We have collected the top 20 best things to do in Saint Petersburg while you are in Russia
Saint Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia, but just as important as Moscow. It was the capital of imperial Russia for a few hundred years until that title moved to Moscow. The city is often said to be the cultural capital of the nation thanks to its mix of Western and Russian style. Tsar Peter the Great had the city built in the style of cities from Europe, but the influence of Russian architecture and style is apparent. Many international corporations and banks have offices here, along with consulates, making it an even greater mixture of foreign and national culture. Tourists attractions are also abundant, so we have collected the top 20 best things to do in Saint Petersburg for you.
- Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is probably the the most well-known and most popular attraction of Saint Petersburg. Its beautiful architecture with its ornately decorated onion domes and the stunning mosaics housed within draws crowds daily. Its a great example of the Russian Orthodox churches, almost rivaling the one in Moscow. It’s a must-see on the list of things to do in Saint Petersburg even if you are not religious.
Another popular place in the city is the world-famous Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture, and one of the largest and oldest one in the world. It has six buildings, one of which is the Winter Palace, a former royal residence. It has everything you can imagine, including Egyptian antiquities, Prehistoric art, Jewelry and decorative art, Italian Renaissance, German, Swiss, British and French fine art and much-much more. Art lovers will find this place wonderful, and others will also probably find something they like.