About St. Petersburg

Museums & Palaces

St. Petersburg is often described by locals as the "Gorod Muzei" - the museum city - and not without reason. Peter the Great himself founded the city's first museum, the extraordinary Kunstkammer, for the edification his subjects, and the city now boasts over 100 museums, ranging from the vast Hermitage, one of the world's most famous galleries, to small apartment museums honoring some of Russia's greatest writers.

Museums in St. Petersburg

Fountains & Parks

St Petersburg’s parks and fontains are an irreplaceable part of life in Russia’s Northern Capital, with their unique histories, peculiarities, their own style and atmosphere. This little guide will help you choose the best ones for you.

Fountains Parks

White Nights & Bridges

What could be more romantic than a walk along the banks of the city's rivers and canals in almost broad daylight, no matter what the time of day? No other major European city can rival this experience nor the atmosphere on the streets of St. Petersburg during the summer months - lively, friendly, romantic and bustling with people throughout the night as well as the day!

Timetable of bridge openings

Russian Сuisine

Put aside your preconceptions: Russian food is not all about cabbage soup and caviar. Russia’s restaurant scene is in the midst of a gastronomic revolution, with St Petersburg at the centre of it all. From traditional tsarist institutions to modern fusion cuisine, these are our recommendations for the best Russian restaurants in St Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg Restaurants

Rivers and Canals

Petersburg is located at Neva river delta, connecting with hundreds of tributaries and canals with a total length of about 300 kilometers.
In the city center, on the famous embankments, many of the most grandiose buildings of the Northern capital are located, and this is one of the reasons why journeys along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg is significant part of city exploring.

River cruises and boat trips Rivers & Canals of St. Petersburg

Theatres & Ballet

Among the tourists who come to the northern capital there are many of those who just don't want to see the sights only, but also to go to the theaters of St. Petersburg. In total, there are more than 100 theaters, ballet and theater groups in the city. From the Alexandrinsky Theatre, to the world famous Mariinsky Ballet Company and the Mikhailovsky Theatre, these are the best places for culture vultures to seek out some ballet in St Petersburg.

Ballet and Opera in St. Petersburg

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