Briefly talk about the main interesting places of the city
TOP 20 sights of St. Petersburg: museums, canals, Nevsky Prospekt
Saint Petersburg — second largest city in Russia. For two centuries it was the capital. Located in the northwestern part of the country. It was founded in 1703.
Petersburg is visited by a large number of tourists every year. The city has many monuments of history and architecture. Below we will talk about where to go in St. Petersburg, and about the most significant tourist sites of the city.
Sights of St. Petersburg
The historical center of St. Petersburg, as well as a large number of palace ensembles of the city center, are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. About 8,000 architectural monuments are protected by the state.
The unique image of St. Petersburg is created by its architectural ensembles, embankments of canals and rivers, bridges, palaces, parks, gardens, and avenues. Among the famous architectural ensembles of St. Petersburg:
Peter and Paul Fortress;
Alexander Nevsky Lavra;
St. Isaac's Square;
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood;
St. Isaac's Cathedral;
The Spit of Vasilievsky Island.
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< p>Rivers and canals, bridges of the city
The city is built on the rivers — Neva, Moika, Fontanka, Big, Small and Middle Nevka and others. Also in St. Petersburg, a number of channels — Obvodny, them. Griboyedov, Marine, Kryukov.
About 800 bridges span the rivers and canals of the city. 22 of them are drawbridges, and the process of drawing bridges at night is often of interest to tourists. Embankments of the Moika, Fontanka, Canal im. Griboedov are picturesque and are tourist routes and a place for citizens to walk.
Museums of St. Petersburg
There are about 200 museums in the city. Among them are:
The Russian Museum, which is the largest dedicated to Russian art;
The Hermitage, which is the second largest art museum in the world, has about three million different works of art on display;
The Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great (Kunstkamera), located on Vasilyevsky Island opposite the Hermitage, its exposition contains various household items from different peoples of the world, a separate exposition is collected by Peter the Great and contains a number of natural rarities and anatomical deformities;
Peterhof in the Petrodvortsovsky district of St. Petersburg is a palace and park ensemble on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, famous for its parks, buildings and fountains;
The Peter and Paul Fortress, which is an architectural ensemble of the first fortress in the city, as well as the famous prison, in the cells of which the Decembrists, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Maxim Gorky and a number of other famous prisoners visited at different times;
Tsarskoe Selo and the All-Russian Museum of A.S. Pushkin, A.S. I. I. Pushchin, A. M. Gorchakov and a galaxy of other Russian poets and diplomats;
Museum of the History of St. Petersburg;
Oranienbaum, including a palace and park ensemble, canals, parks, bridges, sculptures, a waterfall, the palace of Peter III.