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

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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.

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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

Kazan Cathedral

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After a visit to Rome, Tsar Paul I (1754–1801) commissioned this magnificent cathedral, wishing to copy—and perhaps present the Orthodox...

Saint Petersburg Mosque

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Built between 1910 and 1914, the city's center of Muslim worship is designed after the Gur Emir in Samarkand (in modern-day Uzbekistan),...

Smolny

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Someone mentioning the Smolny may be referring to either the beautiful baroque church and convent or the classically designed institute...

St. Isaac's Cathedral

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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...

St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral

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This turquoise-and-white extravaganza of a Russian baroque cathedral was designed by S.I. Chevakinsky, a pupil of Bartolomeo Francesco...

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