The Ultimate Sightseeing Bucket List of Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg or Saint P is the undiscovered gem of Eurasia, encompassing rich historical sites; this second largest Russian city boasts grandeur of utmost elegance; from culture, shopping, food and the incredible people.Below are some picturesque places you need to visit in St Petersburg, Russia that I came to discover since I lived there for a year.

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  1. Hermitage Museum

The second largest museum in the world is home to the famous Leonardo da Vinci – Madonna and Child painting.

HermitageMuseumSaintPetersburgRussia
Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: With an extraordinary amount of square meters to cover, begin your exploration of the arts early and mark the important pieces you would definitely like to see first on the museum map.

  1. Saint Isaacs Cathedral

Standing at 101.5 meters high, this cathedral is the ultimate place to discover Saint Petersburg’s breathtaking skyline at the rooftop, but prepare to climb 300 stairs.

Saint Isaacs Cathedral Saint Petersburg Russia
Saint Isaacs Cathedral Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: The Astoria Café is a beautiful coffee stop after your tour, which overlooks the building.

  1. Church of the Savior of the Blood

Saint Petersburg’s most popular site has an impressive collection of art adorned throughout the church.

Church Of The Savior Of The Blood Saint Petersburg, Russia
Church Of The Savior Of The Blood Saint Petersburg, Russia
  1. The Peterhof Palace

Visiting the Peterhof Palace requires you to embark on a getaway of Russian culture in the Baltic Sea. Schedule a full day for this exceptional tour.

The Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: Schedule a full day for this exceptional tour, book your boat trip from the city in the morning. Granted it is one of the popular tourist attractions in St Petersburg.

  1. Divo Ostrov Theme Park

My husband and I thought that the rides at the Krestovsky Theme Park were on steroids to the ones in South Africa, so we just opted to ride on the carousal, which provided a beautiful view of the elegant island.

Divo Ostrov Theme Park Saint Petersburg, Russia
Divo Ostrov Theme Park Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: Be prepared to queue for long amounts of time, if you plan a full day of rides, go early.

  1. Krestovsky Park of the Forest

I lived in Krestovsky Island and loved walking throughout this park, with many activities, eating places and beautiful areas to relax, picnic and just enjoy nature – it’s a must add to your list of places to visit in St Petersburg.

Krestovsky Park Of The Forest Saint Petersburg, Russia
Krestovsky Park Of The Forest Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: The forest is encompassed around a 10km circle, wear comfortable shoes and pack a picnic basket. Have cash for entrance payment.

  1. Mariinsky Theatre

Without doubt Russia impresses the world over with the best ballet dancers and surely enough I was elated by the extraordinary performance of the classic Swan Lake. Your Russia travels aren’t complete without a night at the ballet.

Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg, Russia
Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: Book your ballet tickets when you book your holiday – in advance.

  1. Nevsky Prospekt

The trendy street of Saint Petersburg is filled with culture, shopping, good food, interesting finds and the authentic Russian experience and is the popular street for sightseeing St Petersburg.

Nevsky Prospekt Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nevsky Prospekt Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: Walk the full length of Nevsky Prospect – it leads to abundant interesting finds.

  1. Galeria

This urban shopping mall houses an unlimited array of shops from high end to budget friendly and furthermore all stores are up to date with the latest trends.

Galeria Saint Petersburg, Russia
Galeria Saint Petersburg, Russia
  1. Summer Gardens

The ultimate gardens in the city for the most beautiful pictures during summer and spring.

Summer Gardens Saint Petersburg, Russia
Summer Gardens Saint Petersburg, Russia

Travel Tip: The gardens are closed during winter and the fountains also don’t run until it’s warmer. Have cash for entrance payment.

These are a few of the many activities to do in Saint Petersburg, but this metropolis city is a definite to any travel bucket list and as a tourist you will be eloquently thrilled, wowed and occupied.

I had a bit of nostalgia writing this blog, and would defiantly visit Saint Petersburg again one day.

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