Sights & Attractions in St. Petersburg

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Avrora
This historic cruiser, moored in front of the...
Nautical Sites Petrograd Side
 
Admiralty
The spire of this lovely golden-yellow...
Architectural Sites Admiralteisky
 
Alexander Column
The 156-foot-tall centerpiece of Ploschad...
Memorials / Monuments City Center
 
Alexander Nevsky Lavra
The word lavra in Russian is reserved for a...
Religious Sites Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum
After fighting a duel to defend his wife's honor,...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Anichkov most
Each corner of this beautiful bridge on the...
Bridges / Tunnels Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Anna Akhmatova Literary Museum
The famous St. Petersburg poet lived for many...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Artillery Museum
You can't miss St. Petersburg's main army...
Museums / Galleries Petrograd Side
 
Chamber of Art
This fine example of Russian baroque is painted...
Museums / Galleries Vasilievsky Island
 
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The highly ornate, old-Russian style of this...
Religious Sites City Center
 
City Duma
The city hall under the tsars has a notable...
Architectural Sites City Center
 
Dom Knigi
This is where you'll find Petersburgers...
Stores / Malls City Center
 
Egyptian Sphinxes
Two of St. Petersburg's more magnificent...
Memorials / Monuments Vasilievsky Island
 
Ethnography Museum
Costumes, crafts, and other artifacts provide a...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
F.M. Dostoyevsky Literary-Memorial Museum
Here, in the last place in which he lived, Fyodor...
Museums / Galleries Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
General Staff Building
The eastern side of ploshchad Dvortsovaya (Palace...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Gostiny Dvor
Taking up an entire city block, this is St....
Stores / Malls City Center
 
Kazan Cathedral
After a visit to Rome, Tsar Paul I (1754–1801)...
Religious Sites City Center
 
LabirintUm
About 60 exhibits provide visitors with the...
Museums / Galleries Petrograd Side
 
Menshikov Palace
Alexander Menshikov (1673–1729), St....
Castles / Palaces Vasilievsky Island
 
Mikhailovsky (Inzhenernyi) Castle
This orange-hued building belonged to one of...
Castles / Palaces City Center
 
Mikhailovsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet
This historic theater, built in 1833, is St....
Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
Mosque
Built between 1910 and 1914, the city's center of...
Religious Sites Petrograd Side
 
Nevsky prospekt
St. Petersburg's most famous street, the Russian...
Neighborhoods / Streets City Center
 
Peter and Paul Fortress
The first building in Sankt-Piter-Burkh, as the...
Military Sites Petrograd Side
 
Piskaryevskoye Cemetery
The extent of the city's suffering during the...
Cemeteries Liteiny-Smolny
 
Ploshchad Dvortsovaya
One of the world's most magnificent plazas is a...
Squares City Center
 
Ploshchad Vosstaniya
The site of many revolutionary speeches and armed...
Squares Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Rostral Columns
Swiss architect Thomas de Thomon designed these...
Memorials / Monuments Vasilievsky Island
 
Russian Academy of Sciences
Erected on strictly classical lines between 1783...
Educational Institutions Vasilievsky Island
 
Russian National Library
Opened in 1814, Russia's first public library is...
Libraries City Center
 
Russian Political History Museum
Almost as interesting as the paintings, posters,...
Museums / Galleries Petrograd Side
 
Senatskaya Square
One of St. Petersburg's best-known landmarks, a...
Squares Admiralteisky
 
Shostakovich Philharmonia
What was once the Nobles' Club before the...
Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
Siniy most
This bridge spanning the Moika River is so wide...
Bridges / Tunnels Admiralteisky
 
Smolny
Someone mentioning the Smolny may be referring to...
Religious Sites Liteiny-Smolny
 
Square of the Arts
If you stand in front of the magnificent State...
Squares City Center
 
St. Isaac's Cathedral
The grandly proportioned St. Isaac's is the...
Religious Sites Admiralteisky
 
St. Isaac's Square
In the center of this square in front of St....
Squares Admiralteisky
 
St. Nicholas Cathedral
This turquoise-and-white extravaganza of a...
Religious Sites Admiralteisky
 
St. Petersburg Circus
Though not as famous as the Moscow Circus, St....
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
St. Petersburg State University
Tsar Alexander I founded this university in 1819,...
Educational Institutions Vasilievsky Island
 
State Hermitage Museum
Leonardo's Benois Madonna, Rembrandt's Danaë,...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
State Museum "Smolny"
Giacomo Quarenghi designed this neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries Liteiny-Smolny
 
State Museum of Russian Art
In 1898 Nicholas II turned the stupendously...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Strelka
This bit of land (the name means "arrow" or...
Viewpoints Vasilievsky Island
 
Summer Garden
One of Peter the Great's passions was inspired by...
Gardens / Arboretums City Center
 
Ulitsa Zodchevo Rossi
The street named for architect Carlo Rossi, the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Liteiny-Smolny
 
Vladimir Nabokov Museum-Apartment
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), best known in...
Museums / Galleries Admiralteisky
 
Winter Palace
With its 1,001 rooms swathed in malachite,...
Castles / Palaces City Center
 
Yusupov Palace
On the cold night of December 17, 1916, this...
Castles / Palaces Admiralteisky
 
Zoological Museum
An unusual collection of more than 30,000 species...
Museums / Galleries Vasilievsky Island
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