St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities we’ve had the pleasure of visiting. And although English is not the strongest skill amongst Russians, it is easier than many other European cities to get by and understand simple things like the “Metro,” street names, maps, and even the self-checkout aisles in most supermarkets.
St Petersburg – the Venice of the North
Saint Petersburg is a port city in the Baltic Sea founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. It was designed and built as the capital of the Russian Empire, and it held this position for over 200 years.
Nowadays, St Petersburg is the cultural center of Russia. You can take a look at the best examples of Russian art: from Orthodox Icons to the works of Kandinsky. You can find the Mariinsky Theatre, the Hermitage Museum, and even a Sphinx in the Neva River.
Russia is a splendid place that we strongly recommend everyone visit at least once. We are already planning to go back sometime soon to explore the colossal country further.
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