The first thing you notice as you come out of the Sennaia Ploshchad' metro station is that this is not a typical tourist ... More
The first thing you notice as you come out of the Sennaia Ploshchad' metro station is that this is not a typical tourist attraction. Terraced kiosks form the perimeter of a mass of peddlers, drunks and a general assortment of St. Petersburg citizens. The ramshackle square is both a hive of history and an unpredictable display of life here and now. This is where Raskolnikov in Dostoevskii's novel 'Crime and Punishment' used to prowl. Anyone wanting a change from the city's architectural glories can come here and see the real Petersburg in action.
This is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. The exterior is nothing special, but the interior is different from
any of the other palaces in the city. The former home of Russia's first Prime Minister, Alexander Menshikov, the ...
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 ...
Hidden behind a cluster of trees on the banks of the Neva is the oldest building in St Petersburg. This
is a three room log cabin, which was home to the city's founder, Peter the Great. He lived here ...