Sights & Attractions in St. Petersburg

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Name Category Location
 
Avrora
This historic cruiser, moored in front of the Nakhimov Academy...
Nautical Sites Petrograd Side
 
Admiralty
The spire of this lovely golden-yellow building is visible throughout...
Architectural Sites Admiralteisky
 
Alexander Column
The 156-foot-tall centerpiece of Ploschad Dvortsovaya (Palace...
Memorials / Monuments City Center
 
Alexander Nevsky Lavra
The word lavra in Russian is reserved for a monastery of the...
Religious Sites Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum
After fighting a duel to defend his wife's honor, the beloved...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Anichkov most
Each corner of this beautiful bridge on the Nevsky Prospekt spanning...
Bridges / Tunnels Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Anna Akhmatova Literary Museum
The famous St. Petersburg poet lived for many years in a communal...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Artillery Museum
You can't miss St. Petersburg's main army museum—just look for...
Museums / Galleries Petrograd Side
 
Chamber of Art
This fine example of Russian baroque is painted bright azure...
Museums / Galleries Vasilievsky Island
 
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The highly ornate, old-Russian style of this colorful church...
Religious Sites City Center
 
City Duma
The city hall under the tsars has a notable red-and-white clock...
Architectural Sites City Center
 
Dom Knigi
This is where you'll find Petersburgers engaged in one of their...
Stores / Malls City Center
 
Egyptian Sphinxes
Two of St. Petersburg's more magnificent landmarks stand on the...
Memorials / Monuments Vasilievsky Island
 
Ethnography Museum
Costumes, crafts, and other artifacts provide a look at the various...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
F.M. Dostoyevsky Literary-Memorial Museum
Here, in the last place in which he lived, Fyodor Dostoyevsky...
Museums / Galleries Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
General Staff Building
The eastern side of ploshchad Dvortsovaya (Palace Square) is...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Gostiny Dvor
Taking up an entire city block, this is St. Petersburg's answer...
Stores / Malls City Center
 
Kazan Cathedral
After a visit to Rome, Tsar Paul I (1754–1801) commissioned this...
Religious Sites City Center
 
LabirintUm
About 60 exhibits provide visitors with the opportunity to learn...
Museums / Galleries Petrograd Side
 
Menshikov Palace
Alexander Menshikov (1673–1729), St. Petersburg's first governor...
Castles / Palaces Vasilievsky Island
 
Mikhailovsky (Inzhenernyi) Castle
This orange-hued building belonged to one of Russia's strangest...
Castles / Palaces City Center
 
Mikhailovsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet
This historic theater, built in 1833, is St. Petersburg's second-most-important...
Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
Mosque
Built between 1910 and 1914, the city's center of Muslim worship...
Religious Sites Petrograd Side
 
Nevsky prospekt
St. Petersburg's most famous street, the Russian Champs-Élysées...
Neighborhoods / Streets City Center
 
Peter and Paul Fortress
The first building in Sankt-Piter-Burkh, as the city was then...
Military Sites Petrograd Side
 
Piskaryevskoye Cemetery
The extent of the city's suffering during the 900-day siege by...
Cemeteries Liteiny/Smolny
 
Ploshchad Dvortsovaya
One of the world's most magnificent plazas is a stunning ensemble...
Squares City Center
 
Ploshchad Vosstaniya
The site of many revolutionary speeches and armed clashes with...
Squares Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Rostral Columns
Swiss architect Thomas de Thomon designed these columns, which...
Memorials / Monuments Vasilievsky Island
 
Russian Academy of Sciences
Erected on strictly classical lines between 1783 and 1789, the...
Educational Institutions Vasilievsky Island
 
Russian National Library
Opened in 1814, Russia's first public library is still known...
Libraries City Center
 
Russian Political History Museum
Almost as interesting as the paintings, posters, flags, and porcelain...
Museums / Galleries Petrograd Side
 
Senatskaya Square
One of St. Petersburg's best-known landmarks, a gigantic equestrian...
Squares Admiralteisky
 
Shostakovich Philharmonia
What was once the Nobles' Club before the revolution is now home...
Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
Siniy most
This bridge spanning the Moika River is so wide (about 325 feet)...
Bridges / Tunnels Admiralteisky
 
Smolny
Someone mentioning the Smolny may be referring to either the...
Religious Sites Liteiny/Smolny
 
Square of the Arts
If you stand in front of the magnificent State Museum of Russian...
Squares City Center
 
St. Isaac's Cathedral
The grandly proportioned St. Isaac's is the world's third-largest...
Religious Sites Admiralteisky
 
St. Nicholas Cathedral
This turquoise-and-white extravaganza of a Russian baroque cathedral...
Religious Sites Admiralteisky
 
St. Petersburg Circus
Though not as famous as the Moscow Circus, St. Petersburg's version...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
St. Petersburg State University
Tsar Alexander I founded this university in 1819, and today it's...
Educational Institutions Vasilievsky Island
 
State Hermitage Museum
Leonardo's Benois Madonna, Rembrandt's Danaë, Matisse's The Dance...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
State Museum "Smolny"
Giacomo Quarenghi designed this neoclassical building between...
Museums / Galleries Liteiny/Smolny
 
State Museum of Russian Art
In 1898 Nicholas II turned the stupendously majestic neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Strelka
This bit of land (the name means "arrow" or "spit") affords a...
Viewpoints Vasilievsky Island
 
Summer Garden
One of Peter the Great's passions was inspired by Versailles...
Gardens / Arboretums City Center
 
Ulitsa Zodchevo Rossi
The street named for architect Carlo Rossi, the Italian architect...
Neighborhoods / Streets Liteiny/Smolny
 
Vladimir Nabokov Museum-Apartment
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), best known in America for the novel...
Museums / Galleries Admiralteisky
 
Winter Palace
With its 1,001 rooms swathed in malachite, jasper, agate, and...
Castles / Palaces City Center
 
Yusupov Palace
On the cold night of December 17, 1916, this elegant yellow palace...
Castles / Palaces Admiralteisky
 
Zoological Museum
An unusual collection of more than 30,000 species includes a...
Museums / Galleries Vasilievsky Island
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