St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. It’s the soul of our country. Wonderful creation of Peter the Great and outstanding European and Russian architects. St. Petersburg is the most northern city in the world with population over 1 million people. It is the city of rivers and canals, drawn bridges, white nights, unique cathedrals and churches, world-famous museums, drama theaters, opera and ballet schools, best classical writers and painters. We call it Cultural Capital of Russia.
St.Petersburg, that recently celebrated its tercentenary, often called “Northern Capital” of Russia – is not only an open-air museum, but also reflection of the last three hundred years of Russian History. Having survived 11 Emperors, dozens of floods, the revolution, three years of terrible blockade and economic reform, St. Petersburg is able to surprise even the most experienced and capricious tourists.
Some facts about St. Petersburg
- The highest cathedral of Russia is located in St. Petersburg, inside of the Peter and Paul Fortress
- Petersburg is the city of museums and theaters – it has 200 active museums and 80 theaters
- Petersburg has one of the deepest metros in the world – on average, the stations are situated 60-70 meters beneath the ground
- Petersburg is the city of bridges, it has 580 bridges within the city line including 20 flap bridges over the River Neva
- “Koryushka”, or smelt, is the most popular and traditional fish in St. Petersburg. It’s a seasonal fish that is sold only in spring