St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its architecture magnetizes the looks and the rich history, and its cultural heritage can sometimes cause awe.
If you don’t want to live the heavy winter (sometimes the temperature can reach -30), we recommend visiting St. Petersburg in July. It is the best – summer clothes and a cardigan at night are ideal.
Additionally, if you choose July, you will be excited with the White nights. The light begins to fall from 9.30pm and rises around 2.30am. This is going to be the weirdest thing you ‘ll live there – sleep at midnight, and then two and a half hours to dawn.
This journey can fill you with beautiful memories, and to help you a little, see what to see and do.
The number one we recommend seeing is the famous Hermitage Museum. It is a majestic building that hosts works of art and royal treasures of immense value. The ticket costs €10 for adults and €6 for children.
Outside the museum is the Palace Square where various events held almost every night.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral
This temple is uniquely lovely and is visible from everywhere. You shall go to the dome of the temple to see St. Petersburg in all its glory.
The Peterhof is an impressive complex of palaces comprising over 100 sculptures and fountains in its lovely gardens. The main building is the Great Palace, truly impressive!!
The Kazan Cathedral is called the “temple of Russian art”; the architecture and the works that are within it are a masterpiece.
One of the must activities is the boat ride. Not only you will have the chance to go through the river Neva and the countless canals, but you will see St. Petersburg from another perspective. The scenery, however, reminds you of Venice.
A night at Mariinsky Theatre
Even if you are not a ballet fan, a show is worth the experience. After all, you will be in the country of ballet.
Keep an eye on the statues
St. Petersburg has many squares and parks that you will eventually find yourself in. As you take your walk, you will see statues of St. Petersburg’s greatest writers such as Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Gogol, etc. Moreover, in Decembrists Square (opposite the St. Isaac’s Cathedral), you will see the Bronze Horseman depicting the Great Peter.
Try Russian cuisine
Although you will find international cuisines in the city, do not hesitate to try Russian cuisine. We liked the Pirozhki with minced meat, the famous Russian salad and the Pelemeni (pasta with minced meat).
What should you know?
You need a tourist visa up to 30 days and money in the currency of Russia (rubbles).
This trip will undoubtedly be one of the nicest if you choose it and you will remember it for a long time!
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