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Second main city in Russia, Saint Petersburg has an amazing, chameleonic charme to it. Suffice to say, it underwent three name changes: first, in 1914, from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd; later, it turned into Leningrad during the communist regime, only to return the original St. Petersburg at the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Crossed by many channels and bridges, with its centre bordered by two rivers, Saint Petersburg is rich in elegant, glamorous buildings, envisaging the past tsars’ dominance, long-stretching imposing avenues and colourful domes from the many religious buildings.
The Winter Palace, one of the Tsardom’s residences for over 200 years, dominates on one side a never-ending square, and on the other the Neva river. Built between 1754 and 1762, it is currently part of the assets forming the Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage hosts the world’s greatest paintings collection: Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet are but a few of the artists whose pieces are showcased in its halls.
For anyone interested in getting a grasp of the Russian culture, the State Russian Museum is solely dedicated to the Russian Art, from the oldest religious icons to the modern commercial art.
The Marble Palace also is worth a visit, one of the first neoclassical buildings in Russia, which owes its name to the great quantity of polychromatic marbles used to decorate it and the Michajlovskij Castle (Castel of the Engineers), one of the most original monuments of the 1700s Russian architecture.
Among the religious buildings, St. Isaac Cathedral needs mentioning, boasting a golden dome, one of the largest in the world, dominating the city’s skyline.
The city is also popular for its entertainment, especially on the Neva riverbank, where you can take romantic boat rides and go to many venues. As far as food is concerned, Saint Petersburg’s cuisine makes large use of many ingredients from the traditional Russian culinary heritage like cabbage, potatoes, turnips, fish and caviar, yoghurt and sour cream.
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