St. Petersburg Attractions

Surrounded by crystalline waters with the occasional dolphin, it's no surprise that St. Petersburg things to do often focus on the water, as tours take to the seas. But there are also world-class art museums and other must-see attractions. One of the functions of the all-purpose Free Arts Foundation at Pushkinskaia 10 is to sell art, though it doesn't seem obvious at first from the chaotic, counter-cultural atmosphere. Peter and Paul Cathedral is a monumental belfry, with its spire topped by an angel bearing a cross and is one of St. Petersburg's most distinctive landmarks. Nevskii Prospekt is a grand-scale thoroughfare that forms a spine with many canals appearing as spindly but graceful ribs. The mighty Aleksandrovskaia Kolonna (Alexander Column) cut from a giant granite monolith with a bronze base, cap, bas-reliefs and a sculpture on top, was put on Palace Square in memory of victory in the war of 1812. Russia is a nation with a long and fascinating history, and you can experience it for yourself while enjoying the many things to do in St. Petersburg attractions.

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Free Arts Foundation at Pushkinskaia 10

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Pushkinskaia Ul., 10
enter from Ligovskii Pr., 53

Local avant-garde art center... read more

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Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost', 3

Cathedral within a fortress... read more

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Nevskii Prospekt

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Nevsky Prospekt

Massive-scale and bustling main street... read more

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Aleksandrovskaia Kolonna (Alexander Column)

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Dvortsovaia Ploshchad'

Triumphal column... read more

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress)

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' 3

The origins of St Petersburg... read more

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Kazanskii Sobor (Kazan Cathedral)

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Kazanskaia Ploshchad, 2
Nevsky Prospekt

Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan... read more

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Mednyi Sadnik (The Bronze Horseman)

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Ploschad Dekabristov

Most prominent monument to Peter the Great...
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Tavricheskii Sad (Tauride Gardens, The)

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Chernyshevskaya and Chaikovskogo UL

Playtime near Cherniishevskaia... read more

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Letnyi Sad (Summer Gardens)

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Letnii Sad
Entrance from Kutuzov Embankment (Naberezhnya Kutuzova) or Panteleimon Bridge (Panteleimonovsky Most)

Elegant and relaxing gardens by the Neva... read more

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Tsarskoe Selo

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Sadovaya Ulitsa, 7
Pushkin

Tsarist legacy... read more

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Isaakievskii Sobor (St. Isaac's Cathedral)

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Isaakievskaia Ploshchad', 4
Isaakevskaya Ploshchad

Vast gold-domed cathedral... read more

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Peterhof

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Razvodnaya Ulitsa, 2
Peterhof

Pride-inspiring... read more

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Dvortsovaia Ploshchad' (Palace Square)

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Dvortsovaia Ploshchad'

Historic and romantic square... read more

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Chesmenskaia Tserkov' (Chesma Church)

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Ulitsa Lensoveta, 12

Red & white striped church... read more

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Chizhik-Pizhik Statue

Panteleimonovsky Bridge on the Fontanka River at the Engineers Palace.

Tiny monument, and a rhyme all Russians know...
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Konstantinovsky Palace

Berezovaya al. 3

Palace on the Finnish Gulf... read more

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Okeanarium (aquarium)

Marata ulitsa, 86
metro station Pushkinskaya

Modern aquarium with English-language guides...
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Udelnaya Market

Fermskoe Shosse at Udelnaya Station

St. Petersburg's largest open air flea market...
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Krestovsky Ostrov

Krestovsky Ostrov (Metro Krestovsky Ostrov)

Beautiful parks and good family fun... read more

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Dvortsovyi Most (Palace Bridge)

Dvortsovyi Most

Panorama at the city's tourist heart... read more
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