St. Petersburg is former capital of Russia. St.Petersburg is full of palaces, bridges and beautiful churches.
The St. Petersburg great highway is Nevsky Prospekt, which runs through the city beginning from the historic center Hermitage with its Winter palaces. It passes the 19th century Gostiny Dvor shopping center, which features branded products, home appliances, food and souvenirs on two floors.
Founded by imperial majesty, St. Petersburg, with its canals is the Venice of North. City is beautiful with palaces, splendor, but its history also contains misery and suffering.
Churches in St.Petersburg
Former Leningrad, a city besieged by the Germans, lost a large part of its population during the Second World War, as it is illustrated by the Leningrad siege museum. There are many beautiful old churches in St. Petersburg: the Church on the Blood, the typical Russian church, and the Isaacs gold domed church built in roman style.
The River Neva is the main artery of St. Petersburg and along the river there is Hermitage, Admirality building with its peak and Ethnography-museum Kunstkamera, from which you can go on a canal cruise to explore the history of the city.
From the Nevsky Prospekt you can see the Kazan Cathedral, a neoclassical orthodox church dating back to the early 19th century, which is curved by a columnar that resembles Rome’s St. Petersburg square.
Buildings in St.Petersburg
There are many old beautiful houses and coherent building complexes in St. Petersburg. In the center are the grand old hotels, Singer House, home of the famous Dom Knigi bookstore and café. Ethnic restaurants, but also American chains, MacDonalds, Burger King and Starbucks can be found in St. Petersburg.
Local canteens offer inexpensive and healthy food and Russian favorites include Georgian restaurants and sushi bars.