St. Petersburg

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  • 1. Alexander Nevsky Lavra

    Vladimirskaya | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The word lavra in Russian is reserved for a monastery of the highest order, of which there are just four in all of Russia and Ukraine. Named...Read More

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  • 2. Peter and Paul Fortress

    Petrograd Side | Military Sight

    The first building in Sankt-Piter-Burkh, as the city was then called, was erected in just one year, between 1703 and 1704, during the Great...Read More

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  • 3. St. Isaac's Cathedral

    Admiralteisky | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The grandly proportioned St. Isaac's is the world's third-largest domed cathedral and the first monument you see of the city if you arrive by...Read More

  • 4. State Hermitage Museum

    City Center | Museum/Gallery

    Leonardo's Benois Madonna, Rembrandt's Danaë, Matisse's The Dance ... one of the world's most famous museums is virtually wallpapered with...Read More

  • 5. State Museum of Russian Art

    City Center | Museum/Gallery

    In 1898 Nicholas II turned the stupendously majestic neoclassical Mikhailovsky Palace (Mikhailovsky Dvorets) into what has become one of the...Read More

  • 6. Strelka

    Vasilievsky Island | Viewpoint

    This bit of land (the name means "arrow" or "spit") affords a dazzling view of the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress and reveals...Read More

  • 7. Winter Palace

    City Center | Castle/Palace

    With its 1,001 rooms swathed in malachite, jasper, agate, and gilded mirrors, the residence of Russia's rulers from Catherine the Great (1762...Read More

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