Top Places to Visit in ST. Petersburg

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Situated in Russia, St Petersburg is such a beautiful city that plenty of tourists are attracted towards this city and come at this magical destination. It has in its lap a bucket full of exciting and interesting places and highly enjoyable activities. But in this plenty of places we give a list of selected places to a visit in st. Petersburg.

1) The State Hermitage

State HermitageThe state hermitage is a beautiful museum which was founded by the great Catherine in 1764 when she brought about 255 paintings from Berlin. It consists in itself nearby 3 million pieces of art and sculptures in different buildings. The construction of 18th and 19th century which are very remarkable are palace square consisting of 365 rooms in winter palace, the small hermitage, the new hermitage, and the old hermitage. You could take a look to all of the Spanish, Italian and Dutch master pieces. Some of the extraordinary pieces are imperial state rooms and apartments, the Raphael Loggias and the war gallery of 1812. It is a collection of portraits of the Russian military leaders who defeated Napolean.

2) Peterhof

peterhofIt is one of the most popular day trips from the city which is situated just at 29 kms west of St. Petersburg. The grand palace is one such place which is extremely splendid and lavish. The real thing to watch in peterhof is the Grand Cascade which is a series of more than 140 fountains. Yes you heard it right a series of 140 fountains. Along with the fountains there are canals cascading down a hill behind the grand palace. Your full day is utilized in peterhof while visiting acres of forests, gazebos, fountains and some of the smaller palaces.

3)Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul FortressPeter and Paul fortress was founded in 1703 by the great Peter on an island near Neva River. It is the oldest structure in St. Petersburg. In this fortress you can visit Trubetskoy Bastion prison which is since 1917 an uncomfortable home for political prisoners. You can also visit Maxim Gorky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leon Trotsky. Peter the great and the bell tower are the highest structure in St. Petersburg and it is the Peter and Paul cathedral is the most widely used place for burying most of the tsars of Russia. This place provides heart throbbing views of 360 degree around the city. You can also take a visit along the top of the fortress walls for splendid views across the Neva River.

4) St. Isaacs Cathedral

St. Isaacs CathedralSt. Isaacs cathedral is one of the tallest orthodox churches in the world. The sweeping views of the city can be enjoyed by climbing the colonnade. This church possesses a very highly rich interior and its structure. There is a massive bronze doors that forms the entrance.  Your eyes will stuck and jaws will drop by seeing the colorful frescoes, the iconostasis flanked by malachiteand lazulite columns and the plenty of gold which can be seen in gold statues, gold letterings and gold trim