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While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less ... More
While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less noticeable Mariinskii Palace is nonetheless of some interest. Designed by a German in 1839-1844, the palace was ordered by Nicholas I as a wedding gift to his favorite daughter Maria. In post-revolutionary times the building was adopted for use as the Executive Committee of the City Council, and the five Soviet crests adorning the facade are a reminder of this role. Nowadays the building is the seat of the city legislature.
Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride among
the city's population. Extravagant and bombastic in parts, elegant and relaxed in others, Peterhof's palace and grounds are a ...
St. Petersburg??s premier five star luxury hotel features 183 guest rooms, including 26 suites, enhanced by views of Saint Isaac??s
Cathedral, Aleksandrovsky Garden, and the landmark Admiralty. Two signature St. Petersburg restaurants create see and be seen buzz, while ...
This bridge is positioned where Palace and Kutuzov embankments meet at the source of the Fontanka river. It was built
in the 1760s and was one of the city's first stone bridges. The granite covered bridge is one of ...