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 Pushkin Apartment Museum

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

Anna Akhmatova Literary Museum

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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

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

Bolshoi St. Petersburg State Circus

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Though not as famous as the Moscow Circus, St. Petersburg's version of this popular Russian form of entertainment dates from 1867 and...

Chamber of Art

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

Ethnography Museum

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Costumes, crafts, and other artifacts provide a look at the various ethnic groups of the former Soviet Union. If you're traveling with...

F.M. Dostoyevsky Literary-Memorial Museum

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Here, in the last place in which he lived, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–81) wrote The Brothers Karamazov. Dostoyevsky preferred to live...

General Staff Building

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The eastern side of ploshchad Dvortsovaya (Palace Square) is formed by the huge arc of this building; its form and size give the square...

LabirintUm

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About 60 exhibits provide visitors with the opportunity to learn the laws of physics, chemistry, and nature in an entertaining way, whether...

Russian Political History Museum

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Almost as interesting as the paintings, posters, flags, and porcelain tracing the history of Russia in the 20th century is the history...

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