Cities you must visit in Western Russia

Cities you must visit in Western Russia

The West has continually asked what to think about Russia. The country where are incredibly wealthy people along with extreme poverty has always sparked confusion. Some believed that ignorance is ubiquitous in Russia, others were fascinated by the many scholars that Russia has had over time. Russia is a land of ballet and industrial monstrosities. It is a country where faith and austerity manifest for centuries, with the cult of pleasure and opulence. If you visit the ancient castles, lux... [ read more ]

Tourist guide for a memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg

Tourist guide for a memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg

Russia is a spectacular country with so many beautiful cities, spectacular landscapes and unique tourist attractions. It is really hard to decide where exactly would you like to spend your vacation in Russia. You can visit the beautiful famous cities of Sankt Petersburg and Moscow, you may take a tour with the Transsiberian Express, you can visit the cities of Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk or many other cities, each would be an unforgettable and unique experience. You w... [ read more ]

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

The city of Sankt Petersburg is located in an area with a humid continental climate due to the cyclones of the Baltic Sea. The hottest month of the year is August, and the coldest is February. Spring and fall are the seasons with normal temperatures, but with more precipitation. During the summer rains often, summers are short and very hot. Winter is long with very low temperatures, heavy snows and is often freezing. We present you 5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg... [ read more ]

Festivals and shopping in Saint Petersburg

Festivals and shopping in Saint Petersburg

The city of Saint Petersburg has many impressive buildings, but you can also have a lot of fun here. The most important event in the city of Saint Petersburg is the White Nights Festival, held annually at the end of each school year, when the city streets are filled with many vendors, traditional Russian food product markets, spaces for children, and the night concludes with impressive fireworks. As you take a walk on the narrow streets of the city, besides restaurant and terraces, you wi... [ read more ]

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum in one of the most famous museums in the world and one of the most important tourist attraction in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in the second half of the 18th century when she bought 200 paintings from an art dealer and it was located in the Winter palace. The collection was growing quickly and occupied other palaces in Sankt Petersburg as well. Today the permanent art collection of the Hermitage Museum includes approximately 3 milli... [ read more ]

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The Russian State Museum dates back to the 19th century, when Emperor Nicolas II realized that the people of the empire need a public art exhibition and choose the Mikhailovsky Palace to hold the pieces of arts that he gathered from the Hermitage Museum, the royal palaces and the Museum of the Academy of Arts. Today we would like to present briefly the art collection of the Russian State Museum and we give some useful information for visiting the museum. Presentation of the art collection of th... [ read more ]

Top 7 tourist attractions in Sankt Petersburg

Top 7 tourist attractions in Sankt Petersburg

The majestic image of the city of Sankt Petersburg is given by its various architectural details: long, straight boulevards, vast spaces, gardens and parks, decorative wrought iron fences, decorative monuments and sculptures. The Neva River, with its many canals, bridges and piers of granite gives the city a unique, unmistakable note. Because of the many channels city is also known as "Venice of the North". The city has a magnificent, powerful atmosphere. The buildings, made to amaze a... [ read more ]

The magnificent Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Sankt Petersburg

The magnificent Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Sankt Petersburg

The magnificent Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Sankt Petersburg is a monumental construction with an impressive dome which was built in the 19th century after the draft of August Montferrand. The dome of the cathedral in Sankt Petersburg is one of the symbols of the city and is visible from many miles away. This is the fourth church built in the same place and dedicated to Saint Isaac the Confessor, a monk that was imprisoned by the Roman Emperor Valens in the 4th century. Saint Isaac was ... [ read more ]

Nevsky Prospekt in Sankt Petersburg

Nevsky Prospekt in Sankt Petersburg

The Nevsky Prospekt in Sankt Petersburg is the most famous boulevard in Russia. It has a distinctive architecture and famous residents. You can find palaces, churches and monuments, along with restaurants and shops on this avenue. Originally known as the Great Perspective Road, Nevsky Prospekt was designed by French architect Alexandre Jean Baptiste LeBlond in 1718, which was employed by Peter the Great and was appointed to create more buildings and roads in the city. This great avenue wa... [ read more ]

Beautiful Public Buildings in Sankt Petersburg

Beautiful Public Buildings in Sankt Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is a breathtaking city that once visited will always remains in our hearts. It is a city with many isles connected with beautiful bridges, gorgeous buildings that speak about the flourishing imperial period of this historical town. T he city of Sankt Petersburg has so many marvelous places that you hardly find one favorite. Today we would like to present you the most beautiful public buildings in Sankt Petersburg.   Historical buildings on Islands The ... [ read more ]