Travelling to Russia gives you a chance to enjoy both St.Petersburg sightseeing and historical points that make your trip to St.Petersburg complete. This study guide will lead you to the last breath of the Russian Monarchy. You will learn who the last Emperor of Russia was and what was his fate like. Nikolai Alexandrovich was in the opinion of his contemporaries more like his mother than like his father. He inherited from her not only the color of his eyes, his small height and regular features of his face but also his shyness, kindness and mild character and unfortunately a…
White Nights is something special about Petersburg. St.Petersburg sightseeing guided tours become famous among tourists in this fascinating time. Cruise ship passengers are eager to book St.Petersburg shore excursions as in summer the city is like a pearl shining on the Neva River and attracting people all over the world to discover itself. Petersburg White Nights usually last from 11th of June to 2nd of July. It has become a symbol of Petersburg and the city has plenty of festivals, concerts and fireworks. Thanks to Petersburg northerly geographical location there is a certain time when the sun doesnt go under…
There are some places in Russia in St.Petersburg which keep inimitable atmosphere and raise up many riddles and sensations. Griffin’s Tower picture Mysterious Griffin’s Tower on the Vasily Island is located next to the former Pharmacy of Pell and his sons. The Tower is 11 meter, diameter is 2 meters and it has neither windows nor doors. Professor Pell used to be fond of alchemy and spent much time in the Tower trying to make a formula of happiness. The legend says: “His efforts were not useless as the formula was found but to keep that knowledge Professor had to…
St.Petersburg is not only the window to Europe but also the window to the other world. One of these places where one can try to penetrate the other world is called Rotunda. That is a house on Gorohovaya Street with a street door where there is a round staircase surrounded with 6 columns. The spiral wrought iron staircase goes up surrounded with massive columns. The house was built in the 19th century. The legend says it had been built for the Order of Masons’ meetings. Entering Rotunda you will read on the walls: “You are welcome to Rotunda” and the…
No one likes New Year's Eve like Russian people do - it's the most exciting public holiday of the year with spectacular New Year outdoors parties in St.Petersburg and Moscow, public events, fireworks, festivals, gifts, champagne toasts and Christmas vacations when most people don’t work for about 10 days enjoying winter, rest and parties. On December 31 each family cooks many delicious specialties: salads (in Russian: “Mimosa”, “Olivye”, “Seledka pod Shuboy”), smoked salmon and sturgeon, red caviar, vodka, champagne, fruit and sweets. Russian New Year Holiday tastes like tangerines that are eaten in a huge number during this time St.Petersburg…
Cafe Singer is really the best place to try the most delicious hot chocolate in St.Petersburg but not only. Besides an exciting view on the Kazan cathedral situated just in the opposite side of the Nevsky Avenue and delicious desserts, Cafe Singer have some more attractions. First of all the building itself is a masterpiece of the art nouveau style. If you found yourself in the Nevsky Prospect you wouldn't overlook this elegant high building faced with polished granite and crowned with a glass sphere. There is a sign “Singer” above the main entrance. Yes, you are right. It is…
The ancient Egyptian sphinxes are well-known in St.Petersburg. These mysterious creatures decorate the Embankment in front of the Academy of Arts. The one Sphinx looks at the Hermitage museum where its motherland relics are kept and Peter and Paul Fortress. The other one looks at East, Finish gulf and its distant motherland. Those sphinxes survived 35 centuries, they were watched by Great Pharaohs, Russian Emperors and many our citizens. They have been in Saint-Petersburg for 178 years and for that short time they have witnessed 4 revolutions and 2 empires dissolutions. What will be next the Sphinxes will have to…
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