10 places you must see in St. Petersburg

10 places you must see in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg attractions

1. The Hermitage (Winter Palace)

Here you can see great works of art and objects, which the world admires. You can enjoy paintings by Picasso, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, walk through the Royal halls,  see the portrait, sculpture of the exposition and touch eyes to the treasures of the “Golden pantries”.

The Hermitage


Address: Saint-Petersburg, Dvortsovaya emb., 34.

Metro: Nevsky prospect, Gostiny Dvor, Admiralteyskaya.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday: 10:30 – 18:00. Wednesday: 10:30 – 21:00.

Official web site: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/

See more information about the Hermitage: http://rusinside.com/index.php/the-hermitage/

 2. The Mariinsky theatre

Here you can enjoy opera and ballet. Even if you are not a fan of Opera and ballet, going to these theatre will be an unforgettable event, because  the beauty of the interior, the music of this orchestra and great performances by actors and singers will impress you.


Address: Theatrical square, 1.

From metro stations “Nevsky Prospekt” and “Gostiny Dvor”,“Admiralteyskaya
buses № 3, № 22, №27.

From metro stationsSadovaya”, “Sennaya Ploshchad”, “Spasskaya”
minibus taxi № К-1, № К-124, № К-169, № К-186, № К-350
buses № 70, № 71

From metro station “Tekhnologicheskiy Institut”
minibus taxi № K-124, № K-350
buses № 70, № 71

From metro station “Baltiyskaya”
minibus taxi № K-62, № K-186
buses № 70, № 71

From metro station “Narvskaya”
minibus taxi № K-1, № K-2, № K-6k, № К-154, № К-169, № K-306, № K-306a
buses № 2, № 6

Official web site: http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/

3. The Summer Garden

Ancient trees,  beautiful pond with birds, majestic sculptures, quiet alleys, Tea House of Peter, the view of the Neva and the Fontanka give you unforgettable impressions. The summer garden is located in the city center and is a monument of landscape art of the early eighteenth centuryThe sculptures in the garden were brought from ItalyNowadays the Summer garden is included in a huge number of tourist routes and visited by thousands of tourists from around the world each year.


Metro: Gostiny Dvor.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00

4. St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievsky cathedral)

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, its dome is one of the largest in the world. And also it is the largest Museum of mosaic paintings.




Address: St. Isaac’s square, 4

Metro station: Admiralteyskaya

Buses:  3, 22, 27

Trolleybuses: 5, 22

Opening hours: 10:30 – 18:00. Wednesday is a day off.

5. Petropavlovskaya fortress

The main landmark is Petropavlovsky cathedral – the crypt of the Russian emperors. Also there are several museums here such as the prison of Trubetskoy Bastion, the commandant’s house, mint. The fortress is surrounded by water from all sides.


Metro: Gor’kovskaya

Opening hours: 

Petropavlovskaya fortress (within the walls) is open to visitors daily from 9.00 am to 21:00.

The Museum is open daily except Wednesdays. Wednesday is day off.

 Petropavlovsky cathedral: 10:00 – 19:00

The prison of Trubetskoy Bastion: 10:00 – 19:00

Information center and ticket office in St. John Ravelin: 10:00 – 18:00

Information center and ticket office in house Bot: 10:00 – 18:30.

Official web site: http://www.spbmuseum.ru/?lang_ui=en

6. Aleksandro Nevskaya Lavra

This City sculpture Museum under the open sky includes Troitsky cathedral, a few cemeteries and male Orthodox monastery. Here you can visit cathedral and also see graves of A. Nevsky, A. Suvorov, P. Tchaikovsky and many other famous people.

alex-nev lavra

alex-nev lavra-2

Address: Moika river Monastyrka, building 1, lit. A

Metro stations: Pl. Aleksandra Nevskogo I, Pl. Alexandra Nevskogo II

Official web site: www.lavra.spb.ru

7. The Cruiser “Aurora”

This ship is a symbol of Saint-Petersburg.  There are  interesting historical exhibits in this small naval Museum.


Address: Bolshaya Nevka

Metro station: Gor’kovskaya

8. The Kunstkamera (The Cabinet of curiosities)

The Kunstkamera is the first Museum of St. Petersburg, which was founded and approved by Peter I.  The most famous exposure in this museum is  exposure of anatomical abnormalities (“freaks”).



Address: Universitetskaya emb., 3

From metro stations “Nevsky Prospekt” and “Gostiny Dvor”,“Admiralteyskaya
buses № 7, № 24, №191.

From metro station “Vasileostrovskaya” 
bus № 24.

From metro station “Sportivnaya” 
buses № 191, № 10.

Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00, Monday is day off,  last Tuesday of every month is Cleaning day .

Official web site: http://kunstkamera.ru/en/

9. Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral is one of the largest churches in Saint-Petersburg.


Address: Kazanskaya square, 2.

Metro: Kanal Griboedova

Official web site: http://kazansky-spb.ru/

10. The Savior on blood (Spas-on-Blood)

Spas-on-Blood is a beautiful festive and vibrant Church in the pseudo-Russian style, was founded in 1883 on the site of the tragic events of March 1, 1881. That day Emperor Alexander II heading to the parade was mortally wounded.



Address: Naberezhnaya kanala Griboedova 2B, liter A

Metro: Nevsky prospekt

Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (in summer 10:00 – 22:00), Wednesday is day off.

Official web site: http://www.spas-na-krovi.ru/


Well, enjoy Saint-Petersburg! Have a nice time!

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