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The Historic Center of Saint Petersburg, Russia

 
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added on the 23rd of September, 2010
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 center.

The historic center is actually a UNESCO world heritage site, and for good reason. There are dozens, if not hundreds of amazing buildings there. Unfortunately, the city officials are planning to build a sky-scraper in the old city center, so I advise you to visit it before the historic landscape is marred (although if the protests of the locals will be taken seriously, the officials will give up their plan).

Anyway, enjoy a long stroll among some of the most beautiful buildings in Russia, some of which date back to the 18th century.

Price:
Free! Unless you want to stop for a cup of good Russian tea on the way.

Opening Hours:
24/7

 
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