1. HERMITAGE MUSEUM
This is the site where Alexander II of Russia was assassinated on March 13, 1881. It is one of St. Petersburg’s most quintessential places to visit. With unbelievable multi-colored mosaics and a vibrantly colored, palace-like design, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to visit this beautiful museum.
Playing a significant role in the Russian revolution and being the very spot that St. Petersburg was founded, make sure you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress. Take a tour of the fortress for some incredible views of the Winter Palace and River Neva.
5. ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL
This sanctuary is the most prominent orthodox basilica on the planet. This cathedral no longer serves solely as a place of worship but rather a museum. Visit the top of the temple for some of the most magnificent views of St. Petersburg.
The ballets and operas put on in Russia are some of the most notable. If you can manage the time, purchase tickets to a show while you’re in St. Petersburg.
There are many canals and around 800 bridges throughout the city. At one point, these waterways were the main form of transportation. Nowadays, the canals are famous tourist attractions.
Right outside of St. Petersburg is the Catherine Palace in Pushkin. While you are there, visit the Amber room and take a stroll through the gardens.
9. FABERGE MUSEUM
Over 2.5 miles long, the Nevsky Prospect serves as a royal pathway and the main street in St. Petersburg. This is where you will get to enjoy the best restaurants, palaces, boutiques, shops, hotels, and more. Much of the architecture on this street is very distinguished.