The 350 year-old city of St Petersburg has become an epic of European revolt and intrigue. Its political and historical narratives can still be seen today all around the city. Below are a few convincing reasons on why you should check out this amazing city. The city is huge so prepare your St Petersburg Travel Guide and Offline City Map.
Art is deeply ingrained in the veins of St. Petersburg. This is made obvious the moment you set foot into the city. Almost all the streets are covered in amazing street art that conveys various political and personal views by the artists. The most famous among this marvelous works of art is Timofey Radya’s manifesto All I Know About Street Art he painted at a former plastics factory and dedicated to the St Petersburg Street Art Museum. If you are not that into street art, the world renowned Hermitage Museum houses invaluable works by Rembrandt, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, and other famous artists.
St. Petersburg has several world class parks worthy of your attention the most famous one being the Lower Park which is also referred to as the Russian Versailles. Its location which is between the Grand Palace and the seashore allows for an enthralling scenery and soothing breeze. The Lower Park houses the largest system of fountains in the world. Its arrangement of over 140 fountains will definitely make your jaw drop. It has three major cascades, each one distinct from the others.
St Petersburg has no shortage of majestic palaces. The Pavlovsk Palace was designed by several of its era’s brightest architects to serve as the perfect summer residence for Great Paul I. inside of the palace is like a different world where cultures from all over the world converge. It has sections dedicated for a particular culture. Its most popular sections are the Egyptian Vestibule, the Italian Hall, and the Greek Hall. Also hanging all around the palace interior are priceless French paintings. The palace also has a serene garden where musical greats such as Strauss occasionally perform.
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