Walking along Nevsky Avenue (or Nevsky Prospekt) from beginning to end is the best way to get to know St. Petersburg and to check its pulse, while being able to stop at the many shops and restaurants that you will find on your way. In this article I will take you on a very special tour of one of the streets with the greatest history in the world looking at its most representative buildings and
4.2. St. Petersburg, the Russian capital of the north
St. Petersburg is the second Russian capital, the capital of the north, located along the shore of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. In this spectacular city you can find many palaces, museums, cathedrals and monuments to visit.
This section of the blog will help you plan your visit to the city: buy tickets online for the Hermitage, attend an opera at the Mariinsky theater, visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood or St. Isaac's Cathedral, see the gardens of Peterhof or the Catherine Palace, among other things.
The city of St. Petersburg has about 260 palaces. One of the most famous that I suggest that you visit is the Yusupov Palace, home of an important aristocratic family in imperial Russia. It is a beautiful, luxurious palace but not as overwhelming as the Hermitage. Its exterior is modest but hides an interior full of elegance. In addition, the palace is well known for being the scene of Rasputin's
The best way to get around St. Petersburg is by public transport, either by metro or by bus. In this article I will tell you about the transport tickets that are worth buying to move around the city in public transport. Updated on January 22, 2020. Published on May 30, 2017 1. Public transport in St. Petersburg In St. Petersburg you can use the public transport and go to places by metro, bus,
A very frequently asked question is what is the best way to travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, or how to travel without a visa between those cities. Well, to travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg you have up to five different options: plane, train, boat, bus and car. I’ll tell you what is the best (and the cheapest) way to travel between the two capitals and what type of visa you need in
One museum that I recommend visiting is the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, a small, elegant museum that exhibits the favorite jewels of the czars, among which the famous Easter eggs are the most notable. It is located in downtown St. Petersburg in a beautiful, recently restored 18th century palace. In this article I’ll tell you everything about this little gem of a museum. 1. A Little Gem
St. Petersburg is a city of bridges. The opening and closing of the city’s drawbridges is a magnificent spectacle, especially during the White Nights season. In this article I’ll explain how to organize the visit to the bridges of St. Petersburg, both drawbridges and pedestrian bridges: schedules, night cruises, recommendations, etc. 1. St. Petersburg, the city of bridges, rivers and
Baltic cruises are becoming increasingly popular and many cruise lines choose to make a stop at the port of St. Petersburg. It is a city that you cannot miss. You are required to get off the ship :) In this article, I’ll explain in detail how to organize your visit to St. Petersburg if you arrive in the city on a cruise ship: visa, customs formalities, travel, itineraries and organized guided
In this article I have made a selection of official tourist maps of Saint Petersburg, which you can download and print. These maps will allow you to move around the city and its surroundings: main tourist attractions, monuments, palaces or transport (Metro, bus, trolleybus or tram). 1. Tourist map of St. Petersburg center (high resolution JPG) The official tourist map of the city has been
One of the best times to visit St. Petersburg is during the White Nights season, when the sun never sets and the city is alive 24 hours a day with festivals, activities, concerts and longer opening hours for museums, restaurants and shops. In this article I’ll explain about White Nights and what are the main events taking place in St. Petersburg during this period. 0. WHITE NIGHTS of St.
In this post I have planned a tour of St. Petersburg for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days, with visits to be made to the city’s main tourist attractions within certain schedules. I have also included visits that you just can’t miss in the city’s outskirts: Peterhof Gardens and Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin. Article updated on March 22, 2019 (originally written March 13, 2017) Introduction In this article I