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St Petersburg – Part I


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So we effectively reached the end of our Sunday Cruise across Russia from East to West in the city of Saint Petersburg

Courtesy of Wikipedia: Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015). An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city).

Situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703. During the periods 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the capital of Imperial Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved to Moscow, which is about 625 km (388 miles) to the south-east.

Saint Petersburg is often considered Russia's cultural capital. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. Many foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.

Unfortunately, due to our extended time in Moscow we ended up having less time to explore this cultural hub of Russia and therefore declined standing in what were extremely long queues to gain entrance to the Winter Palace (the Hermitage)

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or Catherine Palace.

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We did do the Hop on Hop off Bus and Boat tours and can highly recommend these as a great way to see the city.

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One of the few points of interest that didn't have massive queues was the Faberge Museum. WOW, talk about some exquisite pieces of art.

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Looks great. Would love to see the Faberge museum.

by Nigel

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