St. Petersburg is not only the Palace square, the Hermitage and the Nevsky Prospect. There are many interesting places in the Northern Capital, which are not always listed in standard guidebooks and on tourist maps.
It is impossible to see all the sights of Saint Petersburg in one trip, this city is so diverse, that’s why so many tourists who are limited to a weekend or part of the holiday, wonder what to do in St Petersburg Russia first of all?
If you are in St. Petersburg, there a few things that you absolutely cannot miss! First of all it is the State Hermitage Museum. It features the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian tsars, as well as one of the largest collections of West-European art in the world. During high season the museum is really crowded, so it is a good idea to buy tickets in advance or to book an excursion to the Hermitage museum with Dancing Bear Tours, for we will not only arrange tickets for you, but also provide you a licensed experienced tour guide with, who will make your visit easier and more informative!
The other thing to see is The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, which is also a must!
In the evening, you can visit the Faberge Museum, where you will find a wonderful collection of world-famous Easter eggs by Carl Faberge. You can take a lovely stroll along the Nevsky prospect and visit some local coffee shops! The city also has a lot of different restaurants, some featuring an amazing view of the city!
So come and enjoy our pride, the Imperial Capital of Russia, St. Petersburg!
Top 10 places to visit in Saint Petersburg in Russia
What to do in St Petersburg if you have some free time? This top might help you to organize your stay in St. Petersburg better!
- The State Hermitage Museum and the Palace square;
- The Peter and Paul’s Fortress;
- The Nevsky Prospect;
- The Lower Garden with fountains in Peterhof;
- Amber Room in the Catherine Palace;
- The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood with its wonderful mosaics;
- The Spit of the Vasilyevsky Island with an amazing panoramic view of the Neva River, Palace embankment and the Peter and Paul’s Fortress;
- The Drawbridges of St. Petersburg (at night they are opened and it is quite a sight!);
- Isaac’s Cathedral;
- Faberge Museum.
St Petersburg is a beautiful city, rich in history and sightseeing. We hope that our top-10 will help you!