I just got back from my holiday from St.Petersburg and I miss the town already. My boyfriend and I was planning this trip from a very long time, preparing every single step of our journey. We made a list with all sights, restaurants to eat and routes we were supposed to use during our three-day stay. We were sure in our plans and time tables untill the moment we set foot in the town. St.Petersburg is one of these places where you can be lost in the history and beauty. The city is absolutely wonderful and for this short stay we just scratched the surface. However, if you are going to visit St.Petersburg you shoud definitely visit these sights:
There is no way missing these place. One of the most amazing museums in the world, a home of thousands of artifacts from all over the planet. It is good to know that the working hours on the offical website are far more different from the actual ones. The museum is opened from 10.30-16.30 and I can assure you you will spend the whole day there. In spite of the guided tours offered by the Hermitage, we decided to take a look by ourselves. I am glad we did so as the people in side the groups looked like bored and rushed, but not interested.
2. Take a walk tour:
Despite our great planning, we broke the scheduale by taking a long walk (approx. 4 hours) on the St.Petersburg’s most famous streets and boulevards. We were so lost in the beauty of the city that we lost any idea of the time going by.
3. Peter and Paul Fortress:
If you are going there in June you will definitelly see the White Nights. However, we were in March and missed this part. But the place is woth visiting. The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great in 1703. In the early 20th century, it was still used as a prison by the tsarist government. Today it has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History. The museum has gradually become virtually the sole owner of the fortress building, except the structure occupied by the Saint Petersburg Mint.