Are You Planning On Visiting Saint Petersburg?

By Frank Coutinho | Sep 01, 2018
Photo by: St Pete Private Tours Russian tourism has grown tremendously due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Tourists who are looking for the perfect European city break destination do not need to look any further than St Petersburg - this dynamic city is bursting with sights, attractions, and activities and is one of the top cultural centers in Europe, despite being one of the continent's youngest large metropolises.


Originally conceived as a tourism hub in the 18th century, St Petersburg is the biggest non-capital city in Europe and possesses some of the region's most impressive architectural and historical views. One of the main attractions in the city is the Hermitage, a sprawling museum that is amongst the largest in the world and is made up of the Winter Palace, the Maly Hermitage, the New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre, which feature artifacts dating from the Stone Age right up until today. Other tourist hotspots in St Petersburg include the central part of the Winter Palace, the Alexandro-Nevskaya monastery, and St Isaac's Cathedral, as well as the Peter and Paul Fortress.


If wandering around the city's roads in admiration of its architecture is more of your thing, you may even want to have a walk around Palace Square, St Isaac's Square, Novaya Gollandiya island - known as New Holland - and the Decemberists' Square (Ploshad Dekabristov). Notable memorials and sculptures around St Petersburg include the Bronze Horseman and many representations of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander Pushkin, a well-known Russian poet. If this is the first time you have visited Russia, then you should consider hiring tours St Petersburg to visit all of the biggest attractions in the city. According to St Pete Private Tours, 2018 is the first time since 2011 (when they were founded), where US tourists lost their first position to Brazilian tourists, possibly due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


You could also make a stop off at one of St Petersburg's numerous bars, cafes, and eateries for a meal or a drink or possibly plan your stay to concur with one of the city's 100 annual celebrations and take in their varied events and performances in between touring excursions.


When considering the nightlife, St Petersburg is home to various late-night bars, luxury nightclubs and live music venues, meaning that something is regularly available for everyone at the end of the day - even in the middle of the working week.


Whatever you decide to do during your trip to St Petersburg, it is likely to leave an enduring impression and present you with only good memories of an unforgettable city.


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