What to see in Saint-Petersburg
Everyone who first goes to the Northern capital of Russia, will surely wonder what to see in Saint-Petersburg. However, it should be noted that many have heard about the attractions of this city.
You must visit The Hermitage. which is also known as the Winter Palace. It is possible to see paintings by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Picasso and many other great artists. Also you will have the opportunity to walk through the royal halls, see sculptural expositions and touch the gaze to the treasures of the Golden storerooms. It should be noted that the examination of the exhibition and halls of the Hermitage takes a huge amount of time, so we recommend that you take part in the excursion, during which the professional guide will draw your attention to the most significant works of art.
Also, see in St. Petersburg Peter and Paul fortress. which is a town museums. the main of which is the eponymous cathedral - the tomb of Russian emperors. On the territory of the fortress there is a commandant's house, a mint, and also a prison of the Trubetskoi bastion. Every day, at noon, a cannon shot is fired from the bastion. Another museum of astronautics is located on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress. In addition, on the beach fortresses regularly hold various musical events, sports competitions and exhibitions of sculptures made of sand.
In the heart of St. Petersburg is St. Isaac's Cathedral. the dome of which is one of the largest in the world. The cathedral is considered to be the largest museum of mosaic paintings. It is also worth noting that the colonnade of the cathedral offers a beautiful view of the city's roofs.
Be sure to schedule a walk through Summer Garden — the place, where once walked and found inspiration from the great musicians and writers. There is a large number of old trees, magnificent sculptures, a pond with birds and Tea House Of Peter. In addition, the garden offers a beautiful view of the Fontanka and the Neva.
Cabinet of curiosities. founded by Peter the great, is the first Museum of St. Petersburg. There are all rare things collected by the Grand Emperor: the unique collection of curiosities, and a collection of different national cultures. However, the Cabinet of curiosities is best known due to exposure of anatomical anomalies. Also close to this museum are the Zoological and Ethnographic Museums, which also deserve attention.
Worth a visit the Museum of the cruiser "Aurora" - a ship that participated in three major wars and took part in the events of the famous revolution. Today, the cruiser stands on the Great Nevka on "eternal parking".
The only one in Europe City sculpture Museum under the open sky located on the territory of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. In the Museum there are even the works of Auguste Rodin, made of marble. At the monastery buried Tchaikovsky, Alexander Nevsky, Alexander Suvorov, and many other famous people.
Classical music lovers are recommended to visit Philharmonic society. D. Shostakovich. the hall of which has amazing acoustics and can accommodate 1500 people. The Philharmonic Society has a great atmosphere for listening to symphonic music.
This is not a complete list of places to see in St. Petersburg. Also need to mention state Museum-reserve "Peterhof". the Museum of political history of Russia Museum of the history of religion, wax Museum. the apartment-Museum of N. Rimsky-Korsakov, museum of Viktor Tsoi in the boiler room "Kamchatka" and many other places.