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  • Cool place to stay
    An adorable hostel awash with tiny cool details and cute things. I stayed at Friends on Griboedova, but they have some other location in the center as well – somewhere near Nevsky prospect and on Vosstania street. The one on Griboedova is [...]
    D: 2.9mi00
  • Kunstkamera
    Kustkamera museum contains over a million exhibits gathered from all over the world, and it is the oldest state  museum in Russia, dating back to the reign of Peter the Great. However, the main attraction of the museum is a gallery [...]
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  • Russian Museum
    The Russian Museum is a must see when you're visiting Saint Petersburg. They have a huge collection of art, mainly paintings and sculptures, by prominent Russian artists as well as foreigners. It was the first fine arts museum in Russia [...]
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  • The Field of Mars
    Saint Petersburg boasts that it has more green space than Paris, and while I'm no judge of that, I can tell you for sure that there is no lack of wonderful parks in the city. One of my personal favorites is the Field of Mars, a park [...]
    D: 13.5mi00
  • Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood
    This incredible building is one of those attractions that you absolutely shouldn't miss when visiting St. Petersburg. At the first glance, it looks more like a giant gingerbread castle than a church, but in fact it is an interesting [...]
    D: 2mi00
  • Summer Garden
    Peter the Great did many great things (no pun intended), and this amazing garden is one of them. The emperor was actually involved in planning the garden, and he did a pretty good job of it. Apart from the park's amazingly ordered [...]
    D: 3.5mi00
  • Dickens Pub in Saint Petersburg
    If for whatever reason you are starting to miss the atmosphere of traditional English pubs, check out this interesting spot. Dickens pub offers some typical (but really delicious pub grub), and a great selection of beers, mostly English, [...]
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  • Chainaya Lozhka fast-food restaurant
    If you are low on money while visiting Saint Petersburg, don't despair. This city has enough good restaurant to feed an entire horde of starved backpackers. Chainaya Lozhka, for example, serves some great, filling and cheap Russian [...]
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  • Na Zdorovye! Restaurant
    The name of the restaurant alone, coupled with the fact that it looks like the peak of Soviet kitsch, might lead some people to believe that it is a tourist trap. But it really isn't, so don't let the decor keep you out! This is a [...]
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  • Ostrov Club
    Three words: spinning dance floor!If you like dancing, and you'd like to experience something different than the regular dance floors you can find anywhere else, check out the Ostrov. Located in a beautiful renovated mansion, this club [...]
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  • A2 Club
    Nightlife in Saint Petersburg is thriving, as expected from such a vibrant city. A2 Club is one of the best clubs in town if you ask me (and I'm sure many of the locals would agree). The club was founded by a member of a famous Russian [...]
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  • The Historic Center of Saint Petersburg
    I you ask me, all of Saint Petersburg is definitely worth visiting, but if you don't feel like walking around all the town in search of cool things to see (although there are lots of them, I assure you), just take a tour of the old city [...]
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  • Alexander Newskij Monastery
    Some of the oldest buildings in Saint Petersburg can be found at this monastery, as well as a cemetery where many of the local celebrities were laid to rest. If you are a fan of classical music, you can pay your respects at the graves of [...]
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  • Acquarel Restaurant
    If you don't mind spending a few bucks,do check out this delightful little Italian/Fusion restaurant located right on the waters of the Neva river. In addition to a wide range of Italian dishes (which are excellent, by the way), the [...]
    D: 2.8mi00
  • State Hermitage Museum
    Catherine the Great, the famous empress of Russia was the initiator of the collection that gave birth to the State Hermitage Museum, currently one of the largest museums in the world. Tips before visiting: buy a ticket before the day of [...]
    D: 2.9mi00
  • The Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center
    If you are an art afficionado, you should definitely take a look at what's under the roof of the Pushkinskaya center, a place where art galleries, art shops, museums and studios have gathered to form a space where art is omnipresent and [...]
    D: 2.8mi00
  • Geschichte und Kultur
    Sankt Petersburg ist eine sehr schöne Stadt mit viel Geschichte und Kultur. [...]
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Saint Petersburg History

The Foundation of St. Petersburg The man responsible for the foundation of St. Petersburg was Peter the Great. St. Petersburg is completely different from any other place in Russia because of his desire to come up with a European city in Russia. When he died in 1725, Russia was considered a principal eastern European state by centralizing the government and modernizing the army. He was very successful at tugging Russia out of the Middle Ages. The great tsar who had a vision Peter the Great was born in 1672 and he died in 1725. Peter was the emperor - the tsar - of Russia from 1682 to 1725. He was officially known as Peter I but he [...]
Cheap flights to Saint Petersburg

Recent Saint Petersburg flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $820Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Denver, CO (DEN)St. Petersburg, RU (LED)05/22/201810:25 am
    St. Petersburg, RU (LED)Denver, CO (DEN)05/29/201803:15 pm check price
  • $831Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    San Francisco, CA (SFO)St. Petersburg, RU (LED)03/21/201811:01 pm
    St. Petersburg, RU (LED)San Francisco, CA (SFO)04/04/201804:10 pm check price
  • $846Finn Air flight Finn Air 
    Phoenix, AZ (PHX)St. Petersburg, RU (LED)04/24/201811:35 pm
    St. Petersburg, RU (LED)Phoenix, AZ (PHX)05/09/201806:05 am check price

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