Saint Petersburg is a federal city of Russia and is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.
Saint Petersburg is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and has all the constituents for a treasured travel experience. St. Petersburg is famous for its high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife and an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions which have inspired and cherished some of the modern world’s greatest literature, music, art and visual art. St. Petersburg attracts and appeals in every season to the tourists.
Here are some memorable places to pay a visit in St. Petersburg.
- Palace Square: The Palace Square is the heart of historical St. Petersburg. The Palace Square is enclosed by some of the city’s most splendid buildings. It is an architectural showcase and is one of the foremost tourist attractions in the city. Palace Square was constructed in 1819 by Carlo Rossi, who was of Italian origin and had constructed many monumental buildings like General Staff Building is one of them.
- Hermitage: The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and also the oldest museums in the world and is a must see for the tourists who visit St. Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, empress of Russia. It was opened for public in 1852. Hermitage also has one of the world’s greatest art collections. The Museum is worth visiting once because of its splendid and opulent interiors. The Winter Palace is quite magnificent with outstanding Jordan Staircase and astounding grandeur of many state rooms.
- Aurora: It was a naval ship which played a vital role in the country’s history and the cruiser Aurora is now a museum in St. Petersburg. The Aura was built in 1897. It was one of the largest ships of that time. It could maintain a speed of 35 km per hour and it can travel up to 1440 sea miles independently.
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral: St. Isaac’s Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral which was built in 19th century after a design by August Montferrand. St. Isaac’s Cathedral dome is the city’s most renowned symbols and is visible from quite a few kilometers away.
Best time to visit Saint Petersburg
The ideal time to visit Saint Petersburg is between July and August which are the hot months of Russia. This period is also known as “White Nights” as this is the excellent time to visit Russia.
Originally posted 2013-02-15 10:47:55.