San Petersburgo fue fundada por el Zar Pedro el Grande en el año 1703 durante la guerra contra Suecia y sus aliados (la denominada "Guerra del Norte") con la intención de convertirla en la "ventana de Rusia hácia el mundo occidental". La ciudad fue proyectada como fortaleza y ciudad europea. Pedro el Grande quería que San Petersburgo fuera la ciudad mas bonita en Europa.
Ahora el centro histórico de San Petersburgo está formado por las avenidas, calles y embarcaderos construidos en los siglos 18-19, entre los cuales se destacan la avenida Nevsky, la Plaza del Palacio, la isla Vasílyevsky, el Campo de Marte.
Experience the best of St. Petersburg
Cultural holiday in two Russian capitals
Cultural holidays in St. Petersburg
Experience Russia on Moscow to St. Petersburg river cruise
Feel free to request a tailor made tour to Russia
La isla de Kizhi ubicada en el lago Onego es famosa por su Museo de la Arquitectura de Madera declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
El centro histórico de San Petersburgo y conjuntos monumentales anexos están incluidos en la lista del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO.
Petrozavodsk es una ciudad fascinante con unos lugares de interés histórico y cultural que sirve tambien del punto de salida para la isla de Kizhi y para otros destinos turísticos de Carelia.
La Reserva Natural Kivach está ubicada al norte de Petrozavodsk (65 km).
The island of Valaam is located in Lake Ladoga. The famous Valaam Monastery was founded on the island centuries ago. It is one of the most interesting cultural, historical and nature attractions in the North of Russia.
This is one of the most famous St. Petersburg attractions. It had been the winter residence for emperors of Russia since the end of the 18th century till the revolution of 1917. The Hermtage, one of the biggest museums of the world, is in the same architectural ensemble.
Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a former summer residence of Russian Tzars. Peterhof Park and fountains are particulary beautiful.
The town of Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo or Tzar Village) is one of the most picturesque suburbs of Saint Petersburg.
Marble quarry in Ruskeala is an interesting and picturesque touristic object in Karelia.
Onego Lake Petroglyphs assemble is located on the Besov Nos Cape which is situated at the eastern shore of Onego Lake.
There are several villages in Karelia which represent the culture and history of the local population. In some villages one can observe the examples of wooden architecture such as small churches and chapels as well as traditional houses.
The town of Kronstadt is located 40 kilometers from Saint Petersburg on the Island of Kotlin in the Gulf of Finland and it is famous for its naval history.
The fortress was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 on Zayachy island, which is located on the Neva River.
St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox churches in Russia.
Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg was built in honour of the victory over Napoleon in the war of 1812.
The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is an Orthodox memorial cathedral, a museum and a monument of Russian architecture.
The legendary Aurora cruiser is docked at Petrogradsky embankment of Saint Petersburg.
Smolny Convent was established is 1744 by the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Tzar Peter the Great. It played an important role during the revolution events of 1917 as the main headquarters of the Bolsheviks.
Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg is a historic building featuring aristocratic interiors of the 18th-20th Centuries and an exhibition devoted to Gregory Rasputin, a mystical figure in the Russian history.
The town of Pavlovsk, which is famous for its palace and park ensemble, is located 26 kilometers to the south of Saint Petersburg.