10 Sights to See in Saint Petersburg

Only two more days until we are headed to Russia! After we explore Moscow for a few days, we will head to the stunning St Petersburg on Tuesday. This is where we will spend the majority of our break so in preparation, let’s look at some of the best sights to see!

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1) Hermitage

The second largest museum in the world. It is easy to get lost and spend hours here so be cautious!

2) Kunstkamera

This was the very first museum in Russia and now is known as Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography.

3) Grand Maket Russia

Have you ever wanted to see what all of Russia looks like from a birds eye view? Well here is your chance! This maket shows what Russia looks like, in miniature form of course!

4) Museum of Anna Akhmatova

Take a walk through this memorial museum in honor of poet Anna Akhmatova. See some of Akhmatova’s works, manuscripts and other various items.

5) Church of the Savior on Blood

This beautiful church looks similar to St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It is commonly referred to as the Church of Spilled Blood, and it was built at the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated.

6) Catherine Palace

Anastasia lovers unite! Located just outside of St Petersburg, is Catherine Palace, the inspiration for the movie Anastasia. Tour through rooms made of amber and dance through grand ballrooms as if you were a princess!

7) St Isaac’s Cathedral

Another beautiful Russian Orthodox Church that you will want to stop by and see while in St Petersburg. It’s the fourth largest cathedral in the world!

8) Russian Museum

When in St Petersburg, it is only fitting to visit the State Russian Museum. It also happens to be the largest depository of Russian fine art in St Petersburg

9) Kazan Cathedral

If you could not tell, St Petersburg is full of some pretty great churches! Kazan Cathedral  is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan who is probably the most venerated icon in Russia.

10) Mariinsky Theater

Russian ballet and opera is a definite must when visiting St Petersburg. This historic theater opened in 1860 and has been hosting outstanding ballets and shows ever since, so make sure to go grab your tickets to a show!

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