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St. Petersburg
The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and give yourself plenty of time to browse the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. Sprawling across the Neva River delta, St. Petersburg offers enough art, nightlife, fine dining and cultural destinations for many repeat visits.

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Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood
Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood
Owner description: Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this magnificent church with Italian pink marble floors and numerous mosaics was modeled after 16th and 17th... more Owner description: Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this magnificent church with Italian pink marble floors and numerous mosaics was modeled after 16th and 17th century churches, contrasting sharply with the prevailing architectural styles. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
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... 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
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial
St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial
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.
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals; Specialty Museums
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Grand Palace
Grand Palace(Peterhof)
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... 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
Attraction type: Fountains
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Catherine Palace and Park
Catherine Palace and Park(Pushkin)
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... 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
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gasto Bar Vsyo na Svoyom Meste
Gasto Bar Vsyo na Svoyom Meste
Ranked #1 of 9,478 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American, Asian, European, Russian, Central European
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Percorso
Percorso
Ranked #2 of 9,478 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Severyanin
Severyanin
Ranked #3 of 9,478 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cafe Abajour
Cafe Abajour
Ranked #4 of 9,478 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: European, Grill
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Palkin
Palkin
Ranked #5 of 9,478 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price: $56 - $223
Cuisines: European, Russian
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Palantin Hotel
3.0 of 5
Palantin Hotel
$22 - $91 (€20 - €82)
Ranked #53 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Nevskiy Dvor
3.0 of 5
Nevskiy Dvor
$20 - $69
Ranked #59 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Station Hotel Z12
3.0 of 5
Station Hotel Z12
$18 - $134 (RUB 1,391 - RUB 10,353)
Ranked #64 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Zapovednik Mini Hotel
3.0 of 5
Zapovednik Mini Hotel
$26 - $84
Ranked #6 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Akyan Saint Petersburg
3.0 of 5
Akyan Saint Petersburg
$38 - $122
Ranked #10 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Kholstomer Mini Hotel
3.0 of 5
Kholstomer Mini Hotel
$34 - $97
Ranked #11 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Pushka Inn Hotel
4.0 of 5
Pushka Inn Hotel
$87 - $281 (€78 - €252)
Ranked #1 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
$182 - $633
Ranked #2 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Alexander House
4.0 of 5
Alexander House
$72 - $177
Ranked #3 of 301 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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