ST. PETERSBURG VISA-FREE
With its easily recognizable architectural icons and priceless artistic treasures, St. Petersburg is the most well-know and popular Russian destination for tourists from all over the world. Often referred to as Venice of the North, it is indeed one of the greatest cultural, historical and architectural repositories in the world. St. Petersburg's grandeur created by its wide prospects, splendid palaces and parks, world-class museums and theaters is astonishing.
Built on a swamp by westward-oriented Peter the Great who envisioned it as a display of imperial Russia’s growing status in the world and refined by his successors, who commissioned European architects to add fabulous cathedrals and palaces to the city’s layout, St Petersburg transpired as the Romanovs’ showcase capital and retained this status through the centuries. Despite its tragic history, the city still has the ambiance of the imperial capital.
St Petersburg's heritage of artistic and cultural treasures is unsurpassed. You can spend months in the Hermitage, exploring everything from ancient mummies to Renoir, while the Russian Museum, housed in four sumptuous palaces, is considered the best collection of Russian art in the world. Top it off with world-class ballet and opera at the Mariinsky Theatre, classical concerts at the Philharmonic Society and famous White Nights music festivals in summer months, and you are about to experience the biggest cultural shock in your life.
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