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Saint Petersburg

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The cultural capital of Russian Federation

Russia, Saint Petersburg

In 1712-1918 Saint Petersburg was the capital of the Russian state, and now it bears the status of the cultural capital of Russia. It’s hardly possible to name all places of interest.

 

Among the most significant cultural and tourist places we may name: the State Hermitage, the Kunstkamera, the Mariinsky Theatre, the State Russian Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral.

 

St. Petersburg occupies an area of 1500 square km; it is ranked the 3rd most populated city in Europe (over 5 million citizens). Every day up to 2 million pedestrians cross the city main street, Nevsky Prospect and that number equals to the total population of Budapest!



How to get there

Waterways, airways, railways - there’s a lot to choose from.
The city has 5 railway terminals. There are international railway connections to Germany, Finland and many of ex-USSR countries.
Airways: Saint Petersburg’s main airport is Pulkovo International Airport.
Waterways: On Baltic coast are several seaports and also river ports on Neva river.

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