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Ranked #1 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood (known locally as Spas na Kravi) is a beautiful gold-draped onion-domed church on Griboedova Canal, one of the many waterways in the old... more »

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Great Palace (Peterhof)
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Ranked #2 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: Castles; Fountains; Historic Sites; Gardens; Museums
Owner description: Once a formal garden built for Peter the Great, this popular park still has more than 80 of the original marble statues and... more » Owner description: Once a formal garden built for Peter the Great, this popular park still has more than 80 of the original marble statues and sculptures and houses Peter's Summer Palace, a simply designed two-story building that now displays many of the ruler's own artifacts. « less
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Ranked #3 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a... more » Owner description: This gold-domed, ornate, 19th-century cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city. « less
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Ranked #4 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #5 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million... more » Owner description: One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits including some of the world's greatest works of art. « less
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Owner description: Filled with 18th-century paintings and ornate rooms, this white and gold palace is surrounded by a 1400-acre park complete... more » Owner description: Filled with 18th-century paintings and ornate rooms, this white and gold palace is surrounded by a 1400-acre park complete with fountains, bridges, the Agate Pavilion bathhouse and the Great Pond. The Palace also has a famous Amber Room, stolen by Nazi troops during WWII, but now recreated by Russian craftsmen. « less
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Ranked #8 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Contrasting architectures and wide open spaces are the hallmarks of this extraordinary plaza, which has witnessed historic... more » Owner description: Contrasting architectures and wide open spaces are the hallmarks of this extraordinary plaza, which has witnessed historic events like Bloody Sunday and the storming of the Winter Palace and is now the rallying place for every imaginable political demonstration. « less
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Ranked #9 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
Owner description: This simply designed bridge crossing the Neva River is best known for the magnificent view it creates when its elevated... more » Owner description: This simply designed bridge crossing the Neva River is best known for the magnificent view it creates when its elevated platforms frame the gilded spire of the SS Peter & Paul Cathedral rising in the background. « less
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Ranked #10 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum... more » Owner description: Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum housed in the splendid and historically significant Mikhailovsky Palace. « less
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Ranked #12 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #13 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #14 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Parks; Cultural
Owner description: Once the hunting grounds of czars, this 1,500-acre park contains an aviary, charming foot bridges, trails, ponds, gardens and... more » Owner description: Once the hunting grounds of czars, this 1,500-acre park contains an aviary, charming foot bridges, trails, ponds, gardens and the sprawling palace that belonged to Paul I. « less
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Ranked #15 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Bodies of Water; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This spit of land is located on the edge of Vasilievsky Island overlooking the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Winter Palace.
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Ranked #17 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #18 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter, this huge cathedral served as a monument to... more » Owner description: Built in the early 1800s to duplicate the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter, this huge cathedral served as a monument to Russia's victory over Napoleon in the War of 1812 and today houses the Museum of Religion. « less
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Ranked #20 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
Owner description: This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series of reconstructions and is noted for its elaborate... more » Owner description: This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series of reconstructions and is noted for its elaborate cast-iron fencing and striking horse and human sculptures. « less
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Ranked #21 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Celebrated Russian poet Alexander Pushkin died tragically in this apartment building, which is now a museum honoring his life... more » Owner description: Celebrated Russian poet Alexander Pushkin died tragically in this apartment building, which is now a museum honoring his life and works. « less
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Ranked #22 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #23 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #26 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (with over 2,000 works in its... more » Owner description: Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (with over 2,000 works in its collection) and one of the branches of its international Galleries (others located in London, New York and Zurich). Erarta building with an overall floor space of 8,600 sqm (currently being expanded to 10,200sqm) opened its doors in September 2010 but has already been nominated for Russia's museum of the year in its first year of existence. The Museum is especially worth visiting for its creativity, not only exhibiting other artists' works but also acting as an author itself with unique projects such as "U-Spaces" (total installations created by the Museum itself to immerse the viewer in a particular world), "Theatre with no actors" (the world's only multi-media play whose cast is made up exclusively of characters from paintings with special audio and video effects bringing them to life), "Art-literature" (accompanying essays of experts and regular visitors' thoughts about particular works of art, helping explain what kind of emotions they trigger in others), "Art-animation" (videos and cartoons transforming a two-dimensional painting into a story prolonged in time). Erarta building also has a restaurant, a cafe and several museum shops offering gifts, prints and books and is open every day (except for Tuesdays) from 10am to 10pm « less
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Ranked #27 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: The folk art, crafts, dress and lifestyles of the various peoples and tribes who inhabited the vast expanse of territory in... more » Owner description: The folk art, crafts, dress and lifestyles of the various peoples and tribes who inhabited the vast expanse of territory in the former USSR are portrayed on the two floors of this unusual museum. « less
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Ranked #28 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #29 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #30 of 978 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: One of the best examples of Baroque-style architecture, this splendid blue and white "Sailors' Church" topped with five... more » Owner description: One of the best examples of Baroque-style architecture, this splendid blue and white "Sailors' Church" topped with five glistening golden cupolas contains many 18th-century icons, ten magnificent paintings and walls that convey the history of the Russian navy. « less
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