St. Petersburg Travel Information & Tour Guide

St. Petersburg is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. In Russia, it is the second-largest city after Moscow. It has been an imperial capital for two years. The city offers an unforgettable experience to visitors with its lavish architecture, extraordinary history, cultural traditions, and wild nightlife.

St. Petersburg charms every passerby with its mysterious twilight on magical winter evenings. As for summer nights, it has its legendary tale. The history of St. Petersburg is embarked in all the historical monuments that show a glowing status in the world.

Tourism has been flourishing in this city as it offers visitors some of the most breathtaking places in the world. There’s a long list of attractions. The Hermitage Museum is one of the world’s largest and oldest collections of art, antiquities and treasures.

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Peterhof Grand Palace

The Palace was designed as a direct response to the Treaty of Versailles. It is now a museum that highlights the rich life of Peter and his palace. It is considered a lavish palace in its sumptuous interiors.

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

This is one of the main attractions in Saint Petersburg in Russia. It was erected in 1881 and funded by an imperial family.

The State Hermitage Museum

It is the world’s second-largest collection of art and culture, founded in 1764. It was opened since 1852 and comprises over three million items.

Entertainment Parks in St. Petersburg

Divo Ostrov

This is one of the very first amusement parks in St. Petersburg designed with a similar concept to Disney land. They offer many attractions and adventure ride, electric car racing, Ferris wheel, etc.

Planet Neptune Oceanarium

It is located inside a mall and has a varied collection of fish in every tunnel. It is a good place to go out with family and spend some fun time.

Palaces in St. Petersburg

Catherine Palace

The Palace used to be a summer residence of the Tsars originated in 1717. It has a great layout with a great hall, portrait hall, dining room, etc.

Palace Square

The square had witnessed historic events such as the October Revolution 1917 and Sunday Massacre. It is the most celebrated building in the square designed in Neo-classical style.

The Marly Palace

The charming baroque mansion was a French royal residence at the Palace of Versailles. The two-story building has a relatively modest interior design.

Winter Palace of Peter I

It used to be an official residence of the Russian Empire, but today its area forms the Hermitage Museum. It was constructed to reflect the power of the Imperial rule.

Yusupov Palace on Moika

 This architectural monument was built over two centuries and features the works of prominent architects worldwide. The Palace lets you experience the ambiance of the luxurious life of the Yusupov.

Theaters in St Petersburg

Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

It is a historic theater which was opened in 1860 and became a popular music theater of late 19th century Russia, but today it is home to Mariinsky Ballet.

Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

It is one of Russia’s oldest ballet and opera houses founded in 1833. The historical building is located on Art Square in St. Petersburg.

Masterskaya St. Petersburg State Theater

It is a professional dramatic theatre founded in 2010 by Professor Grigory Kozlov. All the actors are graduates from his school who produce a range of styles and genres.

St. Petersburg Metro

The metro was opened in November 1955, exhibiting many Soviet designs, artworks making it a major attraction in St. Petersburg.

Museums in St. Petersburg

The Shadow Museum

It is an art space exhibiting modern art objects connected in a unified exposition. It is one of the first few museums in Russia and Europe.

Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum

It was opened in 2012 and opened its door to the public to see and explore the unique exhibitions laid out on an area of 800 sq meters.

The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

 The 19th-century gold dome ornate cathedrals is one of the third largest domed in the world.

Faberge Museum

It is a privately owned museum established by Viktor Vekselberg to exhibit the lost culture of the Russians.

The Anna Akhmatova Museum

It is a literary museum dedicated to the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova at the Fontanka river bank.

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

The museum exhibits original arcade video games from the 70s and 80s. It is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Peterhof State Museum Preserve

The palace is very attractive and has a lot of fountains with a big garden and yard that used to be an estate of the Tsars.

State Russian Museum

It has the largest and widest collections of fine arts in the world and is also one of the largest museums in the country

Petrovskaya Aquatoria, Scale Model

It is the first historical open scale model in Russia opened in 2014.

Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve

It is an impressive palace that has a nicely decorated room in the Chinese pavilion. It also has gardens to enjoy the outdoors of the palace.

Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art

It is one of the largest private museums in Russia, which gives an insight into modern Russia. It has a collection of over 2,000 works by Russian artists.

Russian Museum of Ethnography

Set up as the ethnographic department of Russia and houses about 500,000 items related to ethnography.

Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment

It is a literary museum dedicated to the poet where he lived between from “1836 to 1837”. Visitors can step in and read the life of the poet and his epic novels.

Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve

The monument is a world ranking architecture exhibiting the life of the last Romanovs and Fyodorovna all decorated in modern style.

Nevsky Prospekt

It is St. Petersburg’s main avenue which runs from Admiralty to the Railways Station. It is adorned with beautiful buildings, bridges, and squares.

Bridges in St. Petersburg

Palace Bridge

It is a road and traffic bridge built by a French company spanning the Neva River. They draw it by night, making it easy for pedestrians.

Anichkov Bridge

This is one of the oldest and most famous bridges in St. Petersburg. It was constructed in 1908-08 adorned with some decorations.

Temples & Cathedrals in St Petersburg

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral used to be the main church for the Russian Navy. It was built in 1903 and converted into a fully restored cathedral.

The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral St. Petersburg

The cathedral functions as a museum in dedication to St. Isaac of Dalmatia. And it remains to be a Russian Orthodox Church.

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

It is located inside Peter and Paul Fortress along the Neva River. It is known to be one of the tallest Orthodox bell towers.

Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra

It is in the Diocese of St. Petersburg where the work began in 1719 and completed in 1790. Until today, the cathedral remains unchanged and plays its role as the main church of the monastery.

Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

It was used in the early 1920s as a prison and an execution ground by the Russian government. Today, it functions as a State Museum of St. Petersburg History.

Chapel of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

St. Xenia had a prophecy gift and popular in rich families, after her death, they built a chapel above her tombstone and became a place of pilgrimage.

Kazan Cathedral

The cathedral is dedicated to our Lady of Kazan constructed in 1801. The interiors are well-decorated with many sculptures and icons.

Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany

The cathedral comprises two separate churches where the lower is known as St. Nicholas Church and the upper part is known as the Epiphany church.

Smolny Cathedral

The convent is located on the bank of the Neva River and comprises a cathedral and complex of buildings. It was built for Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great.

Buddhist Temple Datsan Gunzechoinei

This is a large Buddhist temple which was built in 1909 and completed by 1915. It was officially recognized in 1989 and they held the first service in 50 years.

Parks & Nature in St. Petersburg‎

Pavlovsk Palace and Park

The 18th-century Russian royal palace was built for Catherine the Great-grandson, and today it is a public museum and a park.

Gatchina Palace and Park

The palace was built from 1766 to 1781 combing themes of medieval and classical architecture. It is located in Gatchina and it was an important political site.

Catherine Palace and Park

The Palace was the summer residence of the Tsars which originated in 1717. The layout of the interior was the manifestations of 18th and 19th-century style.

Aleksandria Historical Park Peterhof

The park and the cottage are some hidden gems worthwhile to explore. There are few historical buildings are of significant importance.

Alexander Park Pushkin

The park is surrounded by Cross Canal and covers around 200 hectares. The most predominant remains of this park are Mt, Parnassus and Mushroom bed.

Summer Garden

The snow garden was founded in 1704 featuring several marble statues, rare flowers, plants, and fountains.

Yelagin Island

The Island is located at the basin of the Neva River; It is home to many important buildings including Yelagin Palace.

Park And Gardens of Peterhof

This is a remarkable park that has a good layout and represents European artistic style. It has a wonderland of flowers, greenery and architectural decorations.

Kirov Central Park of Culture and Recreation

This is one of the best parks found in Elagin Island. It features some nice historic buildings including the Elagin Palace. There are also several beautiful lakes on the island.

Sovereign’s Fun

The main highlight in Sovereign’s fun is the beautiful fountain which showcases a great work of art and engineering.

New Holland Island

It is a historical artificial island created in 1717 and was built for timber storage. In 2016, it was restored to being the former blacksmith building.

Other Sightseeing in St. Petersburg

Neva Embankments

One can get the best views from the river, with a boat trip, by evening you can see the fantastic views of the sunset and the bright lights of the bridge.


The museum exhibits some astonishing records from all over the world. There are over 60 exhibits designed for visitors of all age groups.

Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island

This is a remarkable place to get a good panoramic view of St. Petersburg. It is a popular tourist attraction in St. Petersburg.

Alexander Column

The Alexander Column is a monument as a celebration victory of the Russians in the war with France. Noris designed it Orlovsky and claimed to be the tallest of its kind.

The General Staff Building

It is a monument which is located in front of the Winter Palace designed in neoclassical style. It was built in 1819-29 and comprises two wings.

Berlin Mitte Walking Tour Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag

Hotels & Restaurants in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is one of the world’s luxurious places and leaves no stone unturn in the refinements of its accommodation either. The city offers a wide variety of hotels from mid-range to high-end hotels. Below is a list of some of the best hotels to stay in St. Petersburg:

Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge (5 Star)

Grand Hotel Emerald (5 Star)

Radisson Royal Hotel, St. Petersburg (5 Star)

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg (5 Star)

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 St Petersburg (5 Star)

Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya Hotel (4 Star)

Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya St Petersburg (4 Star)

Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Vasilievsky (4 Star)

Novotel Saint Petersburg Centre (4 Star)

Indian Restaurants in St. Petersburg

Russian food and cuisine are diverse and have influences from Siberian, Eastern European, Central Asia offering a multi-ethnic expanse of the types of food and cuisine. There are also a wide variety of restaurants in St. Petersburg, which offers authentic Indian food such as –

Curry House Indian Restaurant

Darbar Indian Restaurant

Jai Hind Indian Restaurant

Namaste Indian Restaurant

Oh! Mumbai Indian Restaurant

Tandoor Indian Restaurant

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