Russia’s second city is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed metropolis, home to some of the most stunning arts and antiquities in the country. Saint Petersburg is a magical combination of a modern cosmopolitan city and a historic site, almost every street and square showing reminders of the country’s turbulent past and enduring culture.
Getting into Saint Petersburg is most easily done via the international Pulkovo Airport
, which serves much of the domestic flights as well. There are several hotels near the airport for those who wish to stay near the airport, but venturing into the city center will also be easy to do as the airport is only 20 kilometers south of the center.
Of course there’s a great deal to see and do in Saint Petersburg, the city offering an overabundance of traveler attractions such as museums, stunning architecture, and historical centers. Perhaps the most famous of the city’s museums is arguably the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
. This popular attraction is home to millions of unique collections, covering the span of the globe and the rich history of art.
Saint Petersburg is also home to a large collection of breathtakingly designed churches, all adding to the iconic skyline of the city. Hotels in the city are evenly scattered around the many districts, making it easy to reach many of these cultural and religious landmarks without having to travel for too long. One such popular church is St. Isaac’s Cathedral
, which features an incredibly impressive interior of intricate mosaics and breathtaking architecture.
There’s much more to see and learn about Saint Petersburg, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.