St Petersburg, Russia
Russia can never go wrong in most things. Its history is sensational, its cityscape is beautiful, society is progressive and the entertainment opportunities here are practically endless and a city like St. Petersburg has all this and more.
You can’t come to a city so full of historical roots without checking out the Anna Akhmatova Museum at 53 Liteiny Prospekt. It has sights and experiences just waiting to explode onto your senses.
St Petersburg Attractions
From the Czar’s to the revolutions they inspired, you’ll learn this and more at the Bolshoy Dom at 4 Liteyny Prospekt. If you find yourself visiting St. Petersburg in winter, you’ll find a location 19 miles outside the city that’ll reveal some if the most picturesque Russian winter sights of all time. It’s called Pavlovsk Park and it’s an affair in beauty.
Petropavlovsk Krepost is the city’s oldest section and surely as not you’ll find stories here that’ll last you a lifetime. Check out the Peter and Paul Fortress and you’ll see why. Of course, who can forget the Russian Museum at 4/2 Inzhenernaya Ulitsa? You simply need to enter to feel the press of centuries weighing down on you.
If you’re at 2 Palace Square do not think of leaving without heading inside the State Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace, both of which will have you gaping in awe at the sheer awesomeness of it all. Don’t forget to snap away at that camera, though.
Shopping in Russia! What more can be said after that? A book-lover will find the Anglia British Bookshop at 38 Fontanka very interesting. 30 Sadovaya Ulitsa hosts the regionally well-known Apraksin Dvor where some of your best discount shopping can find reality. All sorts of music, especially Russian, can be found at 2 Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa in a place called Tsentr Design.
The fashion-fan can head to DLT at 21/23 Bolshaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa. Many an imported shop and designer brands await the attire-conscious soul there. Head to the Kalinka Stockman for some great food. They’re put up at 25 Nevsky Prospek. You must try the local Russian cuisine, so put off the familiar and delve into the new.
The Russian Nightlife is too brilliant to ignore. In a country known for its formality and extreme clime, you’d be shocked to see they party like the Americans, perhaps even better. The Fishfabrique at 10 Pushkinskaya Ulitsa is where you’ll find alternative music and beats to groove to. And some great mix-and-match with Latin dancing can be enjoyed at 8 Gretcheskiy Pereulok in Khrapkoff.
Even though all their names and addresses to locations around the city may be near impossible to pronounce or remember, just know that it’s ‘English’ for the Russians. As such, look past that and see the grandeur, modern thrills, high-end passion for fashion, food and Art and all things beautiful that St. Petersburg exemplifies.