St.Petersburg is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with almost 5 million inhabitants. It was a capital of Russia for 200 years, and even though Moscow has claimed the title, St.Petersburg is often called the cultural capital and regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Russia and Europe.
Standing by the Baltic Sea, this city charms visitors with stunning architecture, elegant bridges across canals and scenic walks. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you are visiting Russia, St.Petersburg is a must-see place. Go there by plane, bus or train and don’t forget to plan your day-tours to nearby suburbs to take a look at the famous palaces and estates.