If you happen to visit during summer time, taking a boat ride down the Neva River is a must. Furthermore, this kind of sightseeing has become extremely popular amongst tourist. The city’s metro is also a major attraction. It was built in 1955 and it`s the deepest metro in the world.
If you ever get tired from the crowd, the Catherine Palace is just 25 km to the south-east. The Residence is built in rococo style, decorated with gold and surrounded with gardens. It was almost completely destroyed during WWII but it was quickly restored as one of Russia’s most significant museums.
The resident of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II is also located nearby.
Our visit to this magnificent city would`t be complete without seeing the State Hermitage Museum that includes more than 3 million works of art and artifacts of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures, archaeological pieces and numismatic material.
Visiting is the only way to really feel this city and understand why it was loved and highly favored by some of Russia’s greatest names like Tchaikovsky, Pushkin, Stravinsky and Dostoevsky.