St. Petersburg Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in St. Petersburg - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Vasilievsky Island 8

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Admiralty

  • Building/Architectural Site

The spire of this lovely golden-yellow building is visible throughout the city and is one of St. Petersburg's most renowned emblems.

Alexander Column

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The 156-foot-tall centerpiece of Ploschad Dvortsovaya (Palace Square) is a memorial to Russia's victory over Napoléon, commissioned...

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The word lavra in Russian is reserved for a monastery of the highest order, of which there are just four in all of Russia and Ukraine.

Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

After fighting a duel to defend his wife's honor, the beloved Russian poet Alexander Pushkin died in a rented apartment in this building...

Anichkov most

  • Bridge/Tunnel

Each corner of this beautiful bridge on the Nevsky Prospekt spanning the Fontanka River (the name means "fountain") bears an equestrian...

Anna Akhmatova Literary Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The famous St. Petersburg poet lived for many years in a communal apartment in a wing of this former palace of Count Sheremetyev. Akhmatova...

Artillery Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

You can't miss St. Petersburg's main army museum—just look for the hundreds of pieces of artillery on the grounds outside. Exhibits...

Avrora

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

This historic cruiser, moored in front of the Nakhimov Academy of Naval Officers and reopening in the summer of 2014 after an extensive...

Chamber of Art

  • Museum/Gallery

This fine example of Russian baroque is painted bright azure with white trim and stands out from the surrounding classically designed...

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The highly ornate, old-Russian style of this colorful church seems more Moscow than St. Petersburg, where the architecture is generally...

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