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Best Things To Do in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a great city for sightseeing, with an abundance of art-filled galleries and brilliant architecture to explore. Stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt and have a coffee at a local café, explore north end's sites like the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum and the intricately decorated Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. Or take a daytrip to the Peterhof Palace & Garden, Peter the Great's summer palace, which was modeled after France's Versailles.

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#1
Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage Museum in 1764 as a place to house her private art collection. The massive ... read more»

#2
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main attractions in St. Petersburg, drawing crowds to ... read more»

#3
St. Isaac's Cathedral
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The construction of St. Isaac's Cathedral was ordered by Alexander I in the early 1800s. This neoclassical marvel was ... read more»

#4
Summer Garden
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: After battling the crowds at the Hermitage and taking in one too many masterpieces at the Russian Museum, you're ... read more»

#5
Peterhof Palace & Garden
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you're visiting St. Petersburg in the summer, the Peterhof Palace & Garden is an absolute must-do. Frommer's says ... read more»

#6
Russian Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Russian Museum boasts the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the city. Its main part has been housed ... read more»

#7
Yusupov Palace
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Also known as the Moika Palace, Yusupov Palace is a St. Petersburg landmark. It was the main residence of the ... read more»

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