The Nevsky Prospekt is pretty much the city’s main street, filled with famous buildings and architecture. Watching the bridges open for the ships to pass by on the Neva is a passtime popular with both tourists and residents, and as the city is built on about 40 islands connected by bridges and boats, it’s sometimes called the Venice of the North.
Although it’s a city of 5 million inhabitants, St Petersburg is served by just one airport, Pulk.
Why visit St. Petersburg?
From the Hermitage art museum to the 900-day Nazi seige, St Petersburg is suffused with history and culture!
The blood church is a sight to behold!
Rooftop bars and cocktails ensure you won’t tire of the night-life!
Best Time to Visit
St Petersburg is famous for its White Nights, when the sun barely sets. These last from around 10 June to 2 July, and the city parties hard in the warmer weather. The average temperature then drops dramatically: for a real Russian winter straight from the pages of Anna Karenina, go in January.
Sights and Sounds of St. Petersburg
The city centre and some of the suburbs collectively make up a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. The city may not have beaches but it does have ballet- the Mariinsky Theatre is one of the oldest and grandest venues to see it in Russia. There’s so much to see here that it’s been estimated that you’d need a whole month’s time to see it all- there are a lot of museums.