Visiting St. Peter’s city
Saint Petersburg is often mentioned as the Northern Venice or as the „capital of palaces“, which is also true. You may find even more interesting details of the city in our author’s travel report of the metropolis of five million inhabitants. Europe‘s third largest city (demographically) was constructed on piles in 1703, just like Venice but at the same time the city shows also some Dutch influences e.g. the many canals. Its first building was the Peter-Paul Fort, with its cathedral, which was the coronation site of the Russian tsars and was operating also as the imperial capital for two centuries. One of the top art museums of the world is the Hermitage with its two and a half million art works. There are other top attractions what visitors should see, such as Lenin’s warship, the Aurora or the St. Isaac‘s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood. Another must-see attractions are the bronze cavalry statue of Peter 1 and the Peterhof Palace.