5 Days in St. Petersburg: the Northern Capital of Russia

5 Days in St. Petersburg: the Northern Capital of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia (B)

St. Petersburg was my very first city in Russia, and it was one of those places that I had wanted to visit for years. 

I've always been fascinated by the Russian Empire and having been the residence of the tsars for over 300 years, I couldn't wait to discover what St. Petersburg had to offer. I dedicated a total of 5 days to St. Petersburg, which was the perfect time to explore not only the city but also the former residences of the tsars in Peterhof and Pushkin.

Follow my adventures discovering all the main highlights of St. Petersburg during my first day in the city!

I got up early in the morning to make the most out of my first day in the former Russian capital. My apartment was quite central in the Admiralteysky district, just next to the Moika river. On my way to the Winter Palace, I walked along the canal to enjoy the beautiful buildings on both banks of the river. 

My first stop was the Admiralty building, standing out with its shiny golden spire. It is the remains of the original building built by Peter the Great as a dockyard and headquarters of the Imperial Russian Navy. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Days in St. Petersburg: the Northern Capital of Russia
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/5-day-itinerary-st-petersburg-day-1-highlights
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Palace Square
  • Winter Palace
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Alexander Column
  • Triumphal Arch
  • Nevsky Prospekt
  • Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood
  • Mihaylovsky Theatre
  • State Russian Museum
  • Russian Museum of Ethnography
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Stroganov Palace
  • Stroganoff Steak House
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • statue of Peter the Great

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