St. Petersburg: A Wonder of Russian Culture and Art

Published May 19th, 2020 - 07:13 GMT

By Ewelina Lepionko
A famous saying among Russians is that Moscow is for work and St Petersburg is for falling in love. ‘Most Beautiful’ is how they call St Petersburg. This city is a mix of history, culture, and modern life. 

Saint Petersburg, also known as Piter to the locals, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This Russian hub has all the ingredients for an extraordinary vacation - extravagant architecture, remarkable history, vibrant nightlife. It is all there in one place.

St Petersburg is a epic for past European revolutions and intrigue. Indeed, it is Russia’s window on Europe, experiencing much in the past 350 years, and today, its historical narrative and majesty is still evident in its streets, parks, bars and galleries. 

Known as the unofficial cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is made up of 42 islands, connected by the city’s 342 bridges, across the Neva River and it is considered an offbeat destination by many.

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Hermitage on Palace Square, St. Petersburg  (Shutterstock)

Hermitage on Palace Square, St. Petersburg (Shutterstock)

Russia, St. Petersburg City, Tsar Horse Carriage in front of Winter Palace Landmark Tourist Attraction at sunset in summer daytime, Hermitage Museum, Palace square  (Shutterstock)

Russia, St. Petersburg City, Tsar Horse Carriage in front of Winter Palace Landmark Tourist Attraction at sunset in summer daytime, Hermitage Museum, Palace square (Shutterstock)

Saint Petersburg. White Nights. Cities of Russia. Panorama from the drone of the city of St. Petersburg. Scarlet Sails. White Nights in St. Petersburg. Divorced bridges. Sailboat with scarlet sails (Shutterstock)

Saint Petersburg. White Nights. Cities of Russia. Panorama from the drone of the city of St. Petersburg. Scarlet Sails. White Nights in St. Petersburg. Divorced bridges. Sailboat with scarlet sails (Shutterstock)

Morning at Palace Square, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)

Morning at Palace Square, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)

The Singer House (House of Books) with the dome and bronze sculptures on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal, on April 25 in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)

The Singer House (House of Books) with the dome and bronze sculptures on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal, on April 25 in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)

Saint Petersburg (pixabay)

Saint Petersburg (pixabay)

Saint Petersburg (pixabay)

Saint Petersburg (pixabay)

View Winter Palace square in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)

View Winter Palace square in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)

Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)

Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)

Hermitage on Palace Square, St. Petersburg  (Shutterstock)
Russia, St. Petersburg City, Tsar Horse Carriage in front of Winter Palace Landmark Tourist Attraction at sunset in summer daytime, Hermitage Museum, Palace square  (Shutterstock)
Saint Petersburg. White Nights. Cities of Russia. Panorama from the drone of the city of St. Petersburg. Scarlet Sails. White Nights in St. Petersburg. Divorced bridges. Sailboat with scarlet sails (Shutterstock)
Morning at Palace Square, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)
The Singer House (House of Books) with the dome and bronze sculptures on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal, on April 25 in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)
Saint Petersburg (pixabay)
Saint Petersburg (pixabay)
View Winter Palace square in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)
Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)
Hermitage on Palace Square, St. Petersburg  (Shutterstock)
Hermitage on Palace Square, St. Petersburg (Shutterstock)
Russia, St. Petersburg City, Tsar Horse Carriage in front of Winter Palace Landmark Tourist Attraction at sunset in summer daytime, Hermitage Museum, Palace square  (Shutterstock)
Russia, St. Petersburg City, Tsar Horse Carriage in front of Winter Palace Landmark Tourist Attraction at sunset in summer daytime, Hermitage Museum, Palace square (Shutterstock)
Saint Petersburg. White Nights. Cities of Russia. Panorama from the drone of the city of St. Petersburg. Scarlet Sails. White Nights in St. Petersburg. Divorced bridges. Sailboat with scarlet sails (Shutterstock)
Saint Petersburg. White Nights. Cities of Russia. Panorama from the drone of the city of St. Petersburg. Scarlet Sails. White Nights in St. Petersburg. Divorced bridges. Sailboat with scarlet sails (Shutterstock)
Morning at Palace Square, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)
Morning at Palace Square, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)
The Singer House (House of Books) with the dome and bronze sculptures on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal, on April 25 in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)
The Singer House (House of Books) with the dome and bronze sculptures on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal, on April 25 in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)
Saint Petersburg (pixabay)
Saint Petersburg (pixabay)
Saint Petersburg (pixabay)
Saint Petersburg (pixabay)
View Winter Palace square in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)
View Winter Palace square in Saint Petersburg (Shutterstock)
Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)
Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Shutterstock)