St. Petersburg Travel Guide – Must See Attractions

St. Petersburg is often described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital.

It is the northernmost city in the world to have a population of over one million. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The most important places to visit in St. Petersburg are:

  • Church of the Savior on Blood (one of the greatest landmarks of St. Petersburg, its striking facade leaves a memorable impression on visitors that come from around the world)
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral (one of Russia’s largest churches. Constructed in the 19th century, a French-born architect created this remarkable structure)
  • Peterhof Palace (Peter the Great built this incredibly luxurious imperial palace. Situated by the gulf of Finland, it was built in the early 18th century)
  • The Hermitage and many more.

Church of the Savior on Blood