Top 5 Best Sightseeing in Saint Petersburg

| December 9, 2015

Whether you have a few days or a couple of weeks to explore Saint Petersburg Attractions, one thing is certain, you can expect to have a lot of fun as you explore the city. Designed by Peter the Great, the city of St. Petersburg has grown to become Russia’s main window to the West. Built in an area that was once a swamp, the city has made major strides to become a dazzling metropolis and one of the grandest cities not only in Russia but Europe as a whole. When you make a trip to this city, your expectation should always be high. These are the top five sightseeing in Saint Petersburg.

The State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum

In 1764, Catherine the Great founded the museum which was by then supposed to offer her a place to store her private art collection. There are about six other buildings in this massive complex which also houses the Winter Palace. For almost 200 years, the palace acted as home to the legendary Tsars. After finally being opened to the public in 1852, the museum has remained at the center of attraction to become one of the most interesting places to visit while on a trip to St. Petersburg.

Peterhof

Peterhof

Peterhof

The imperial state of Peterhof is conveniently located to make for a perfect day trip from the city. Situated just 29 km west of Saint Petersburg, Peterhof boasts of a number of attractions including the Grand Cascade and the Grand Palace which are all available for exploring. The site of 140 fountains and canals surging down the hill is what makes travelling Saint Petersburg a worthwhile experience.  Besides the Grand Cascade, there are also other attractions including the well maintained grounds of gazebos and a number of small palaces.

Spilled Blood Savior Church

Savior Church

Savior Church

On one can really argue with the fact that the Church has become one of the top attractions for sightseeing in St. Petersburg because of a number of things including the history behind the church. The main center of attraction is the elaborately ornamented onion domes together with its stunning mosaics which have continued to attract visitors from all around the world. The history behind the church is also a reason for many people to want to visit this establishment. History has it that Alexander the III was the one who was responsible for the commissioning of its construction back in 1883 to act as a tribute to his slain father.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

For decades, the cathedral has acted as a center of attraction welcoming thousands of tourists from all around the world. Perhaps one of the standout features of the cathedral is the gold plated dome the stands about 300 feet high. The cathedral’s interiors are well decorated to offer a great sightseeing experience which you’ll appreciate. The cathedral has remained a Top attraction at Saint Petersburg even as it continues to attract visitors from all around the world. Ensure you make arrangements to visit.

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