St. Petersburg is a place where you want to come back again and again. People call it Russian Venice, and the Northern capital. There are so many beautiful places, almost 250 museums, more than 300 bridges, beautiful cathedrals, and so on.
If you decide to visit St. Petersburg, it is a great idea. I share a map for 2 days visit:
You can add or remove places you wish to visit. For example, walking through the Nevskiy Prospect you can visit Bulla Fund museum-photo. Working hours: Mon–Sat: 10:00–20:00. And near that building you can make a photo with photographer monument. And on the way to Anichkov bridge you can see a very interesting gift shop which is called “Mood Generator” (Генератор Настроения).
Yekaterinskiy square also is on Nevskiy avenue.
Another beautiful park is New Holland island. You can search for events (like Kite Festival) in this island.
Near the metro station Gorkovskaya there is a great park Aleksandrovskiy.
Going through this park you’ll see Peter and Paul Fortress. It is original citadel of the city. This building was used as a political prison under the czars. Here you can visit History Museum.
In my other posts I’ll inform you about museums of Petersburg and free visiting days 🙂
If you are a bookworm you’d visit Singer House (Дом компании «Зингер»), also widely known as Book House (Дом книги). It is a historical landmark building and officially recognized as an object of Russian historical-cultural heritage. There is a great range of interesting books for everyone and lots of interesting gifts. By the way the office of vk.com is there 😉
You can easily reach Kazan Cathedral from Book House.
By the way, don’t be afraid that you can be lost. There are maps in every metro station and avenue, and you can find your way without problems.
One of the Petersburg Cathedrals is Isaakyevskiy Sobor. This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world. You can reach that place from M. Admiralteyskaya.
By the way, there is Dolls Gallery near that cathedral. Working hours: Tue–Fri: 12:00–19:00 and Sat: 12:00–18:00
Chesma Cathedral is not situated in the center of the city. I liked it. It is very beautiful.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood(Храм Спаса на Крови) is the most famous cathedral of the Petersburg. It is incredibly beautiful and really amazing. Not only inside but also outside of the cathedral is fascinating.
One of the most famous art museums in the world housed in the Hermitage, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits. Working hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30 – 18.00 (ticket offices are open until 17.30); Wednesday 10.30 – 21.00 (ticket offices are open until 20.30); Monday – closed. If you are in St. Petersburg in first Thursday of the month you can visit Hermitage for free, till 17:00. You can buy tickets online, as there is a great queue.
Near the Hermitage there is a Palace Suqre.
Cruiser Aurora is worth visiting for its history.
Walking along the Neva we found very beautiful ship.
There are a lot of interesting monuments in the city.
Narva Triumphal Arch is a monument to the victory over Napoleon in the war of 1812. You can go there through metro station Narvskaya.
If you are near the Vosstaniya square, just go along the Ligovskiy avenue, you can visit Non-conformist museum aaaaannnnddd John Lennon street.
For the end of the post, if you want to eat cheap you can buy something in the street, or go to Stolovaya.
In my next posts I’ll share with you more useful information about other places to visit, like Freud Museum, Sand Museum, a map with addresses of the heroes in the novel “Crime and Punishment”.