There are some mysterious legends in Sankt-Petersburg. One of them connected with famous symbol of city — sculpture Bronze Horseman. This monument is dedicated to Peter the Great — first Russian emperor and founder new capital.
This monument was built by the order of Russian empress Ekaterina II. However, before this her son, future emperor Pavel, had seen ghost of Peter. That ghost had pointed the place, where this monument will be build. And had worried about future of his descendant — Pavel. Ghost had grounds for this. Because after a few years of domination, Pavel was killed. more
Want you see best view included in St. Petersburg tours? River and walking excursions also. Therefore, you must went at spit of Vasilyevsky Island. From this place you can see not only best ever view on the banks of Nevas river, but most known and popular St. Petersburg sights, like: Winter palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Cruiser Aurora, Kunstkamera, and famous bridges.
In addition, right here you can see one of the symbols of Northern Palmyra — Rostral columns. Tradition to build Rostral columns came from ancient Rome. It was symbol of naval military power. more
The Kunstkamera (also known as the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography) it is old white-green building situated at the bank of the Neva river. As you can see from the whole name, the first Russia emperor — Peter the Great, founded Kunstkamera. Who also founded new capital of the country — St. Petersburgh. more
This beautiful church was built on the place where Russian emperor Alexander II were killed by the terrorists. They tried killing him a few times before. However, he almost did not had guards and he used to walking St. Petersburgh like usual man or traveled in the open caret.
Killer had thrown bomb to the emperor’s crew. However, Tsar was not injured. In this bustle none had saw the second terrorist. Who had thrown another bomb. And Alexander II were killed. more
Do you want to see:
- best ever view of the St. Petersburg center,
- incredible interior of the biggest orthodox church in the city,
- roof surrounded by the statues that you can see so close?
It’s all Saint Isaac’s Cathedral.
That roof supported by the giant marble colons. This view if you climb on the roof and will walk surround. Statues, too.
All it’s not far away from Winter Palace and other sights that you can see during excursions in St. Petersburg from our company. more
Do you want to see orthodox icon on which Stalin prayed? Yes, legend tell us that when Red Army were prepared to counterattack under the Moscow against German army, the Great Russian dictator did it. It was Our Lady of Kazan icon — maybe most famous and respected icon in Russia.
Now she are stored under the roof of Kazan Cathedral. Kazan — it’s not because cathedral in the city of Kazan. Kazan far away to east. It’s because this name of icon. This cathedral — the main church and symbol of Russian army. Located at the center of St. Petersburg. more
Many of us remember Russia like a Soviet Union. However, how Russian Empire became a Soviet Union? There was two revolution in 1917. First in February. When Russian Provisional Government seized power. In October, Bolsheviks defeated them. It was begining of civil war and genesis of new state called Soviet Union.
So, what about cruiser Aurora?
Ship took part of Russo-Japanese war a few years before October revolution. Then he took part of First World War on the Baltic Sea. In October 1917, he went for repairs to Saint Petersburg. And, according to Bolsheviks, cruiser made signal for start attack of Winter Palace where Russian Provisional Government were sitting. Cruiser made a gunshot. We all know end of this story. more
It’s one of the most beautiful and well-known buildings that you can see during excursions in St. Petersburg.
It was residence of Russian emperors where they had live at the winter. At summer, they moved to Tsarskoe selo and Peterhof. However, Winter Palace was built not by the Peter I’s, but his daughter queen Elizabeth.
Since this, Winter palace — witness of the Russian history. His windows saw Decembrist revolt against tsar Nicholas I’s, Bloody Sunday and February Revolution of 1917 when the rebels captured palace. Then by the Bolsheviks. more
Let us talk about most beautiful and popular sights of St. Petersburg that you can see in the tours to North capital of Russia. Yes, it’s second, not official name of the city. Third — Northern Palmyra.
You can see these sights even in walking tours. Because most of them in the downtown.
So, Peter and Paul Fortress… more