Travelling to Saint Petersburg – Photo Journal

st. petersburg
 I was in Saint Petersburg, Russia in the last week of March. The second largest city in Russia, a former capital of the empire and a cultural capital of this majestic nation, has a lot to offer.
What to visit in Saint Petersburg? I already wrote about the most known and fascinating attractions in the city, but now I want to convince you by showing some moments from my trip there.
I got there by plane(1.5h), from Moscow, like most tourists. There is also a fast train ( takes about 4h) from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and the night train (8h).
My only tip, which I will always mention is to VISIT RUSSIA IN THE SUMMER! It was very cold, and it’s such a pity to not walk around and discover as many streets and hidden corners as possible because it’s so eye-pleasing, I cannot tell you enough.

Saint Petersburg – Photo Journal

Of course, the most visited place in Saint Petersburg is the Church of the Savior on Blood.
Russian souvenirs
I was using the metro day before a bombing attack. I was shocked when I found out the next day. Unfortunately, the world is not always as it should.
Sankt Petersburg metro
The metro of St. Petersburg – one of the deepest in the world.
 The communist symbols are everywhere, especially in the metro stations.
Sankt Petersburg metro
what does the perfect trip look like
The Hermitage Museum – The Winter Palace of the Russian Emperors. The second biggest museum in the world and the largest painting collection. Take your time and enjoy it! I recommend visiting the Diamond Fund. It’s a guided tour, which happens only once a day.
The Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg
The Hermitage Museum
The weather was playing tricks on me. It started snowing by the time I got out, although the morning was sunny. Thanks, 1st of April!
Peterhof – 20 km for Saint Petersburg. A bus ride away from the city. Make sure to be clear about where you need to get off, so the driver can tell you (although they don’t speak English). I missed it the first time. Took another hour to get back.
I was a little bit lost in Russia. What a joy! Admiring the country side.
peterhof upper garden
Peterhof – The summer palace
peterhof fountains
As you can tell, it was very cold at the end of March. I can only imagine the amazing gardens in the summer.
Which is your favourite spot in Saint Petersburg?

2 Replies to “Travelling to Saint Petersburg – Photo Journal”

  1. So many architectural gems in Saint Petersburg! I heard that metro stations in Moscow are gorgeous, is it the same in Saint Petersburg?

    1. Yes indeed the metro stations in Moscow are amazing, even more amazing than the ones in Saint Petersburg. I’ll post about that, with photos and insights 😀

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