The Gold Room is a treasure gallery located in The Hermitage Museum. Two sections demonstrate: the gold jewelry of ancient nomadic tribes of Russia and jewelry pieces from The Gallery of Jewelry of The Imperial Hermitage that was created in more recent times.
The Amber Room is located in Catherine the Great's Palace in Pushkin town. Here you can learn the story of The Amber Room's creation, loss and reconstruction written by the art historian Dr. Burkhardt Göres who had followed with close attention The Amber Room reconstruction progress since his first trip to Leningrad in 1967.
To maintain Russian ascendancy in the Baltic Sea, Emperor Peter the Great established a fort, named Sankt Petersburg, later Peter & Paul Fortress. The very centre of the Fortress is Peter & Paul Cathedral.
Catherine's Palace is the most ornate, luxurious and grandiose summer palace in St. Petersburg famous for its precious Amber Room. Originally a small 2-storey building presented by the loving husband (Emperor Peter the Great) to his Czarina Ekaterina, it later became a grand baroque palace amazing foreign guests with its over-the-top Imperial decor.
The Yusupovs' Palace on The Moika became the Yusupovs' family residence in 1820 and until the Bolshevik Revolution remained the home of the wealthiest nobles in all Russia. The Yusupovs' Palace on The Moika is notoriously famous for the murder of Rasputin which took place in one of the cell rooms on 16-17 December, 1916.
Spilled Blood Church (Resurrection church) is one of St. Petersburg's most romantic sites. Although its history suggests it is far from romantic. It was built on the site of Czar Alexander's II assassination in 1881 when a terrorist threw a bomb at the Czar's carriage.
This impressive Siege of Leningrad museum captures the difficulties of life during the Blockade. Though much smaller than its original layout, it still has many of eerie exhibits documenting the 900-day WWII siege of the city, when people were reduced to eating sawdust cakes, or bran fried in motor oil, or even cats.
Alexandria is a romantic landscape park stretching along the Gulf of Finland, east from the vast Peterhof Lower Park. 'Alexandria' park is called after Empress Alexandra, spouse of Nickolas I Romanov.
The Hermitage Museum is the largest museum in Russia, St. Petersburg's top attraction and one of the largest museums in the world.
It rivals with such world-famous museums as Louvre in France, the National Gallery, the British Museum in England, and The Prado Museum in Spain.
Grand Peterhof Palace is the central part of Peterhof ensemble. Its elegant 3-storey façade is flanked with glass galleries and the shining gilded domes of Peterhof Church and Coat-of-Arms pavilion which can be seen from far away.
The Russian Museum of St. Petersburg boasts of the world-famous collection of Russian art and has a status of a national art gallery.
St. Petersburg Metro is considered the deepest metro in the world at its average depth. St. Petersburg metro was opened on 15th, November, 1955 and originally had 8 stations: from Plozhad Vosstaniya to Avtovo. Those are the most beautiful stations of all. Today there are 5 lines 122 km long, 65 metro stations and 70 metro vestibules.
Canal cruise through St. Petersburg canals will let you view the city from a different perspective, admire its graceful house facades, ornate palaces of Russian nobility, pass under hundreds of its arched bridges. St. Petersburg inherited many features from its European 'sister cities' Venice and Amsterdam.
Faberge Egg Museum is one of the newest museums in St Petersburg. It holds a fabulous collection, including the largest collection of Faberge eggs to be found anywhere in the world – even in Russia, only the Moscow armoury comes close to rivalling the exhibition.
Peterhof (from Dutch - PeterHoff, meaning in English - Peter's Yard) is the most spectacular Russian site, often called 'The Capital of Fountains' or 'The Russian Versailles'. It was modeled after the original French Versailles which Czar Peter the Great had visited during his 'Grand Embassy' to Europe in 1697.
Cruiser Aurora is considered the most famous symbol of The October Revolution and the most recognizable symbol of Leningrad and present day St. Petersburg.
St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg is the most impressive construction of 19th century Russia. Everything about the cathedral is done on a grand scale.
Grand Peterhof Palace is the central part of Peterhof ensemble. Its elegant 3-storey façade is flanked with glass galleries and the shining gilded domes of Peterhof Church and Coat-of-Arms pavilion which can be seen from far away. Grand Peterhof Palace stands on a 16-m terrace above Peterhof Lower Park.
St. Petersburg Choral Synagogue. The history of St. Petersburg Jewish community has kept its official count since 1802, when the first record in the community book 'pinchas' was made.