St Petersburg is an ideal holiday destination to enjoy magnificent Russian architecture. Located near the river Neva, the Russian city exudes timeless charm. Known as the ‘City of the Tsars’ due to its rich past, St Petersburg offers a range of splendid attractions for tourists.
St Petersburg has all the elements for an interesting holiday: grand Russian architecture, great art, a rich history, wonderful cultural traditions and amazing nightlife all combine to give tourists the opportunity to have a wonderful time in the city. This cultural capital of Russia offers visitors the chance to enjoy musical concerts, operas, ballet performances and a host of other exciting activities.
St Petersburg preserves its rich heritage in a protected manner, which is why the city has only three skyscrapers, all of which are located away from the historical centre of the place. Among the famous landmarks of St Petersburg are the Winter Palace, the Russian Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Admiralty, the bridges on the Neva, the Museum of Artillery and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral.
St Petersburg is located in the northwest of Russia. The city is easy to access by aeroplane. Pulkovo international airport connects the city to other international destinations. The city’s Moskovsky railway station is a terminal station serving routes to many parts of the country and beyond.
The city of St Petersburg experiences a humid continental climate. The summers are humid and hot while the winters are wet and cold. The best time to visit the city is during the summer months of July and August.
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