Saint Petersburg Travel Guide

Introduction

Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петерб́ург Sankt-Peterburg), known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire. Founded in 1703, it is not ancient, but its historical cityscape is remarkably well-preserved. The center of Saint Petersburg occupies numerous islands of the Neva River delta, divided by waterways and connected by huge drawbridges. Since 1991 it and some historical suburbs, including Peterhof, have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site . It is home to one of the world's largest museums of art, the Hermitage. Many Russians know the city as Piter (Питер), a familiar diminutive of Saint Petersburg.


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  • Rinaldi Harmony

    Seen in St Petersburg, Rinaldi Harmony is comfortably placed close to Alexander III Monument, GUVD Museum and Militsiya History Museum at the Cultural Center of the Saint...

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  • ALTBURG on Liteynyy

    With Jimi Hendrix Blues Club, Liteiny Bridge and Nekrasov Memorial Museum-Apartment ideally found close to the three star hotel, ALTBURG on Liteynyy; this hotel is approp...

  • Elegy Hotel

    Including Maly Drama Theatre - Theatre De L'Europe, Zazerkalye Saint Petersburg State Children's Music Theater and D137 Gallery properly placed in the vicinity of the thr...

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