The second large city in Russia, being the capital of The Russian Empire between 1712 – 1918, it was founded by Peter the Great. St. Petersburg is located on several islands, which are connected by 390 bridges. Due to its unusual location and the number of canals, St. Petersburg is commonly called Venice of the north. The city is very popular thanks to polar nights. It is worth visiting the city in June because of the annual White Night Festival that is accompanied by numerous concerts and ballet and opera performances – all in all St. Petersburg is recognised capital of Russian ballet! The most advisable ballet theatre is the Mariinsky Theatre. St. Petersburg is famous for being the most European Russian city. There are over 41 high schools, numerous research and science institutes and recognised worldwide Hermitage – one of the greatest art gallery in the world founded by empress Catherine II. You may enjoy paintings of such painters like Rubens, Rembrandt or Rafael. Tourists will definitely enjoy the tsar palaces of Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo where the Amber Room used to be.
Every year, over 4 million of tourists visit St. Petersburg. The city is also the host of 2018 World Football Championship. At the Kriestowskij stadium will take place, among others semi-final match and match for 3rd place.
Train to St. Petersburg
In the St. Petersburg there are up to five railway stations. One of them, the Moscow Railway Station provides the majority of connections to the remote parts of the country. From the Baltic Railway Station, on the other hand, run long-distance and international trains to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and further on to Germany. The Finland Railway Station provides services to Helsinki.
- Mariinsky Theatre
- Nevsky Prospect
- Michajłowski Castle
- St. Isaac Orthodox Church
- Pietropawłowska Stronghold
- St. Petersburg State University
Speed trains in Russia
- RŻD Russian Railways