The St. Isaac´s Cathedral
One of the biggest cathedrals in Europe is the St. Isaac´s Cathedral with its huge and shining golden dome, massive granite monolith columns and marble covered walls.
The Hermitage is one the most important museums in the whole world: It is the third biggest museum, regarding the number of art pieces ,in the world. You can find a huge collection of masterpieces, not only from the classical Western European art, but also pieces from masters of the impressionism and postimpressionism age.
The Spilled Blood Church
This pearl is the most outstanding example of Russian clerical architecture in the center of St. Petersburg. This construction is a one of a kind. All the images inside and outside the church are differently colored mosaics.
The Peter and Paul Fortress
The Peter and Paul Fortress is often called the heart of St. Petersburg because our lovely city began with the building of this construction in 1703. The fortress is located in the center of the Northern Capital on a small island.
The Catherine´s Palace
The Catherine’s Palace is one of two official summer residences of Russian tsars. This palace is often called the apogee of the Russian baroque style of 18th century – none of the austerity, characteristic for classicism, can be found here.
The best way to familiarize yourself with this lovely city is by making a tour through its central parts. The center of St. Petersburg is the most picturesque part of the city. It is a great pleasure to observe the diversity of the monuments and buildings and to find more and more details in its architectural abundance, just by walking along the city streets.
See that our city is located in the delta of the principal river Neva, which divides the city into several islands. The small rivers and canals create a huge water web covering the center. Water covers more than 10% of the territory of St. Petersburg which is why our city is often called Northern Venice.