What secret places can be found in St. Petersburg?

What secret places can be found in St. Petersburg?

St. Petersburg impresses with the beauty of buildings, palaces, bridges and embankments. The Bronze Horseman, the Hermitage and the Peter and Paul Fortress are mandatory places to visit. In addition to the main attractions, the city will surprise you with secret locations that are rarely found in guidebooks.

We have chosen several such places. Read more in our new article. And if you want to know more about the city and its attractions, read the news on the official website of Express Sadovaya. We often post collections of interesting locations and favorable booking offers.

Vitebsk Railway Station

The oldest railway station, built in the first half of the 19th century. Attracts tourists with the unusual atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia with stained glass windows, marble railings and stucco.

People come to the Vitebsk railway station to take atmospheric pictures and enjoy the retro style of the premises.

Elagin Island

A small island in the Neva Delta has a natural origin and was first mentioned in the 17th century. Under Peter I, this land passed into the possession of Vice-Chancellor Shafirov. At one time, the owner of the island was Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin.

Nowadays there is a park with canals, ponds and the Elaginoostrovsky Palace with various buildings.


St. Anne's Lutheran Church is an active parish. However, there are regular excursions for tourists, telling the history of Christianity simply and clearly.

The atmosphere of the place is only at first glance frightening. At the beginning of the noughties, the church was burning, and the restoration process was still not finished. Therefore, the interior looks dilapidated and damaged.

Cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Excursions to cemeteries will not appeal to everyone, but there are enough people who want to see the ancient crypts.

If you are one of such brave souls, go to the cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Famous artists rest on the territory of the necropolis, so their graves are decorated with rich tombstones and statues.

Lighthouses of Kronstadt

After exploring the center of the capital, go to Kronstadt. Several lighthouses have been built on its territory, which look into the distance of the bay. To get to them, we recommend taking a guided tour. The guide will tell you about the history of each lighthouse.

There are still many secret places in St. Petersburg. Be sure to explore the city on your own and as part of an excursion. And to get to any location faster, book a room at the Express Sadovaya Hotel. We offer our guests standard apartments and with increased comfort.