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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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.

Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Military Site

The first building in Sankt-Piter-Burkh, as the city was then called, was erected in just one year, between 1703 and 1704, during the...

St. Isaac's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The grandly proportioned St. Isaac's is the world's third-largest domed cathedral and the first monument you see of the city if you arrive...

State Hermitage Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Leonardo's Benois Madonna, Rembrandt's Danaë, Matisse's The Dance ... one of the world's most famous museums is virtually wallpapered...

State Museum of Russian Art

  • Museum/Gallery

In 1898 Nicholas II turned the stupendously majestic neoclassical Mikhailovsky Palace (Mikhailovsky Dvorets) into what has become one...

Strelka

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This bit of land (the name means "arrow" or "spit") affords a dazzling view of the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress and...

Winter Palace

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

With its 1,001 rooms swathed in malachite, jasper, agate, and gilded mirrors, the residence of Russia's rulers from Catherine the Great...

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