St. Petersburg Journals

One of the most amazing cities

A travel journal to St. Petersburg by Zhebiton

The Russian Museum Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia More Photos
Quote: The city is amazing, unique - "the most Russian of all European cities and the most European of all Russian"
St. Isaac's Cathedral Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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It appearance is obliged to St. Isaac's Cathedral of Peter I, who was born May 30, the day of Isaac of Dalmatia, the Byzantine monk, once canonization. May 30, 1710 the emperor ordered the building near the Admiralty, St. Isaac's wooden church. The order was executed. The church was built near the shore of the Neva, on the west side of the Admiralty. It is said here February 19, 1712, Peter I was crowned with his wife Catherine.St. Isaac's Cathedral in its present form was built from 1818 to 1858.The height of St. Isaac's Cathedral is 101.5 meters. Around the drum of the dome 72 are installed solid granite columns weighing from 64 to 114 tons. The first construction of the colu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2011

St. Isaac's Cathedral
Isaakievskaya Ploshchad 1
St. Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof Palace and Gardens

Attraction | "Peterhof"

Peterhof Palace and Gardens Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Peterhof is located 29 km from Saint-Petersburg on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Why Peter decided to build a summer residence here for several reasons. One of them - an ideal location for the time being built between Kronstadt and St. Petersburg worthwhile.Peterhof as the imperial residence built in 1714 - 1725, respectively. The Great Palace of Peter was originally a very humble, but was later rebuilt by his daughter, Empress Elizabeth.Peterhof park territory is divided into two main parts: the upper and lower park. Upper Park area of ​​15 hectares, the area of ​​the Lower - 102 hectares. At Peterhof fountains huge number: 5 - in the Upper Park and more than 150 ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2011

Peterhof Palace and Gardens
Petrodvorets
St. Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof Palace and Gardens

Attraction | "Full sightseeing tour of Peterhof"

Peterhof Palace and Gardens Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Nostalgic trip on a commuter train along with the summer residents and grandmothers selling crosswords, then ten minutes by bus - and here he is, the Russian Versailles. However, Peter the Great was still outperform in terms of the Versailles fountains, at least. Compared with the fountains of Peterhof fountains of Versailles are pretty boring. Full sightseeing tour of Peterhof requires a minimum of 2-3 days, but if we look only to the palace and a park with fountains, rather than one day. In addition to the palace there are also all sorts of museums, business wit organizers who must pay tribute, but to watch all of this is impossible and too expensive. Over the entrance to every such institution are ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2010

Peterhof Palace and Gardens
Petrodvorets
St. Petersburg, Russia

Tsarskoe Selo

Attraction | "Catherine Palace"

Tsarskoe Selo Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Train plus bus plus a walk along the park surrounding the channel, in which poezhivalis from the morning cold autumn ducks - in front of me and Catherine Palace.The length of the facade of the palace, the main residence of Russian emperors from Elizabeth and ending with Alexander I, more than 300 meters, he rebuilt practically from scratch after the war, the interiors restored to the present day, and now, after more than 60 years, restored more than half of the rooms. Best time to visit - the morning nevyhodnogo day when the 10 am along the 300-meter facade is formed not too long queue. As in other places, for both Russian and foreign citizens Admission is different, integrated ticket does...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 26, 2010

Tsarskoe Selo
Pushkin
St. Petersburg, Russia

The Russian Museum

Attraction | "Hall ancient arts and crafts"

The Russian Museum Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Before the museum (formerly the Mikhailovsky Palace, architect. Rossi), in the best traditions of St. Petersburg - a great classic Park Square. In the center of the square stands a bronze inspired Pushkin (sculptor M. Anikushin), the head of which necessarily sits a dove.Walking quietly does not work - and want to reach a maximum In the endless galleries and halls, and climb the thought that we should have today in St. Petersburg.I was surprised that the museum was quite hot and even humid (July, on the street the rain), then there is some special temperature conditions for the pictures here are clearly lacking. The windows, window frames in the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg were muddy ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2010

The Russian Museum
4 Inzhenernaya Str.
St. Petersburg, Russia

Pavlovsk

Attraction | "In Pavlovsk need to come for all day."

Pavlovsk Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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What we know about Paul I. Here is his encyclopedic presentation: "The son of Peter III and Catherine II. Emperor 1796 - 1801 (5 years). Sons, Alexander (the future Emperor Alexander I), Constantine, Nicholas (the future Emperor Nicholas I), Michael and 6 daughters. " He was married twice, both times in the brides eyes he chose Catherine II, but the second time he accidentally found his soul mate - Prussian Princess Sophia Dorothea of Wurttemberg, daughter of Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (Maria Feodorovna). It was a happy marriage. He lived for 47 years. Their children are beginning Holstein-Gottorp branch of the Russian imperial family tree. He put the blame that he has reform...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2010

Pavlovsk
19 Miles South of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 (812) 470-2155

Winter Palace/State Hermitage Museum

Attraction | "most famous museum in Russia"

Winter Palace/State Hermitage Museum Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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The biggest and most famous museum in Russia, located in the former imperial residence - the Winter Palace. The site of the Hermitage, perhaps, one of the best museum sites in the worldhttp://www.hermitagemuseum.orgEntry for Russian tourists is 100 rubles. In the dressing room should go only after bought the ticket without being thereof you simply do not take things. In outerwear, large bags, should take all the photos and video equipment, if you do not have tickets for the shooting. In my opinion, the sale of tickets to film - a good feeder for the directorate of the museum, but it's so cynical on their part - to take charge, knowing full well that most rooms do not be anything off ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 31, 2010

Winter Palace/State Hermitage Museum
Palace Embankment, On The Neva River
St. Petersburg, Russia

Peter and Paul Fortress/Peter and Paul Cathedral

Attraction | "With this fortress began Petersburg"

Peter and Paul Fortress/Peter and Paul Cathedral Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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High above the city walls ascended the spire bell tower of Peter and Paul Cathedral - the highest building in town. With this fortress in 1703 began Petersburg, in the same year was founded and the cathedral.We get into the castle through Peter's Gate, designed by Domenico Trezzini - the first architect of St. Petersburg. We have before us a large courtyard paved with cobblestones - it is often in films. In the center - ployed house, where they sell tickets for entrance to the cathedral, there is also "grandfather of the Russian Navy" - a boat donated by the British Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. All the opposite side of Cathedral Square is the facade of the Mint. Making money requi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2010

Peter and Paul Fortress/Peter and Paul Cathedral
Zayachil Ostrov (hare Island)
St. Petersburg, Russia

Alexandr Nevsky Monastery (Lazarev and Tikhvin Cemeteries)

Attraction | "Alexandr Nevsky Monastery"

Alexandr Nevsky Monastery (Lazarev and Tikhvin Cemeteries) Photo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter in 1710 at the spot where, in his view, occurred in 1240, a battle between Russian and Swedish, for which Prince Alexander of Novgorod and was much later that the name of Nevsky. In fact, the battle occurred a few dozen miles south, at the confluence of the Neva and Izhora. Why Alexander Nevsky? Because Russia was at war with the Swedes. And, as the most important monastery, this almost immediately given the status of Lavra. It even moved the relics of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral of the Assumption of the city of Vladimir (in fact, a sly the Vladimir left a part of the hands of the prince).Entrance to the abbey was free, but money is worth visi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2010

Alexandr Nevsky Monastery (Lazarev and Tikhvin Cemeteries)
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo
St. Petersburg