Places To Visit In St. Petersburg

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Sub-Region: Northwestern Federal District

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Here are the top 13 tourist attractions to see in St. Petersburg:

1. Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum

4.5

1 kms
from city center

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1 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

A monumental museum situated across 6 buildings on the Palace Embankment. It is one of the largest and oldest museums of art and culture in the world, with a collection of over 3 million items!

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2. Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

4.3

1 kms
from city center

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2 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

This historic church was built on the location where Alexander II was fatally wounded, and is an absolute sight to behold.

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3. St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

4.2

2 kms
from city center

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3 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest orthodox basilica in the world, with stunning Russian-Byzantine architecture and a fully gold plated dome. It serves as both a cathedral and museum today.

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4. Winter Palace

Winter Palace

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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4 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

The Imperial Palace of St. Petersburg and the residence of the Tsars. Today it is the main building of the Hermitage Museum.

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5. State Russian Museum

State Russian Museum

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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5 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

The State Russian Museum houses one of the biggest collections of Russian fine arts in the world, rivalling the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

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6. Palace Square

Palace Square

3.7

1 kms
from city center

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6 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

Palace Square is St. Petersburg's largest public square. Quite like Moscow's Red Square, it is adorned with a collection of hugely important structures and events.

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7. Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

3.7

24 kms
from city center

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7 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

The Catherine Palace is an absolutely mesmerising piece of architectural beauty, located 30km south of the city in Tasrskoe Selo, and is one of St. Petersburg's topmost tourist attractions.

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8. Grand Maket Rossiya

Grand Maket Rossiya

3.6

5 kms
from city center

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8 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

Grand Maket Rossiya is a massive and interactive miniature model of many regions throughout Russia.

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9. Peterhof Palace

Peterhof Palace

3.6

24 kms
from city center

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9 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

Peterhof Palace is a large and truly magnificent ensemble of palaces, gardens and fountains, created by Peter the Great and further expanded by the Tsars that followed. It is a World Heritage Site.

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10. Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre

3.5

2 kms
from city center

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10 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

The Mariinsky Theatre formally opened in 1860, and is home to the internationally reputed Mariinsky Ballet, Opera and Orchestra companies.

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11. Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

3.5

1 kms
from city center

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11 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

Also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, this is a majestic cathedral built at the beginning of the 19th century.

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12. Neva River

Neva River

3.4

0 kms
from city center

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12 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

The Neva River is an iconic part of the St. Petersburg layout. It's embankments are the foundation of many attractions, and boat rides on the river offer some spectacular views.

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13. Summer Garden

Summer Garden

3.4

1 kms
from city center

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13 out of 13
Places To Visit in St. Petersburg

The Summer Garden is a splendid garden area that was designed by Peter the Great himself in 1704.

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