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The Peter and Paul Fortress (, also Fortress of SS Peter and Paul) is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, designed by Domenico Trezzini and founded in 1703. The fortress contains a number of buildings including the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where all Russian tsars from Peter I to Alexander III are interred; the remains of the Imperial martyrs, Nicholas II and his family and (...)
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"Saint Petersburg (?????-?????????? Sankt-Peterburg ;  )is Russia 's second largest city, with a population of 4.7 million perched at the eastern tip of of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River."
"The fortress was established by Peter the Great on May 16 (by the Julian Calendar , May 27 by the Gregorian Calendar ) 1703 on a small island ,Zayachii ( hare )(or Vesiolii - cheerful )ostrov, on the Neva River."
"The fortress, originally built under Peter the Great and designed by Domenico Trezzini ,is the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg built between 1703 and 1733 on Zayachy Island along the Neva River."
"In 1240 Duke Alexander Nevsky ,Commander of the Novgorod troops defeated the Swedes at the place where the Izhora River falls into the Neva river."
"Live Music & Clubs: The city has endless night action of all sorts in varied styles, constantly morphing into something new, so just take a walk, ask the concierge or check the monthly 'Neva News', the bi-weekly 'St Petersburg Times', or 'Pulse' magazine for event info/listings."
"I would recommend, besides Moscow and St Petersburg, a visit to some of the Golden Ring cities, such as Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Rostov Veliky as well as Novgorod Veliky, near St Petersburg."
"Peter forbade the construction of stone buildings in all of Russia outside of St Petersburg, so that all stonemasons would come to help build the new city."
"On Nevsky prospekt, St Petersburg's main thoroughfare, the styles of three centuries, from classical to Baroque to Style Moderne, have created one of the most beautiful streets in the world."
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nipsu from Finland wrote about Hermitage Museum 4 years, 6 months ago
Usually I think it's a waste of time to go to the museums. I hate art and history! Hermitage really changed my mind, because words almost failed me there. Museum is huge, so you can visit only a small part of it in one day. But it was really worth seeing, because I was running out of time, and that is totally unusual for me in a MUSEUM!
jussi from Finland wrote about Saint Petersburg 4 years, 8 months ago
We took a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. The trip takes a few hours but is definitely one of the best train experiences I've had. The athmosphere was that of old times with curtains and white textile tablecloths in the restaurant car. And the food was proper russian food with a soup starter and a beer on the side. Happy traveling! :-)
Oh btw. make sure you take the russian train Repin. The finnish train Sibelius is just a normal train with no added eastern ambience.
nipsu from Finland wrote about Hermitage Museum 4 years, 5 months ago
I'm not so keen on history, but Hermitage museum is an enjoyable way to get to know Russian's history and cultural. There you almost forget that you are in a museum, because there are so many special things to see...over 3,000,000 items! In my opinion, the most interesting collection of the museum is The treasure Gallery, where gold and diamonds are the main points.
nipsu from Finland wrote about Saint Isaac's Cathedral 4 years, 5 months ago
This is also one of the enormous landmarks of Russia! As I have said many times, I don't really enjoy visiting historical and cultural places...including churches! But this cathedral is different, it's grand. When you have an possibility to visit St Petersburg, spare enough time, because there are so many awesome places to see.
nipsu from Finland wrote about Saint Petersburg 4 years, 5 months ago
I know that many people hate cabbage, but I also know that they haven't tasted cabbage soup in Russia! It was my appetizer in one restaurant in St Petersburg (but I can't remember the name of it) and I really loved it! Never have tasted so delicious soup! Slurps.
nannu from Finland wrote about Saint Petersburg 4 years ago
The town is absolutely on of the most beautiful and amazing towns I’ve ever visited in Europe. Everything is huge. Try circus, pantomime theatre, river trip in Neva, shopping in the local market, take an unofficial taxi from Nevskii Prospekt. Live in a hotel in which all the rooms are different.
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