with a breathtaking view of the city!
- Hermitage and Winter Palace
Hermitage belongs to the most popular things to do in Saint Petersburg. Russia does not have any other museum like Hermitage. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the best museums in the world, housing more than 2.7 million impressive historical and artistic exhibits. Hermitage is also famous for its sumptuous interior, as well as the Winter Palace. You will be fascinated by the marvelous Jordan Staircase and the magnitude of numerous state rooms.
Peterhof is situated 29 kilometers west of Saint Petersburg. Here you will see the Grand Cascade – a succession of over 140 fountains and canals that are falling down a hill. There are also 1400 acres of the park on its territory. You will also enjoy the Great Pond and its fanciful bridges and find smaller palaces and fountains on the enormous territory of Peterhof.
- Mariinskiy Theater
Enjoying a ballet belongs to the most popular things to do in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The State Academical Mariinskiy Theater offers a wide range of the world's classic ballets and the best performers who can work miracles with their body language. Russian women adore ballet, so it is a good option to invite your lady to this theatre.
- Tsarskoye Selo
Tsarskoye Selo, the town of Russia's famous poet, Alexander Pushkin, is situated 25 kilometres west of Saint Petersburg and is its most fascinating suburb.
The Catherine Palace is a must-see place in Tsarskoye Selo. It was built by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the architect of the Winter Palace. It is particularly renowned for the extraordinary Amber Room.
The Alexander Palace is a neoclassical masterpiece, built in 1796 by Giacomo Quarenghi by the order of Catherine the Great as a wedding present for her favourite grandson, Alexander I. It has a simplified design, which corresponds to the relaxed atmosphere of Tsarskoye Selo.
Do not also forget to see famous drawbridges and white nights, if you come to Saint Petersburg in summer! Things to do in this city will turn into great memories and stay in your heart forever, especially if you share these incredible moments with your Russian girlfriend!