We offer you the list of places and things that are worth to be visited in St. Petersburg to get the subjective impression from the museum town, the Northern Capital of Russia.

  1. In St. Petersburg it is necessary to visit the Hermitage (the Winter Palace) and to see with your own eyes the great pieces of art and objects that are filled with admiration all over the world. To look at the pictures of Picasso, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, to plough through imperial halls, to see portrait, sculptural expositions, to touch with a look the treasures of "Gold rooms". You might need a considerable amount of time for viewing of all halls and expositions of the Hermitage. For the purpose of general acquaintance to the museum take the part in guided tour in the course of which the professional guide will direct your attention to the main exhibitions and pictures.
  2. Visit a ballet or opera performance at the Imperial Marie Theater (Teatral'naya ploshchad') or at Opera and Ballet Theatre of M.P. Moussorgsky (Ploshchad' Iskusstv). Even if you are not an admirer of opera and ballet, the visit of these theaters will become an unforgettable event because beauty of interiors, music of the real orchestra and magnificent speeches of actors and singers stand are worth your attention. Without doubt it is necessary to view the classical ballets by Tchaikovski "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake", to listen to operas "The Queen of Spades" and "Tosca". The dramatics are played on the St. Petersburg's stages almost daily, tickets can be bought in booking offices at reasonable prices.
  3. Walk on the Summer garden should be certainly planned in your walking route. The paseo of the great names of history where writers and musicians found their inspiration can become your favorite place too. The secular tree, magnificent pond with birds, touching and majestic sculptures, quiet avenues, Cрajnyj Domik of Peter the Great, the opening view of Neva and Fontanka surprise and present a beauty. Since 2009 in the Summer garden there was conducted a reconstruction - the largest for the last 200 years.
  4. St. Isaac Cathedral lies at the heart of the town, its dome is one of the biggest throughout the entire world, and this is the biggest museum of mosaic canvas, from its colonnade there is most beautiful view of roofs of St. Petersburg. This several "most" are sufficient for you to have an occasion to examine and get acquainted with its history. You will spend several hours for visit of St. Isaac's Cathedral , and you will leave impressions – for the term of the life.
  5. Peter-Paul Fortress is the real small town of museums where the main museum is the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral – a burial vault of the Russian emperors. Within the territory of fortress there are several museums that can be visited: the prison of Trubetskoi bastion, the commandant's house where there is an interesting exposition - mint («Monetnyj dvor»). Rise on Naryshkin bastion to see the place from where every day at 12 o'clock the cannon-shot is carried out. Сertainly visit the museum of Astronautics and learn more about space. On the beach of Peter-Paul Fortress they held musical events, annually there takes place an exhibition of sand sculptures, sports competitions. From all directions fortress is surrounded with water, and bridges are garnish and historical monuments.
  6. We advise admirers of music to visit without doubt the Philharmonic hall of D. Shostakovich. One of the reasons – the remarkable acoustics and an atmosphere for listening of symphony concerts. The big music hall of Philharmonic accommodates 1500 people, the most famous music bands of the world perform here. The Philharmonic hall has a proud history and it is famous by the fact that in days of the Siege of Leningrad there was an opening night of the Seventh symphony of Russian composer D. Shostakovich.
  7. The Alexander Nevski Monastery is a certain territory on the bank of Neva that includes the single in Europe camp out Museum of the urban sculpture, the operating Holy Trinity Cathedral, several cemeteries and orthodox friary. Here you can visit the cathedral and stand at a grave of the A. Pushkin's wife and his friends- Decembrists, A. Nevsky, A. Suvorov, P. Tchaikovski and many other famous people. In the spiritual interpretive centre there take place lectures, concerts, festivals. In the exhibition room of the urban sculpture museum you can see the best-known statues of Auguste Rodin from marble and other works of art.
  8. The Cruiser "Aurora", more precisely the museum of the cruiser that tied up on «the everlasting stand" on Big Nevka is necessarily to be visited. Foremost, this ship is a symbol of St. Petersburg, and secondly, the small ship museum is interesting by its historical collection. The cruiser that was involved in three wars protected the cities, participated in events of the known revolution, undoubtedly, is worth of the attention of the guests arrived in St. Petersburg.
  9. Cabinet of Wonder (Kunstkamera) – is the first museum of St. Petersburg that was found and approved by Peter the Great. In the small museum there are rarest objects and things which the great emperor began to collect; unique collections of rarities draw attention, and various sections of the museum include collections of various national cultures from North America to Oceania (Australia). To the most of visitors the Cabinet of Wonder is remembered due to an exposition of anatomic anomalies ("freaks"). The Ethnographic and Zoological museums situated near the Universitetskaya Embankment composed one museum ensemble. They also deserve attention of the St. Petersburg's guests.
  10. One of the few open-air museums – is the Museum of railroad engineering of V. Chubarov that is located on the Varshavsky station. It is interesting both to adults, and children. Here there are agminated and standing on the real rails domestic and foreign engines that were ever used on our roads. The most remarkable that you can touch all the exhibits of this open-air museum, rise on some of engines, and view internal rooms of railway cars.

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