Sights & Attractions in St. Petersburg

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Things to Do in City Center

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Alexander Column
The 156-foot-tall centerpiece of Ploschad Dvortsovaya (Palace...
Memorials / Monuments City Center
 
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
 
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
 
Ethnography Museum
Costumes, crafts, and other artifacts provide a look at the various...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
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
 
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
 
Nevsky prospekt
St. Petersburg's most famous street, the Russian Champs-Élysées...
Neighborhoods / Streets City Center
 
Ploshchad Dvortsovaya
One of the world's most magnificent plazas is a stunning ensemble...
Squares City Center
 
Russian National Library
Opened in 1814, Russia's first public library is still known...
Libraries City Center
 
Shostakovich Philharmonia
What was once the Nobles' Club before the revolution is now home...
Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
Square of the Arts
If you stand in front of the magnificent State Museum of Russian...
Squares City Center
 
St. Petersburg Circus
Though not as famous as the Moscow Circus, St. Petersburg's version...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
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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