Sights & Attractions in St. Petersburg

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum
After fighting a duel to defend his wife's honor, the beloved...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 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
 
Piskaryevskoye Cemetery
The extent of the city's suffering during the 900-day siege by...
Cemeteries Liteiny/Smolny
 
Ploshchad Vosstaniya
The site of many revolutionary speeches and armed clashes with...
Squares Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
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
 
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. 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 Museum "Smolny"
Giacomo Quarenghi designed this neoclassical building between...
Museums / Galleries Liteiny/Smolny
 
Strelka
This bit of land (the name means "arrow" or "spit") affords a...
Viewpoints Vasilievsky Island
 
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
 
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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