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)
 
Anichkov most
Each corner of this beautiful bridge on the Nevsky Prospekt spanning...
Bridges / Tunnels Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
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
 
Ethnography Museum
Costumes, crafts, and other artifacts provide a look at the various...
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
 
Mikhailovsky (Inzhenernyi) Castle
This orange-hued building belonged to one of Russia's strangest...
Castles / Palaces City Center
 
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
 
Ploshchad Dvortsovaya
One of the world's most magnificent plazas is a stunning ensemble...
Squares City Center
 
Rostral Columns
Swiss architect Thomas de Thomon designed these columns, which...
Memorials / Monuments Vasilievsky Island
 
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
 
St. Isaac's Cathedral
The grandly proportioned St. Isaac's is the world's third-largest...
Religious Sites Admiralteisky
 
State Hermitage Museum
Leonardo's Benois Madonna, Rembrandt's Danaë, Matisse's The Dance...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
State Museum of Russian Art
In 1898 Nicholas II turned the stupendously majestic neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Summer Garden
One of Peter the Great's passions was inspired by Versailles...
Gardens / Arboretums City Center
 
Winter Palace
With its 1,001 rooms swathed in malachite, jasper, agate, and...
Castles / Palaces City Center
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