Historic Sites in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg Historic Sites

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What travellers are saying

  • Peggy C
    Irvine, CA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St. Petersburg is a great place to visit. This palace is so gorgeous with amazing view. Always spend enough time here inside, so many things to see.
    Don’t miss any palaces here.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • Hitesh S
    Mumbai, India373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    very beautiful nad Enchanting square, a huge space, its in centre of the city, you can feel he beauty around, se ethe memorable buildings, lightings at the night, just walk around and see things around.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
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    Tsarsko Selo (Tsar Village) is a Royal complex Peter the Great built for his wife Catherine I, later enlarged and lavishly decorated by Catherine II (the Great).
    It consists of a breathtaking Palace, terrific gardens with lakes, Hermitage pavilion, a Mosque, monuments across the park,...etc.
    It's located further south of St. Pet airport and you can reach it by taxi (make sure you have the Yandex app installed) which will take around 45-60 min depending on the traffic, or via the train from St, Pet.
    The area is huge and beautiful to explore, so count on at least half a day for visit.
    Written 20 May 2021
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  • TandTSwitzerland
    Zurich, Switzerland1,138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of the Hermitage complex, it has a huge collection of paintings. Some nice Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky etc. you need at least two hours to visit. Tickets can be purchased online (specific time slot is assigned). Highly recommended to visit if you are in the area.
    Written 28 September 2021
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  • johnny tielrooy
    Riihimaki, Finland58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the boot cruice around , Neva you can see and feel so much history , so beatiful, loved it. Give us ideas where we like to go visit.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • stephanie s
    Poole, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This attraction was the highlight of my trip to St Petersburg. The architecture and artifacts inside it are so intricately made and detailed, and the interior design, everything from the ceiling to the floor is spectacular to look at and is so beautiful. If you are ever visiting St. Petersburg then you just have to visit the Winter Palace, it is a must go and you absolutely will not regret visiting it.
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Derek I
    Chichester, UK30 contributions
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    One of the more unusual and lovely things to observe in St Petersburg is couples getting married and groups of weddings guests taking photographs and celebrating the happy occasion.

    During the summer months but also throughout the year you can see newly weds posing for photographs at popular city locations - One especially popular place is the walkway at Neva river known as Strelka

    Other popular places where lots of wedding parties head for photos include the gardens near St Issacs and the monument of Peter the Great

    It is not unusual to see bottles or bubbly being consumed and glasses being broken for good luck

    When we were there we must have witnessed a dozen or so wedding parties so it is an interesting spectacle and quite different to the more formal traditions we have in the UK
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • MuscoviteVT
    Moscow, Russia13,761 contributions
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    Hurry up! Or else you'll see the symbol of Peterburg in scaffolds, the way Nicholas I is now. I read it in local press, they are planning overall restauration works. Maybe the basement will be still visible, it's quite an outstanding monument as such.
    It's not the only statue of Peter the Great in his city, if I have time, I'll tell you about the others.
    By the way, have you heard about the ballet 'The Bronze Horseman'? If you are lucky, you can see it in the Mariinsky theatre, the new stage, it's really worth it.
    Written 14 August 2021
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  • Igor Alexeev
    Moscow, Russia117,384 contributions
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    The palace was built in 1720-1723 in the western part of the Lower Park, according to the plan of Peter I, who was impressed by the Marly Palace built by the Sun King Louis XIV in the royal residence of Marly-le-Roi, which Peter I visited in 1717. As a result, the Russian Marly turned out to be a slightly reduced copy of the French Marly. As is known, the French Marly was plundered and partially destroyed by the sans-culottes during the French Revolution, and in 1806 the remains of the palace, in which the local capitalist Alexander Sanyel placed his weaving factory that worked until the ruin of its owner, were completely demolished. Russian Marley was also plundered and partially destroyed. By Nazis instead of sans-culottes. During the occupation of Peterhof during the Great Patriotic War. However, unlike the French counterpart, Russian Marly was restored in the mid-50s of the 20th century by Soviet architects E.V. Kazanskaya and A.E. Gessen. From 1982, until now, the Russian Marly Palace, a museum, is open to visitors. The expositions of the museum contain personal belongings of Peter I, as well as many items from the time of Peter the Great, including paintings by Dutch, Flemish and Italian masters of the 17th-18th centuries, collected personally by Peter I. The cost of a ticket to the museum is 350 rubles, payment by "Pushkin card" is also available.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy697 contributions
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    It’s not a coincidence that the Nevskij Prospect ends with this lavra dedicated to the Russian Saint Patron and National Hero. It’s interesting to visit not only for the monastery itself, but also for the cemetery were celebrities such as Dostoevskij are buried.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • drogilmour
    Guatemala City, Guatemala2,709 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After visiting the palace of Catherine the Great we walked by this beautiful and well-groomed park created in the English landscape style.
    Written 23 December 2019
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,233 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Summer Palace of Peter the Great is located in the Summer Garden, this is valid only in the summer.
    You can get here by sessions, so it is better to buy tickets in advance on the website. Inside, the interior is not as rich as in the Hermitage or other palaces, but gives an idea of ​​the royal luxury of that time.
    Full furnishings are only in the office of Peter the Great and in the kitchen.
    If you have seen other palaces in St. Petersburg, then this one will not make much of an impression.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • innaMontreal
    Montreal21,802 contributions
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    Palatial art and interiors and a fine collection of original musical instruments, some had been owned by famous musicians, make this an interesting place to visit. Quiet, off the beaten path museum, and also hosts some worthwhile classical music concerts.
    Written 25 February 2019
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy697 contributions
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    Not as famous as Peterhof or Tsarskoye Selo, Oranienbaum Palace is a nice surprise; it’s beautiful to visit it in Autumn, with all the brown and red leaves around. Kids will love it too! Roller coasters are supposed to have been invented there.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Maestro
    Oslo, Norway181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kapella is still one of the best halls for choral music. If you love music, you will love the Kapella.
    Written 25 June 2013
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