Discover the historic area of St. Petersburg—museums, theaters, and top sights from Palace Square to State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.

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Museums, Cathedrals and Theaters

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Where to stay in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg City Centre
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St. Petersburg City Centre

Museums, Castles, Theaters

A historic neighborhood, St. Petersburg City Centre offers a variety of options for cafés. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the museums and theater scene.

Nevsky Prospekt
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Nevsky Prospekt

Castles, Museums, Theaters

Walk one of Russia’s most famous streets and take in the sights and sounds of central St. Petersburg.

Tsentralny
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Tsentralny

Castles, Cathedrals, Theaters

Tsentralny is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its rich culture. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the cathedral and theater scene.

Nevsky
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Nevsky

Monuments, Hockey, Castles

Nevsky is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood's architecture and natural features are just a couple of its charming qualities.

Moskovskiy
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Moskovskiy

Monuments, Ice Skating, Churches

Moskovskiy is a welcoming neighborhood.

Admiralteyskiy
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Admiralteyskiy

Monuments, Friendly People, Castles

Known for being walkable and upscale, Admiralteyskiy is a welcoming neighborhood with a great selection of coffeehouses. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the theater scene and historic landmarks.

Top Hotels in St. Petersburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
5 out of 5
Nevsky Prospect, 57, St. Petersburg
$152/night
Aug 3 - Aug 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (962 reviews)

"Nice upgrade Perfect location One of benefits is free lounge"…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
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Petro Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
14 Malaya Morskaya Street, St. Petersburg
$179/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,948 reviews)

"Well... waited for a few days to post this review. We LOVED the Petro palace. Is this hotel perfect. No. But the staff was the best in any hotel we’ve ever traveled to. Yes that good. We had just come from the Grosvenor House in London. The Grosvenor should send their staff to the Petro to learn ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Petro Palace Hotel
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Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
5 out of 5
1/7 Mikhailovskaya street, St. Petersburg
$207/night
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4.7/5Exceptional! (302 reviews)

"This is a high-end hotel with superb service and facilities. It's in a beautiful building within walking distance of many sites."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Popular things to do in St. Petersburg

State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

Immerse yourself in a collection of prehistoric artifacts, Middle Eastern jewelry and European art that spans 6,000 years in one of the world’s oldest museums.

Kazan Cathedral
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Kazan Cathedral

Experience the palatial grandeur and history of this cathedral, which is dedicated to the venerated miracle worker, Our Lady of Kazan.

Peter and Paul Fortress
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Peter and Paul Fortress

The fortress that founded St. Petersburg, this building is full of interesting and intriguing tales from the depths of history.

Catherine Palace and Park in Tsarskoye Selo
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Catherine Palace and Park in Tsarskoye Selo

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of St. Petersburg and explore this stunning palace and tranquil park.

Palace Square
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Palace Square

The architectural epicenter of St. Petersburg, this square is of great artistic and historical significance.

Peterhof Palace and Garden
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Peterhof Palace and Garden

Be amazed by the grandeur and opulence of this palace complex, a shining example of the lavish taste of the Russian czars.

Top activities in St. Petersburg

Peterhof Palace & Gardens Trip with boat ride
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Peterhof Palace & Gardens Trip with boat ride

$173

Spend a day exploring the magnificent Peterhof estate. With a dreamy seafront setting, grandiose palace, and beautifully manicured gardens boasting over 140 fountains, Peterhof is widely recognized as being the most spectacular imperial palace in St.

Shore Excursion: 2-Day Visa-Free Tour in St. Petersburg
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Shore Excursion: 2-Day Visa-Free Tour in St. Petersburg

$260

Fall head over heels for the bustling port city on the banks of the Baltic Sea during a 2-day visa-free shore excursion in St. Petersburg. Visit the cultural capital's iconic landmarks, including Peterhof Park and the Hermitage Museum, and spend the night in the comfort of your cruise ship accommodations.

Russian Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace
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Russian Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace

$65

Make the most of your time in St. Petersburg with admission to an acclaimed Russian folk show at Nikolayevsky Palace. In the company of international audiences, soak up the local flavor while admiring singers and dancers who hail from some of the farthest-flung reaches of Russia.

Grand City Sightseeing Tour of Saint Petersburg with Lunch & Admissions
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Grand City Sightseeing Tour of Saint Petersburg with Lunch & Admissions

$212

Get the feel of the city's historical center and major monuments with your local guide. Admire the Hermitage Museum, Nevsky Prospect, and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Along the way, enjoy typical Russian dishes in the traditional restaurant.

St. Petersburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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St. Petersburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$30

Admire St Petersburg from atop a double-decker bus on this comprehensive hop-on hop-off tour of Russia’s imperial capital. Enjoy 360-degree views and unlimited rides, jumping on and off at iconic sites, including St.

City Tour & State Hermitage Museum
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City Tour & State Hermitage Museum

$137

This half-day guided tour of St. Petersburg takes you to some of the city's major highlights. Explore the landmarks of the UNESCO-listed city center by private car before checking out the incredible State Hermitage Museum—one of the world's largest and most revered museums.

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