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Ranked #1 of 107 Landmarks 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 #2 of 107 Landmarks 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 #3 of 107 Landmarks 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 #4 of 107 Landmarks 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 #5 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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Ranked #6 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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Ranked #7 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
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Ranked #8 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this striking statue on Decembrist (Senate) Square... more » Owner description: A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this striking statue on Decembrist (Senate) Square commissioned by Catherine the Great to honor her predecessor. « less
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Ranked #9 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: This three-span bridge crossing the Neva River was the first of its kind in St. Petersburg, with unique features such as its... more » Owner description: This three-span bridge crossing the Neva River was the first of its kind in St. Petersburg, with unique features such as its fast-rising middle span, gigantic arched girders and two granite, Romanesque-style towers designed to resemble lighthouses. « less
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Ranked #10 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: Two pairs of mythological cast-iron griffons guard each end of this narrow footbridge, which incorporates some of the best... more » Owner description: Two pairs of mythological cast-iron griffons guard each end of this narrow footbridge, which incorporates some of the best artistic and architectural features of 19th-century bridges. « less
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Ranked #11 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: The candelabras and obelisks that grace this low, gently arched bridge over the Neva River have become St. Petersburg... more » Owner description: The candelabras and obelisks that grace this low, gently arched bridge over the Neva River have become St. Petersburg landmarks. « less
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Ranked #12 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings; Battlefields
Owner description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St. Petersburg is a hub for shopping, nightlife and entertainment,... more » Owner description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St. Petersburg is a hub for shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and is lined with historic and picturesque buildings and churches. « less
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Ranked #13 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #14 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #15 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #16 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The beloved ruler, whose reign is called the "golden age" of Russia, is memorialized in this statue of Catherine with... more » Owner description: The beloved ruler, whose reign is called the "golden age" of Russia, is memorialized in this statue of Catherine with carvings of dignitaries at her feet. « less
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Ranked #17 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
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White Tower (Pushkin)
Ranked #18 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #19 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: Most notable for the four ornate towers adorning its center span, this medieval-style bridge is one of the three surviving... more » Owner description: Most notable for the four ornate towers adorning its center span, this medieval-style bridge is one of the three surviving 18th-century bridges crossing the Fontanka River. « less
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Ranked #20 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: Captivating, 150-year-old Eqyptian sphinxes adorn each corner of this Fontanka River bridge, the first metal bridge in... more » Owner description: Captivating, 150-year-old Eqyptian sphinxes adorn each corner of this Fontanka River bridge, the first metal bridge in Russia. « less
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Ranked #21 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
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Category: Bridges
Owner description: This high-style footbridge is most famous for the graceful floor lamps and enchanting lanterns at each end as well as for its... more » Owner description: This high-style footbridge is most famous for the graceful floor lamps and enchanting lanterns at each end as well as for its unusual railings and decorative girder facades. « less
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Ranked #22 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
Owner description: This 155-foot red granite column in Palace Square honors Russia's victory over France in the Napoleonic Wars, and is... more » Owner description: This 155-foot red granite column in Palace Square honors Russia's victory over France in the Napoleonic Wars, and is considered a remarkable engineering accomplishment. « less
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Ranked #23 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: Known as the "priceless necklace of the Neva," this beautiful, 8-span bridge is noted for its ornate cast-iron railings... more » Owner description: Known as the "priceless necklace of the Neva," this beautiful, 8-span bridge is noted for its ornate cast-iron railings decorated with sea horses. « less
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Ranked #24 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #25 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Carlo Rossi, Alexander I's favorite architect, created this impressive Neo-Classical ensemble of buildings.
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Ranked #26 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Bridges
Owner description: A pair of white cast-iron lions stands regally at each end of this decorative footbridge built in 1826 to span the Griboyedov... more » Owner description: A pair of white cast-iron lions stands regally at each end of this decorative footbridge built in 1826 to span the Griboyedov Canal. « less
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Ranked #27 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Russia's despotic ruler is depicted as a powerful military figure on horseback in this beautifully sculpted monument in the... more » Owner description: Russia's despotic ruler is depicted as a powerful military figure on horseback in this beautifully sculpted monument in the city's historic St. Isaac's Square. « less
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Sestroetskij Rubezh (Sestroretsk)
Ranked #28 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
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Ranked #29 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #30 of 107 Landmarks in St. Petersburg
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Parks
Owner description: The largest memorial park in St. Petersburg features the Monument to Revolutionary Fighters, a commemoration of the Red Army... more » Owner description: The largest memorial park in St. Petersburg features the Monument to Revolutionary Fighters, a commemoration of the Red Army victims of the revolution and civil war. « less
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