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Peter the Great Monument (Bronze horseman) in St. Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia Monuments

Italy is famous for its outdoor fountains and sculpture. Paris, too, has its Arc de Triomphe and dozens more. But St. Petersburg, Russia is no slouch when it comes to monuments. Tourists flock to this ‘Venice of the North’ in part because it has dozens of noteworthy sights for those who love to stroll around […]

Saint Petersburg, sailboating and cruises
St Petersburg, Russia Cruises

St. Petersburg lies at the shore of the Gulf of Finland that separates it from that Scandinavian country. A coastal city, it offers a number of cruises both short and long. Whichever choice a visitor makes can hardly be bad, since there are so many fine sights to see on any of them. The River […]

Summer Park - St. Petersburg, Russia
Gardens of St. Petersburg, Russia

Summer Garden (Letny Sad) The Letny Sad is one of St. Petersburg’s oldest and finest gardens. Designed to provide Peter the Great with a leisurely stroll, visitors can easily imagine themselves in his shoes. Built along classical lines, the grounds are laid out according to a strict geometric plan. Yet, there’s nothing rigid or tense […]

Winter Palace on Palace Square in St. Petersburg
The Hermitage and Winter Palace in St Petersburg

By far one of the most popular attractions in St. Petersburg, the Winter Palace (which houses The Hermitage art museum), deserves the crowds it attracts. It is an outstanding series of structures as well as one of the world’s finest art museums. Completed in 1762, it was the home of Russia’s monarchs for 150 years, […]

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