Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg, Russia that I came to discover since I lived there for a year.
The second largest museum in the world is home to the famous Leonardo da Vinci – Madonna and Child painting.
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 Petersburg’s most popular site has an impressive collection of art adorned throughout the church.
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, granted it is worth the travel.
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.
- 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.
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. Book your tickets early.
- Nevsky Prospekt
The trendy street of Saint Petersburg is filled with culture, shopping, good food, interesting finds and the authentic Russian experience.
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.
This is the ultimate high end fashion store, housing the likes of Victoria Beckham, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Dolce and Gabanna to name but a few, with over 18 000 square meters of ultimate fashion pleasures.
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.