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  2. Saint Petersburg - Wikipedia

    Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd (1914–1924) and later Leningrad (1924–1991; see below), is the second-largest city in Russia after Moscow. It is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city had a population of roughly 5.6 million residents as of 2021.

  3. St. Petersburg | Map, Points of Interest, & History | Britannica

    St. Petersburg, city and port, extreme northwestern Russia. It is a major historical and cultural center, as well as Russia’s second largest city. For two centuries (1712–1918) it was the capital of the Russian Empire. Its historic district was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990.

  4. 18 Best Things to Do in St. Petersburg | U.S. News Travel

    Ranking of the top 18 things to do in St. Petersburg. Travelers favorites include #1 Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace, #2 Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and more.

  5. City of St. Petersburg

    10a St. Pete Comic Con 2024. Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay 2023. Dec 3. Gentle Hatha Yoga at Sunken Gardens. Dec 4. Mayor Welch's City Hall on Tour: Stop #4. Dec 5. Kenneth T. Welch was sworn in as the 54th mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida on January 6, 2022. Mayor's Office.

  6. St Petersburg Russia travel guide featuring unique video and 360° panoramas of beautiful St. Petersburg. Sightseeing and entertainment information, special events, maps, and attractions in St Petersburg. Read more about St-Petersburg, Russia for visitors, guests and travelers.

  7. History of Saint Petersburg - Wikipedia

    History of Saint Petersburg. The city of Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703. It became the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1712–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg ceased being the capital in 1918 after the Russian Revolution of 1917.

  8. St. Petersburg, Russia 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    About St. Petersburg. The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and give yourself plenty of time to browse the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage.

  9. Things to Do in St. Petersburg - Tripadvisor

    Top Attractions in St. Petersburg. Map. See all. These rankings are informed by traveler reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time. 1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. 21,724. Churches & Cathedrals. Nevskiy.

  10. St Petersburg travel - Lonely Planet | Russia, Europe

    St Petersburg. Russia, Europe. The sheer grandeur and history of Russia's imperial capital never fail to amaze, but this is also a city with a revolutionary spirit.

  11. Saint Petersburg - Simple English Wikipedia, the free...

    Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, romanized: Sankt-Peterburg) is a Russian city in northwestern Russia, near the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. Over five million people live in St. Petersburg as of 2015, and it is the second biggest city in Russia.