St. Petersburg: Top 10 Experiences

St. Petersburg: Top 10 Experiences
St. Petersburg was my favourite city in Russia. The streets were lined with spectacular renaissance style buildings in every colour you could think of! I’m a bit of a history buff and so to step back in time where the Tsar’s of old lived was a bit of a nerd-tastic experience for me. I loved walking around and seeing the history speak through in the palaces, churches and beautiful gardens. 

If you’re staying in Moscow and are debating to visit – I’d say it’s worth the four hour journey via Sapsan here. 

You cannot miss it! 

Here were my top 10 experiences to ensure you make the most of it; 

1. Cathedral of the Saviour of Spilled Blood

This was the main inspiration for my visit. Not only does it have the coolest name for a church, it’s just such an incredible building. Although similar to St. Basil’s in Moscow with it’s Orthodox design, it has a personality of it’s own and unique spires which are eye catching. If you think the outside looks good, the interior is jaw dropping. All the Christian murals which are inside were made with tile ceramics and each one was hand painted! Must of taken an age and now is a timeless masterpiece. Entrance is around £5 and is worth every penny!

 

 

 

2. The Hermitage Museum

Another amazing building which is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. It is also home to the Winter Palace and was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 and opened to the public in 1852.

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Guide Name: St. Petersburg: Top 10 Experiences
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cathedral of the Saviour of Spilled Blood   Hermitage Museum   Eliseyevs Emporium   Nevsky Prospect   Cafe Palkin   Rock Pub   Faberge Eggs   Peterhoff  
Author: Sophie Pearce
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