If you have planned a trip to St. Petersburg and booked a hotel online on the official website near the center, then it's time to make a walking route. We advise you to split sightseeing over several days in order to have time to enjoy the cultural heritage of the city to the fullest.
St. Petersburg or Peter is the city of Peter the Great and Queen Catherine II. No matter how many times you have been to the city, it will always have something new to offer you.
Hermitage and Palace Square
Start with the main attraction of St. Petersburg - the Hermitage. The museum is one of the oldest in the world. There are collected works of great artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Monet and Van Gogh. It may take you a couple of days to see the entire museum. Most of the museum is located in the Winter Palace of Empress Catherine. This is the former royal palace of the family of Russian tsars. You will truly appreciate its beauty and grandeur. This is one of the most famous buildings in the city.
Directly in front of the Hermitage is Palace Square, which is often called one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Palace Square witnessed the Imperial Parade. The area is included in the list of ten most beautiful places in Russia. Right in the center of the square is the Alexander Column, it has a height of 47.5 m.
Churches and cathedrals
There are many churches and cathedrals in St. Petersburg, here are the main ones:
● Church of the Savior on Blood - this temple is similar to St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. During the Great Patriotic War, this church served as a food warehouse.
● Kazan Cathedral is the main cathedral of the city, located on Nevsky Prospekt.
● St. Isaac's Cathedral - on the observation deck of the cathedral from a height of 43 m offers a beautiful view of the city. Now inside the cathedral there is a large museum. It is also the largest Orthodox church in the world. The capacity of the building is 14,000 people! In front of the church you will see the Statue of the Bronze Horseman. It is a symbol of St. Petersburg.
If you do not have a clear plan for a night walk around St. Petersburg and on your trip you have booked a hotel near the center, you are here.
The above itinerary can be a good starting point for your trip to St. Petersburg. Along the way, you can grab a couple more places to your liking.