Best Places to Visit in St. Petersburg, Russia – Saint Petersburg or Санкт-Петербу́рг (Sankt Peterburg) is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow.
This city is famous for its beauty and history, which always attracts tourists around the world. You can visit many wonderful places while visiting the city which also passed by the Neva River.
What are those 5 wonderful places to visit in St. Petersburg? Here they are:
Kazan Cathedral or in Russian written with Казанский собор (Kazanskiy sabor) is the first place you should visit from the many other interesting places in St. Petersburg.
Building located in the Nevsky Prospekt area, St. This Petersburg is dedicated to “Our Lady of Kazan” and was designed by a Russian architect named Andrei Voronikhin.
Kazan Cathedral was built in the 1800s and inspired by the cathedral of Rome and Florence. The main decorative material of this building is travertine rock which makes it look even more wonderful. Kazan Cathedral looks like a palace or art gallery and is equipped with semicircular pillars.
Next, the place that you must visit is the Hermitage Museum (Музей Эрмитаж or Muzey Ermitazh) located in the Palace Embankment area.
The Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and oldest art museums in the world that was built in 1764, when Empress Catherine II obtained a collection of paintings from an Berlin merchant named Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky who made her amazed.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress is a place that you must visit when you are on vacation in St. Petersburg, Russia.
It’s the original fortress of the city of St. Petersburg, which was founded by Pyotr I in 1703. The fort was built according to the design of Domenico Trezzini in 1706 to 1740. In the early 1920s, the city was still used as a prison and field of execution by the Bolshevik government.
Today, Peter and Paul Fortress has been modified and used as the main part of the state and history museum in St. Petersburg.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral
St. Isaac’s Cathedral or Исаакиевский собор (Isaakiyevskiy sabor) is the largest Orthodox Christian church in St. Petersburg. It is located in the area of St Isaac’s Square. To the north, there is the Aleksandrovsky Sad park, meanwhile in the south, there is a fairly large field, St. Isaac Square.
When you visit this place, you can enter the main hall of the museum by buying a ticket and walking through the “Colonnaded walkway” (roof of the cathedral). You can also visit other cathedrals (There are 4 cathedrals in the St. ISaac’s Cathedral complex).
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Savior on The Spilled Blood or спас крови (spas na krovi) in Russian, is a church located opposite the Mikhaillovsky park.
The church was built in the 1800s. It is quite similar to the St. Basil in Moscow, especially the its colorful domes. The interior of the church is dominated by golden colors ornaments, while the windows are decorated with glass mosaics.
To be able to enter and see the beauty of the building itself, you need to buy an entrance ticket first.
These are the 5 wonderful places to visit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Which place would you love to visit most? Please tell us by writing a comment below! Thanks!