Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург) is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012. An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it is politically administered as a federal subject (a federal city). (WIKIPEDIA.AT)
1. The Eremitage
The Eremitage may be on every list but that’s because it is really worth a visit! The architecture is very impressive and every hall has it’s own charm.
2. Peterhof Palace
Outside of Saint Petersburg the Peterhof Palace was built for Peter The Great and the most impressive thing about it are the gardens. Following the fountains you arrive at the coast of the North Sea and have an amazing view over everything!
3. The Eliseev Emporium
The Eliseev is a food hall at the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg full of delicious, sugary temptations
4. The Fabergé Museum
Peter Carl Fabergé was a Russian Juwelier that worked primarily for the Russian Tsar family and got well known for his Fabergé-eggs. In the Fabergé museum in Saint Petersburg you can admire 13 of those eggs (for example the one above)
5. The Impressionism art exhibition in the General Staff Building
Across from the Eremitage lies the General Staff Building with the famous arch, representing the Russian’s victory over Napoleon. There you can find the art museum with a big collection of impressionistic art.
6. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and the view over the city
The Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is the biggest orthodox cathedral in the world and the forth biggest cathedral in the world. The cathedral took 40 years to build and the cupola is encircled with a walkway. From there you have a beautiful view over the whole city!
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