The best way to see the sights is to walk around the city. If during your trip you decide to book a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg, then this route is for you. In this article, we have compiled a walk around the city center. It will cover all the most famous sights.
Peter I dreamed of building the capital of the world, which would not be inferior in beauty and luxury to other European cities. He has succeeded in many ways. Most of the city's most famous attractions are located in a relatively small area within 3 kilometers. In good weather, a leisurely walk around the city will allow you to see many beautiful places, get positive emotions and take good pictures.
Let's start from the Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor metro stations, located in the central part of Nevsky Prospekt. Walk along Nevsky Prospekt from the Kazan Cathedral towards Palace Square. The gold-plated spire of the Admiralty will give you a guide. Turn left onto St. Isaac's Square, for example, along Malaya Morskaya Street. Nearby is the metro station "Admiralteyskaya". At the top of the building, near the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, there is an observation deck overlooking the city.
Then we will go from St. Isaac's Cathedral to the Neva. Here, on the Senate Square, is the most famous monument to Peter I - "The Bronze Horseman". From here you can walk to Palace Square along the Neva and Admiralteyskaya Embankment, or through the Alexander Garden park.
Palace Square and the Winter Palace are perhaps the most visited places in St. Petersburg by tourists. The Hermitage is the largest and most famous museum in St. Petersburg, located right here in the Winter Palace. The attention of tourists on Palace Square is also attracted by the Alexander Column and the Arch of the General Staff Building.
One of the most beautiful places in the city - the building of the Old Stock Exchange and the Rostral Columns on Vasilyevsky Island - can be reached on foot by crossing the Neva along the Palace Bridge. Not far from this place is the first museum in Russia - the Kunstkamera.
Walk along the Birzhevoy Bridge to the Peter and Paul Fortress. This is the place from which Peter the Great began to build St. Petersburg. In the fortress there is the "Peter and Paul Cathedral", in which the tomb of the founder of the city is located. Near the Peter and Paul Fortress there is also a zoo and an artillery museum.
Near the castle, east of the Trinity Bridge, is the cruiser Aurora. The distance from the fortress to the cruiser "Aurora" is about a kilometer. You can get to the Field of Mars along the Trinity Bridge. Not far from it there are several popular tourist sites: the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Russian Museum, the Mikhailovsky Castle. You can go to Nevsky Prospekt along the Griboyedov Canal Embankment or from Arts Square along Mikhailovskaya Street.
The length of the above route is about eight kilometers. In summer, if the weather is good, you can take a boat trip along the canals of St. Petersburg. Excursions along rivers and canals are offered in many places in the city, for example, on the Griboyedov Canal and on the Neva near the Winter Palace.
We offer you to book the Express Sadovaya Hotel on the official website. Thanks to a good transport interchange, you can easily get to the main attractions of the city.