After the maritime victory over the Swedish army, Peter I the Great decided to build a city on the small islands and lagoons on the mouth of the river Neva. The Russian, Italian and French masters dreamed up wonderful Baroque and Classicist palaces on the banks of the canals.
The Church of the Savior of Blood, the Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the blue, white and gold Smolny and the Winter Palace all make the city of white nights unforgettable.
The Hermitage has one of the largest art collections of the world, but for those who find this less than enough, there is the Russian Museum, and the suburbs of Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk.
- Neva river and the bridges
- The Church of the Savior of Blood
- Mikhailovsky Palace
- Russian Museum
- Nevsky Prospekt
- Winter Palace
- St. Isaac's Cathedral
- St. Nicholas Cathedral
- Peter and Paul Fortress
- Aurora cruiser
- White nights and the Red Sails Day