City of Palaces, Museums & Art
In 2015, St. Petersburg was awarded the World Travel Awards prize as the leading tourist destination in Europe.
St. Petersburg was built by Peter the Great in 1703, and became of the Venice of the North, with its rivers, canals and stunning architecture. The great, heroic and tragic events of Russian history have originated from this land: The palace coups, the Great October Revolution, Siege of Leningrad. St. Petersburg bears the imprints of the extraordinary mix of historical and cultural epochs. St. Petersburg is a unique mixture of architectural styles. Today the historical centre of St. Petersburg is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can witness the masterpieces of palace architecture, classical gems, Baroque, Empire, Art Nouveau, inscribed in the shape of St. Petersburg of the greatest architects in the world. In St. Petersburg, you can feel how rich, interesting and varied life can be a museum of the city! The State Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum and the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, proclaiming to the world the glory of the city, are combined with unusual themed museums: Museum of the fan, bread museum, Faberge Museum, Museum of Dreams, museum of vodka - and many others. Lovers of contemporary art will be able to discover the museums, galleries and loft projects of contemporary art. The peculiarity of the museum of city life is that everyone can find something unique to your taste. It was in St. Petersburg, you can see the cradle of Russian ballet and Russian opera: Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky, Alexandrinsky Theatre. Every year the city hosts major theatrical premieres, capable of hitting even the most sophisticated audience. the perfect place for a family vacation! Children will be delighted by the urban water parks, the aquarium and dolphinarium, helpful and informative can be a visit to the Peter Waters Museum Grand Model Russia, as well as children's projects KidBurg, LabirintUm. The whole family will enjoy the museum Tropical Paradise, interactive programs at the Museum of water. St. Petersburg - the city, comfortable in all respects.
Welcome to the Venice of the East!