With its canals, bridges and the unique baroque-classical architecture Saint Petersburg ranks among the most beautiful cities in Europe. Numerous palaces and cathedrals as well as the largest museum in the world can be found here. Saint Petersburg also invites you to come take stroll on its legendary Nevski Prospect which is also described as the Champs-Élysées of Russia.
Easy to Reach the Centre from the Airport
The safest and most comfortable way to reach Saint Petersburg is by airplane. The city has two airports whereby the international airport Pulkovo II is situated approx. 15 kilometres south of the city. From there you can get directly into the city-centre with the express bus. The shuttle number 13 arrives at the underground station Moskovskaya in approx. 40 minutes. You will pay 30 euros for a taxi ride to the centre of Saint Petersburg.
Palaces, Cathedrals and Canals: Tourist Sites in Saint Petersburg
Gilded spires and domes, magnificent palaces and meandering bridges belong as much to the image of the city as the many canals. You should definitely find the time to go for a stroll on the boulevard Nevski Prospect whose many bridges lead over the city ́s canals. Here you will also have the opportunity to go for a romantic boat cruise.
A magnificent cathedral with towers that are typical for Russia is the Church of the Bleeding Saviour on the Kanal Gribijedowa and which was erected by the son of the murdered Tsar Alexander III to serve as a commemoration of him.
A Tradition of Art and Music
The Hermitage-Museum is the largest and oldest museum in the world. The large exhibition provides you with five palaces housing three million works. It ranges from art datingback to pre-historic times to paintings from artists such as Monet, Picasso, Cézanne and Van Gogh, you will find many wonderful artistic treasures here.
Ballet is also closely associated with the tradition of the city. Whether that is in the Mussorgski-Theater, in the Rimski-Korsakow-Academy of Music or in the Hermitage-Theatre, you should definitely pay a visit to the world-famous Ballet group of the Marinski-Theater.
Russian Cuisine in a Historical Ambience
The Restaurant "Na Fontanke" not only presents you with excellent Russian cuisine, it also offers its guests a journey through time into earlier tsarist eras with its interior design. The high-quality restaurant also holds an evening entertainment programme which you should definitely book in advance.