Things to do in St. Petersburg

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    The State Hermitage Museum

    The State Hermitage Museum

    Ranked #1 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.695 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Performing Arts, Art Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    The amount of priceless art here is overwhelming. The building and the art are simply gorgeous, and it is definitely worth a visit. Be warned that it can get pretty ...

  • 2
    Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood

    Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood

    Ranked #3 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.250 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Easily one of the most recognizable buildings in St. Petersburg, this church delivers in a big way. Walk around the grounds to take its sheer scale and then head inside ...

  • 3
    Catherine Palace

    Catherine Palace

    Ranked #2 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.434 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyLuxury

    A stunning palace a little way out of St Petersburg. The amber room, although a modern reconstruction, took my breath away.

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    Peterhof

    Peterhof

    Ranked #4 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    8.935 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryArtsyLuxury

    I liked Tsarskoe Selo better, but the "Russian Versailles" was also amazing. The most memorable bits were the probably the fountains.

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    St. Isaac's Cathedral

    St. Isaac's Cathedral

    Ranked #5 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.042 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Unusual cathedral in that it is a Russian Orthodox Cathedral designed by a Frenchman in a classical style. Reputedly the fourth biggest Cathedral in the world.

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    Peter and Paul Fortress

    Peter and Paul Fortress

    Ranked #6 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    8.826 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Fort
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    The last resting place of many of the Romanoffs. I was there shortly after one had them had been reinterred there, and there was an interesting exhibition about this.

  • 7
    Kazan Cathedral

    Kazan Cathedral

    Ranked #7 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.125 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Not the most amazing spot in town to see, but if you've taken the time that you should to see this city, then take the time to see this. It's ...

  • 8
    Palace Square

    Palace Square

    Ranked #8 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.720 reviews
    Outdoors, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    You have to see it. I can't say that enough about historical places in St. Petersburg. This is a dreamland for people who are into architecture. Go there, see the ...

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    Nevsky Prospekt

    Nevsky Prospekt

    Ranked #9 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.219 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    If you're not on this street, then you're missing it. This is the main drag for history in St. Petersburg. This is the spot where it all started. It used ...

  • 10
    Neva River

    Neva River

    Ranked #10 overall in St. Petersburg things to do
    9.114 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    St. Petersburg is built on the Neva Delta, a series of islands connected by bridges. The river and its feeder canals define the city. Walk the banks, ride the waters ...

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