Known as Russia’s cultural capital, a trip to Saint Petersburg will prove full of cultural discoveries. From summer nights where the Arctic sun never sets, to beautiful white winters spent enchanted by ballet and theatre, the city offers something new for each season. Formerly known as Petrograd or Leningrad, and fondly nicknamed “Peter” by the locals, the Venice of the North is simply a must see. The cultural impact of this metropolis cannot be overstated. It’s so packed with world-class establishments that UNESCO declared the entire city centre a World Heritage Site. Hundreds of prominent museums, cathedrals, sculptures, squares, and places of interest await you in this glorious city.
Why travel to Saint Petersburg:
- As a city renowned for its fine arts, find St. Petersburg's stunning collections of artwork by world-famous artists in the Hermitage Museum or the State Russian Museum. Indulge yourself to theatrical art with a play in the Mariinsky theatre - the cradle of Russian Ballet in its classical tradition.
- Marvel at the magnificent architectural jewels and churches of Saint Petersburg, including Saint Issac’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood.