Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride ... More
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 more than ample testimony to the crazy opulence of Tsarist Russia. The steps leading down from the palace to the lower gardens run next to the Grand Cascaden, a large area comprised of nearly 150 fountains, glittering golden statues and checkered ceramic. Admission fees vary.
Dvortsovyi Most (Palace Bridge) is a drawbridge that is 250 meters long, 27.7 meters wide and stretches across the Neva
near the Winter Palace. In so doing, it connects the Admiralteiskii area of the city with Vasil'evskii Ostrov. It ...
During the first part of the 19th Century, 11,000 serfs drove 25,000 wooden planks into the ground creating the foundation
for what would become Isaakievskiy Sobor (Saint Isaac's Cathedral). More than 100 kilos of pure gold were used to ...
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 ...
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