To St. Petersburg for the weekend: what to see first of all in the city

To St. Petersburg for the weekend: what to see first of all in the city

We recommend coming to St. Petersburg for at least a week. However, if you have a free weekend, spend it on a short trip to the northern capital. Even in a couple of days you will have time to see all the main sights, stroll through the old streets and parks.

What is the first thing to see in the city if you come for the first time? We have prepared for you a short selection of the most popular locations. And if you want to know more about the sights of St. Petersburg, read our articles on the official website of the Theatre Square Hotel. There we publish not only news, but also discounts for profitable booking of a room in our hotel.


The Hermitage is one of the most famous museums in the world, which is located in the heart of St. Petersburg. The museum is located in the building of the Winter Palace of the Russian Emperors and includes a collection of more than a million exhibits.

Here you will find works of art from ancient cultures to the present, including works by European and domestic artists.

Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress is one of the oldest historical sites in St. Petersburg, which is considered the first serious structure in the city. The fortress is a symbol of the northern capital and includes many historical museums.

Inside the fortress you will find many ancient buildings, and you will also be able to see the panorama of the city from the banks of the Neva.

Winter Palace

The Winter Palace is one of the most elegant buildings in St. Petersburg, which was built in the middle of the 18th century. The palace is a symbol of the luxury of the Russian emperors and today serves as a museum complex.

Be sure to visit the Winter Palace to see with your own eyes how the Russian emperors lived.


Aurora is a famous cruiser that became a symbol of the October Revolution of 1917. The ship was built by 1900 and is now a museum.

Here you can see various exhibits related to the history of the revolution and the Russian Navy.

This list of attractions is just the beginning. Having arrived once, you will return to St. Petersburg again and again.

And so that each of your visits to the city on the Neva takes place in an atmosphere of comfort and coziness, book a room at the Teatralnaya Ploshchad Hotel. We are located in the Admiralteysky district of St. Petersburg, surrounded by the pre-revolutionary architecture of the northern capital.