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.
Of course, the most visited place in Saint Petersburg is the Church of the Savior on Blood.
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.
The communist symbols are everywhere, especially in the metro stations.
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 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.
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?