Getting to SPb
Getting to SPb
- Hermitage Museum - One of the best and oldest museums in the world located inside the Winter Palace where the Russian Tsars lived. From Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt to ancient Egyptian art and prehistoric artefacts discovered in Russia, this museum will take your breath away. During your visit make sure to check Palace Square where you can enjoy it’s ice skating rink, various flashmobs and musical performances.
- Churches - Take a moment to visit St Petersburg’s iconic churches : the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (climb all the way to the top to discover the best view of the city), Our Lady of Kazan.
- The Mariinsky Theatre - The theatre’s ballets and operas are world renowned. Make sure to book tickets.
- The Peter and Paul Fortress - Marking the very spot where St Petersburg was founded, the fortress also served as a prison and as the necropolis of the Russian Tsars.
- The Nevski Prospekt - Take a walk down St Petersburg’s royal avenue, past beautiful buildings, bridges, breathing in the atmosphere of the city.
- Canals - Saint Petersburg is known as the « Northern Venice ». Go on a canal tour to see the city from an other eye, toss a coin at the Chizhik Pyzhik statue and make a wish, discover the city’s beautiful bridges.
|•||Unusual things to do
- Visit the Russian cruiser Aurora, a museum ship that played an important role during the Russian Revolution. The ship is permanently moored in the Neva and is open to visitors.
- Visit the Icebreaker Krasyn, and learn more about the Arctic and the Russian North
- Spend time in New Holland, the new cultural district in St Petersburg, where you can see temporary cultural exhibitions, eat, drink, and discover the hipster side of the city.
- Discover Saint Petersburg’s underground scene by visiting the John Lennon Street, a small passageway in St Petersburg, devoted to the Beatles. Defintely check out the city’s numerous bars and clubs.
- Buy typical russian products at the Sennoy Market, a traditionnal covered market.
|•||Day or half-day trips outside Saint Petersburg
- Tsarskoe Selo