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Top 10 places to visit in St. Petersburg

Many tourists come to the northern capital and do not know what to visit. Eyes run, I want everything at once. Ten places in this list must be visited during a trip to St. Petersburg.

1.The observation deck of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The first thing you need to go there. After all, from this lookout there is a beautiful view of Petersburg from a height of 43 meters. In order to get to this wonderful sight, you need to overcome more than five hundred steps of a spiral staircase. Difficult, but for the sake of this is worth the feat.

When is it best to visit?

Attend better in the evening, as the view of the city becomes fantastic because of the sparkling lights. And St. Isaac’s Cathedral itself is the greatest masterpiece of world culture.

Address: St. Isaac’s Square, 4.

Observation deck of St. Isaac's Cathedral

2. House of the company “Singer”. First, coming up to this building, you can see the Kazan Cathedral, and the Savior on Blood, and the embankment of the Griboedov Canal. Secondly, how beautiful the building itself is! Especially in the evening, when the dome from above glows with different bright colors. Thirdly, there is a huge bookstore here (House of the Singer company is also known as the “House of the Book”), where prices do not bite. You can buy books and souvenirs at a good price.

When is it best to visit?

It is better to go there in the morning at the weekend, because there are not many people at this time, and you can enjoy the beauty of the building, walk around the “Book House”.

Address: Nevsky Prospect, 28.

House of the company "Singer"
House of the company “Singer”

3. Museum “Grand Layout Russia.” All Russia on the same layout in the same building! Along the layout there are explanatory and comic signs with information about the cities that are represented at the exposition. Little people, moving trains, cars, changing the time of day and natural phenomena – all this is fascinating. In addition, the museum has a wonderful dining room with low prices. Each table has sockets where you can charge the phone and camera. Wonderful place, one of a kind.

When is it best to visit?

It is better to visit the museum during the daytime on weekdays.

Address: Flower Street., 16.

Museum "Grand Layout Russia."
Museum “Grand Layout Russia”

4. Summer garden. One of the symbols of St. Petersburg, repeatedly sung by poets. Beautiful sculptures, fountains, plants. Being there is a pleasure. There is a magical atmosphere in this garden. In addition, you can take a lot of interesting photos!

When is it best to visit?

Visiting is better in the summer or in golden autumn.

Address: Summer Garden, Letter A.

Summer garden
Summer garden

5. Hermitage. Scale, grand and beautiful. This is one of the largest museums in the world, where the visual and decorative arts. He is incredibly beautiful on the outside, but even more beautiful on the inside. You should take an audio guide or go with a guide if you want to get to the bottom of the essence and learn more about art. But if you just want to enjoy the beauty of paintings, walls, mirrors and take a photo, then it is better to go yourself. To bypass the Hermitage completely and not miss a single hall, it will take more than one day.

When is it best to visit?

The Hermitage is always very crowded, but on Wednesday and Friday the museum is open until 21:00. Tickets are better to take in the morning.
Free admission for all categories of visitors: the third Thursday of each month, March 8, May 18 and December 7.

Address: Palace Square, 2.

 Hermitage
Hermitage

6. Mariinsky-2 (New Scene). Of course, the old stage of the Mariinsky Theater is beautiful and elegant, but pay attention to the New Stage! Light, modern, bright. Comfortable seating, a wonderful scene, the design of the halls. It is a pleasure to go to such a theater.

When is it best to visit?

It is better to go to the performances after the premiere: the tickets are almost twice cheaper, and the quality of the event remains the same!

Address: St. Decembrists, 34.

Mariinsky-2 (New Scene)
Mariinsky-2 (New Scene)

7. Mikhailovsky Castle or Engineer Castle. The interiors of the era of Paul I, the exhibition of paintings from the collections of the Russian Museum, the facades of the building will not leave you indifferent. The castle is made with taste, and well conveys the atmosphere of that era, helps to plunge into it. With a guided tour, the visit becomes more interesting than without.

When is it best to visit?

You can visit at any time. Usually there are not too many people here, so no one will interfere with your enjoy the beauty of the castle.

Address: st. Garden, 2.

Mikhailovsky Castle or Engineer Castle
Mikhailovsky Castle or Engineer Castle

8. Museum of Anna Akhmatova in the Fountain House. Beautiful poetess. The most sensual, sincere. Her resilience, courage, and devotion to her people have always admired many. Going into her apartment, you can completely immerse yourself in those difficult times for Anna Andreevna and the citizens of our country. And there you can pet red cats!

When is it best to visit?

It is better to go to the museum in the morning or afternoon to carefully examine all the exhibits.

Address: Liteiny pr., 53.

Museum of Anna Akhmatova in the Fountain House

9. Tauride Garden. An ideal place for a romantic walk, photo shoot, picnic, evening run. Picturesque little bridges, well-groomed trees and bushes, view of the Tauride Palace. A good place to put your thoughts in order and enjoy the moment.

When is it best to visit?

You can visit at any time, there is enough space for everyone.

Address: Potemkin St., 4A

Tauride Garden
Tauride Garden

10. Mosaic Courtyard. This you will not see anywhere else! Gorgeous, hard work. Huge sculptures, whole exposition of the mosaic. And here there is a sundial, benches, whose patterns shimmer in the sun, a playground and a fountain. Handsomely. Visit is definitely worth it.

When is it best to visit?

Since this place is not very crowded, you can go to it at any time. In sunny weather, the mosaics seem brighter.

Address: st. Tchaikovsky, 2.

Mosaic Courtyard
Mosaic Courtyard

Have a good trip to the northern capital! And don’t forget your umbrella.

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