What to See in St. Petersburg, Russia

Russia, St. Petersburg Guide (B): What to See in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, apart from Moscow, is the most popular and believed to be the most beautiful city in Russia. Despite the fact that I liked it a lot, it was not my favorite in the country. St. Petersburg is what Paris is for France or London for the UK. The architecture has the distinctive, grand European style and sometimes you may get the impression that you're in the West (except for some extraordinary cathedrals and other buildings). Located so close to the European border, it's the easiest Russian city to get to. Read on to find out about our impressions on St. Petersburg, what to see there and why, contrary to other travelers' opinion, we actually preferred Moscow.

At first, right after arrival, St. Petersburg seems to appear as any other huge European city. As I mentioned above, the architecture resembles the typical, grand European architecture. I'm not a very big fan of huge, concrete cities such as London or Paris - I have found them a bit cold and soulless. I prefer smaller, more local and distinctive towns with a cozy atmosphere. I might irritate many of those who love such cities but this is only my subjective opinion - everyone likes something else. In no way I'm trying to say that St Petersburg is no impressive. It really is. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: What to See in St. Petersburg, Russia
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Winter Palace Palace Square Kunstkamera St. Isaac's Cathedral Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral Kazan Cathedral Nevsky Prospect Smolny Cathedral Trinity Cathedral Peterhof Church at the Peterhof complex
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
Read it on author's website: https://www.adventurous-travels.com/posts/what-to-see-in-st-petersburg-russias-most-european-city

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


16 Unique Russian Things to Seek in St. Petersburg

16 Unique Russian Things to Seek in St. Petersburg

The "cradle of two revolutions", St. Petersburg bears cultural and historic significance for Russia that is hard to overestimate. Perhaps, nearly every stone in the downtown part of the city breathes history and can qualify as a memorable souvenir, although picking up them for such purpose...