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Ranked #1 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Religious Sites

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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Ranked #2 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: Gardens; Fountains; Castles; Historic Sites; 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 1,002 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 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #5 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums; Art 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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Ranked #7 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
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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 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Art Museums; Museums; History Museums
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 #10 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Ballets
Owner description: In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most... more » Owner description: In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre is constantly pushing to be at the forefront of contemporary world theatre. « less
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Ranked #12 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Theaters; Ballets
Owner description: The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in... more » Owner description: The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet. « less
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Ranked #13 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Parks
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 #14 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
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 #15 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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 #16 of 1,002 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 #17 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Bodies of Water; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #18 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Museums; Historic Sites
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 #19 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #20 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #21 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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Ranked #22 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
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 #25 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #26 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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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Ranked #27 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Museums; Historic Sites
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 #28 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Owner description: As kids, who among us never dreamed of growing up to be a sailor? After we go to space, naturally. This arcade game was... more » Owner description: As kids, who among us never dreamed of growing up to be a sailor? After we go to space, naturally. This arcade game was created for those who never forgot their childhood dreams. And so, you are now looking through the periscope of a submarine and the enemy ships are sailing audaciously across the horizon, back and forth. Press “Start” and the green point representing a moving torpedo rushes towar « less
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Ranked #29 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The horrific murder of Rasputin, the notorious "mad monk," took place in this stately palace, which offers guided tours of... more » Owner description: The horrific murder of Rasputin, the notorious "mad monk," took place in this stately palace, which offers guided tours of the scene of the crime. « less
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Ranked #30 of 1,002 attractions in St. Petersburg
Owner description: Erotic art and human sexuality are the topics forbidden to discuss and permanently hidden. Unveil all these secrets at... more » Owner description: Erotic art and human sexuality are the topics forbidden to discuss and permanently hidden. Unveil all these secrets at MusEros, one of the largest museums of Eroticism in the world. We will tell you everything about which others are silent! We have a unique historic collection, 3D cinema, our own reading room. Open 24/7. « less
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