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  3. Saint Petersburg - Wikipedia

    Saint Petersburg is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, the most populous city on the Baltic Sea, and the world's northernmost city of more than 1 million residents. As Russia's Imperial capital, and a historically strategic port, it is governed as a federal city.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. History of Saint Petersburg - Wikipedia

    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 .

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

    St. Petersburg is known for some of its popular attractions, which include: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood; The State Hermitage Museum; Hermitage Theater; Museum of Soviet Life Style; The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

  8. St. Petersburg - Russian Empire, Tsar Peter, Cultural Hub

    St. Petersburg - Russian Empire, Tsar Peter, Cultural Hub: Settlement of the region around the head of the Gulf of Finland by Russians began in the 8th or 9th century. Known then as Izhorskaya Zemlya or, more commonly, as Ingermanland or Ingria, the region came under the control of Novgorod, but it long remained thinly populated.

  9. Things to Do in St. Petersburg - Tripadvisor

    1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood 21,720 Churches & Cathedrals Nevskiy By NancyH728 This church with the unusual name sits on the site of the March I, 1881 assassination of Czar Alexander II and built… 2. The State Hermitage Museum 26,710 Art Museums Admiralteisky • Open now By forsl